2019 Autumn Immunology Conference Award Opportunities
The Autumn Immunology Conference offers several awards. Some of these awards, including the John Wallace Diversity Scholarship and Arthritis National Research Foundation Travel Awards are available to help off-set the cost of attending the conference. Other awards, such as through AAI Young Investigator Awards, AAI Undergraduate Awards and Trends in Immunology Undergraduate Poster Awards, recognize scientific excellence by the young scientists attending the conference. Details for each award are below.
John Wallace Diversity Award
Available to minority graduate students or post-doctoral fellows (US citizen or residents only). Award includes $200 honorarium, up to three nights lodging (room only) at the conference host hotel, and an invitation to a special luncheon to meet current and past awardees. Application required.
Award Deadline Oct. 4th, 2019
Arthritis national research foundation travel awards
The ANRF will sponsor five travel awards, which will cover the full cost of hotel stay at the Chicago Marriott Downtown on the Magnificent Mile for three nights and the meeting registration fee for AIC. First authors submitting top abstracts in the areas of arthritis, lupus, or autoimmunity for presentation at AIC will be considered. Preference will be given to recipients from labs with limited NIH funding. Graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and early stage investigators will be considered. ANRF award winners will be announced at AIC on Friday evening. To learn more about ANRF, visit https://www.curearthritis.org/
National multiple sclerosis society travel awards
The NMSS will sponsor five travel awards of $500 each to offset the cost of registration and travel expenses required to attend AIC. First authors submitting top abstracts in areas of multiple sclerosis and/or mechanisms of autoimmunity for presentation at AIC will be considered. Preference will be given to recipients from labs with limited NIH funding. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows will be considered. NMSS award winners will be announced at AIC on Friday evening. To learn more about NMSS, visit https://www.nationalmssociety.org/
AAI Young Investigator
Awarded to the first author of the top abstract in each Workshop category. Winners will be selected on the basis of scientific content of submitted abstracts, and we expect to name twenty AAI Young Investigator Awards in 2019. Awards consist of a $120 honorarium. No application necessary. These awards are generously sponsored by the American Association of Immunologists (AAI).
AAI Undergraduate Awards
Awarded to the first authors of the top five undergraduate abstracts. Winners will be selected on the basis of the scientific content of submitted abstracts. No application necessary. Award consists of a $80 honorarium. These awards are generously sponsored by the American Association of Immunologists.
Trends in Immunology Undergraduate Poster Awards
Awarded to the first authors of the three best undergraduate poster presentations given during the Undergraduate poster session at the Autumn Immunology Conference. No application necessary.