Zweifach Student Travel Award

Named in honor of Founding Society Member, two-time President, and pioneer of the field of microcirculation and bioengineering, who combined engineering principles with medicine to describe the mechanical properties of the microvasculature, tissue-specific vascular anatomies, microvessel fluid dynamics, lymphatics, and their application to human disease.

These awards are given annually to up to ten exceptional scientists-in-training to encourage their participation in the annual meeting of the Microcirculatory Society (part of annual Experimental Biology meeting). Applicants must have submitted a first author abstract to one of the Microcirculatory Society topic categories at Experimental Biology (1040-APS through 1054-APS). For 2022, the awards will consist of a certificate and a check for $500 to help defray the costs of attending the meeting.


  • must be graduate student
  • must be MCS student member
  • must complete the application form (click here)
  • submit a copy of submitted abstract and a letter of support from your supervisor to:
    Dr. Phoebe Stapleton,
    Chair of the Awards Committee
Deadline: January 14, 2022, 5 PM EST

Previous recipients are eligible to reapply. Recipients are not eligible to receive the award in consecutive years.

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Benjamin W. Zweifach


Click here to meet some past recipients.