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Registration & Travel Awards

NOTE: Soy2018 and the Breeder’s Tour require separate registration. Participants may register for either event or for both.

Soy2018 Registration

  • On-site registration: $450 ($350 for graduate students and postdocs)
  • Additional Tuesday BBQ guest ticket: $60
    *Note: One BBQ meal ticket is included with Soy2018 registration. The purchasing of an additional BBQ dinner ticket is optional.

Registration closes on July 31, 2018, after which only on-site registration will be available. Registration includes the Sunday opening reception, lunch on Monday and Tuesday, breaks, and the Georgia BBQ dinner on Tuesday.

Register for the Soy2018 Conference (link)


Refunds, minus a $50 administrative fee, can be made until July 31, after which refunds will not be issued as contracts with vendors will have been set.

Southern Soybean Breeders Tour Registration

The Breeder’s tour will start Aug. 29 in the morning with a session for Soybean Breeding and Production. The full tour starts after the completion of Soy2018.

  • Registration is free (limited to 140 persons) and will close on Aug. 10!
  • Tuesday BBQ dinner ticket (Optional): $60
    *Note: One BBQ meal ticket is included with Soy2018 registration. The purchasing of an additional BBQ dinner ticket is optional.

Register for the Southern Soybean Breeders Tour (link)

Travel Award


To help broaden participation beyond those who traditionally attend this conference, a limited number of travel awards supported by the National Science Foundation (NSF) is available for students, postdocs, and early career faculty and scientists who present a poster or are selected for oral presentations at the 17th Biennial Molecular and Cellular Biology of Soybean Conference (Soy 2018). The Travel Award is intended to help offset the costs of travel or lodging or registration fees and make attendance possible for people who otherwise would not be able to attend.

Eligibility and Review Process

The travel award applicants must be undergraduate or graduate students, postdocs, or early career faculty and scientists from U.S. institutions involved in the work on Soybean Molecular and Cellular Biology/Breeding/Genetics, as required by NSF.

All applications will be reviewed and evaluated by the following criteria:

      1. Conference abstract;
      2. personal statement;
      3. justification for attendance and financial support; and
      4. support letter. The award priority will be given to a group traditionally under-represented in science. In order to qualify, an applicant must present a poster or be selected for an oral presentation at the Soy 2018.

How to Apply

To apply, please send following documents to Dr. Zenglu Li () by June 15, 2018:

      • Application form (PDF)
      • Abstract of the poster or oral presentation to be presented
      • One-page letter of support and confirmation of student/postdoc status from your advisor

When emailing your application, please save all required documents as a single PDF file and use your last name as the file name.