Established in 2012, the Phoebe Leboy Professional Development Award is named in honor of the legacy and contributions of Dr. Phoebe Leboy. Dr. Leboy was a longstanding ASBMR member who tirelessly championed ASBMR programs and initiatives including her lifelong dedication to mentoring young investigators. She carried out a number of important studies on the inequities faced by women in the fields of science, technology, engineering and mathematics and made it her mission to see these barriers removed.
The Phoebe Leboy Professional Development Award is for a woman young investigator who resides outside the United States. The award will provide the resources needed for the selected individual to attend the ASBMR Annual Meeting, mentorship from senior women in related areas of research, and one year of membership in ASBMR. The award amount is up to $2,000 USD. Preference will be given to an applicant residing in an emerging or developing country, for a complete list of ASBMR designating developing countries, click here.
- Must not work or reside in the United States
- Must be a woman young investigator in the bone field within five years of completion of a Ph.D., M.D., residency training or international equivalent (please note that Ph.D. or M.D. students are not eligible)
- Must plan to submit an abstract to the ASBMR Annual Meeting
- Must be a current ASBMR member for less than 5 years
Applications are now open for the 2024 cycle, deadline to apply is Monday, April 15th. Applicants will be notified in May. Upon submission of your application, we strongly advise promptly submitting your Visa form, if applicable, as it requires timely processing in order to attend the Annual Meeting.
*To be considered for the Phoebe Leboy Award, you must intend to submit an abstract for the 2024 ASBMR Annual Meeting. To receive the award, you must submit and be accepted to present your abstract at the 2024 Annual Meeting.
The award amount is up to $2,000 to help cover flights, housing and any other travel costs to attend the Annual Meeting plus Annual Meeting registration. If awarded the Phoebe Leboy Award, the awardee commits to submitting an abstract to the 2024 ASBMR Annual Meeting and attending the meeting from September 27-30, 2024 in Toronto, ON, CA.