TWD 2017 About TWD 2017 Travel



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ABOUT THE NIGMS TWD-FUNDED T32 PROGRAM DIRECTORS TRAVEL AWARDS:   APPLY EARLY!!  FASEB MARC is offering a limited number of TWD 2017 Travel Awards to help support the participation of Principal Investigators/Program Directors of active NIGMS TWD-funded T32 grants.  Each travel award covers eligible expenses up to a maximum of $1,200 to support the applicant’s participation in the TWD 2017 Program Directors’ Meeting. The award must be applied to related expenses including travel (air and ground transportation), lodging at the Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel (the designated TWD 2017 meeting venue), TWD 2017 meeting registration and per diem allowance ($111.00) for combined (to/from) travel days.  

The travel awards will be processed as reimbursements to the award recipients after the meeting. Original receipts will be required in order to receive reimbursement.     NOTE:  Travel awards are limited to a maximum of three (3) NIGMS TWD-funded T32 Principal Investigators/Program Directors per university/institution.

The TWD 2017 Program Directors' Meeting is funded in part by grants from the
National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health.  [T36 GM0008059-32 and T36 GM0008637-21]. 

Travel award funding is restricted to USA Citizens or Legal Permanent Residents of the USA.

BALTIMORE, MARYLAND   Baltimore MD Inner Harbor Skyline

Baltimore is the largest city in the U.S. state of Maryland, and the 29th-most populous city in the country.  It was established by the Constitution of Maryland and is not part of any county; thus, it is the largest independent city in the United States. Baltimore has more public monuments per capita than any other city in the country and is home to some of the earliest National Register historic districts in the nation, including Fell's Point (1969), Federal Hill (1970) and Mount Vernon Place (1971). More than 65,000 properties, or roughly one in three buildings in the city, are listed on the National Register, more than any other city in the nation.

Founded in 1729, Baltimore is the second largest seaport in the Mid-Atlantic.  Baltimore's Inner Harbor was once the second leading port of entry for immigrants to the United States and a major manufacturing center. After a decline in major manufacturing, industrialization and rail transportation, Baltimore shifted to a service-oriented economy, with the Johns Hopkins Hospital (founded 1889), and Johns Hopkins University (founded 1876), now the city's top two employers.

With hundreds of identified districts, Baltimore has been dubbed "a city of neighborhoods". Famous residents have included the writers Edgar Allan Poe, Edith Hamilton, Frederick Douglass and H.L. Mencken; jazz musician James "Eubie" Black; singer Billie Holiday; actor and filmmaker John Waters; and baseball player Babe Ruth.  In the War of 1812, Francis Scott Key wrote The Star-Spangled Banner, later the American national anthem, in the city.



Visit BWI airport website   

Airport Phone: 1 410 589 7111

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel distance/direction: 12 miles NE
This hotel does not provide shuttle service to/from BWI.

Driving directions from BWI: Take Route 170 to Interstate 295 North/Baltimore-Washington Parkway. The parkway will become Russell Street in downtown Baltimore. Follow Russell Street to Pratt Street and turn right. Continue on Pratt Street through ten traffic lights to President Street and turn right again. Follow President Street through three traffic lights moving into the right hand lane after the second light (Eastern Avenue). At the third light, drive straight ahead towards the Katyn Memorial and enter the traffic circle. Take the first right exit (about 50 feet into the circle) onto Aliceanna Street. The hotel entrance will be 100 yards on the right.

Alternate transportation from BWI:

  • Estimated taxi fare: $45 USD  (one way)


Visit IAD airport website

Airport Phone: 1 703 417 8000

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel distance/direction: 52 miles NE
This hotel does not provide shuttle service to/from IAD.

Driving directions from IADTake the Dulles Toll Road East to Interstate 495 North amd continue to Interstate 95 North. Follow Interstate 95 North to Interstate 395 and exit at Pratt Street in downtown Baltimore. Turn right and proceed to President Street. Turn right then right again onto Aliceanna Street The hotel will be on the right.

Alternate transportation from IAD:

  • Estimated taxi fare: $150 USD  (one way)



Visit DCA airport website

Airport Phone: 1 703 572 2700

Baltimore Marriott Waterfront Hotel distance/direction: 61 miles NE
This hotel does not provide shuttle service to/from DCA.

Driving directions from DCA: Take the George Washington Parkway North to Interstate 495 and continue to Interstate 95 North.  Follow Interstate 95 North to Interstate 395 and exit at Pratt Street in downtown Baltimore.  Turn right and proceed to President Street.  Turn right then right again onto Aliceanna Street.  The hotel will be on the right. 

Alternate transportation from DCA:

  • Estimated taxi fare: $120 USD  (one way)


Baltimore, MD (BAL) - Penn Station

Station Building (with waiting room)
1500 North Charles Street
Baltimore, MD 21201

BWI Airport, MD (BWI) - Amtrak/MARC Station
BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport
7 Amtrak Way
BWI Airport, MD 21240




Last Updated: 05/29/17


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