Interested in defense, intelligence, or consulting careers? Attend the DTRA Chem/Bio Defense Science & Technology Conference this November.

Angela Zito
August 2, 2017
Posted in Announcements

The Defense Threat Reduction Agency (DTRA) is hosting an annual conference about science and technology in the Department of Defense Chemical and Biological Defense Program. The 2017 Chemical and Biological Defense Science & Technology (CBD S&T) Conference will be in Long Beach, California, November 28-30, 2017. Student registration rates are available.

This is a great opportunity for someone interested in working in defense/military areas of government (either as an analyst or scientist), or someone interested in defense-related consulting.

ASPIRE travel scholarships may be available to qualified Vanderbilt trainees in the biomedical sciences to defray travel costs. Please note, you MUST apply for an ASPIRE travel scholarship BEFORE registering for the conference if you wish to receive ASPIRE funds. Be sure to review the ASPIRE travel scholarship eligibility requirements carefully at Notably, PhD students must be post-qualifying exam and students and postdocs must be US citizens or permanent residents to qualify for ASPIRE travel scholarship funding.

The Conference offers the opportunity to review the latest and most dynamic developments in basic and applied scientific research within the chemical and biological defense arena. Collaborate with more than 1,500 scientists, program managers and leaders from across the globe who are committed to making the world safer by confronting chemical and biological defense challenges. Attendees will also have the opportunity to network with DTRA science and technology managers as well as other members of DTRA’s Chemical and Biological Defense team.


ASPIRE scholarships may be available to defray travel costs, for biomedical sciences PhD students and postdocs who qualify. ASPIRE travel scholarships have specific eligibility requirements, which you may review here. If you are interested in registering for this conference and wish to apply for an ASPIRE travel scholarship to defray your travel expenses, contact Kim Petrie prior to registering so we can confirm your eligibility and the availability of funds to support your travel.

Learn More at or see the attached flyer for more information. The registration deadline is NOVEMBER 3.