AAI Travel Awards & Grants

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AAI Travel Awards and Grants recognize the professional promise of early- and mid-career investigators by assisting them with travel to the AAI annual meeting. The 2014 AAI Travel Awards Application deadline was January 13, 2014.

AAI Trainee Poster Award
This award provides travel support to AAI trainee members (students and postdoctoral fellows) whose first author abstracts submitted to the AAI annual meeting are selected for poster sessions only and found to be exceptional by the AAI Abstract Programming Chairs. Selection will be based on the originality and significance of the research being presented.

AAI Undergraduate Faculty Travel Grant
AAI is supporting travel grants to undergraduate faculty to assist them in attending the AAI annual meeting. The grant will also support travel costs for an undergraduate student of the recipient's selection.

AAI Minority Scientist Travel Award
This program provides registration and travel support for attendance at the AAI annual meeting to eligible trainees and/or junior faculty members. This award is funded by a grant to the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences, National Institutes of Health [FASEB MARC Program].

Pfizer-Showell Travel Award
This award recognizes the professional promise of an early career investigator (assistant professor or equivalent) by assisting the award recipient with travel to the AAI annual meeting to present their research. This award is supported through an endowment from Henry J. Showell and Pfizer, Inc.

AAI-Life Technologies Trainee Achievement Award
This award recognizes up to 6 promising trainees in the field of immunology. Selection is based on career promise and presentation of an outstanding first-author abstract selected for a Block Symposium. This award is generously supported by Life Technologies Corporation.

AAI Early Career Faculty Travel Grant
AAI is supporting travel grants to young investigators (assistant professor or equivalent) to assist them in attending the AAI annual meeting.

AAI Laboratory Travel Grant
AAI is supporting travel grants to mid-career investigators (associate professor or equivalent) to assist them in attending the AAI annual meeting. These grants will provide up to two travel awards per laboratory. The grant is awarded to the PI or laboratory director as one recipient, and they may select a second recipient from their laboratory.

AAI Trainee Abstract Award
This award provides travel support to AAI Trainee Members (students and postdoctoral fellows) whose first-author abstracts submitted to the AAI annual meeting are selected for presentation in Block Symposia.

AAI Memorial Awards:

Lefrançois-BioLegend Award NEW!
Established to honor the memory of AAI Member Dr. Leo Lefrançois, this award is intended to advance the career of a trainee who attends the AAI annual meeting and presents an outstanding abstract specifically in the area of mucosal immunology. This award is generously supported by BioLegend and donations from friends and colleagues of Dr. Lefrançois.

Lustgarten-eBioscience Award
Established to honor the memory of AAI Member Dr. Joseph Lustgarten, this award is intended to advance the career of a mid-career scientist who attends the AAI annual meeting and presents an outstanding abstract specifically in the area of immune regulation. This award is generously supported by eBioscience, An Affymetrix Company.

Chambers-eBioscience Award
Established to honor the memory of AAI Member Dr. Cynthia Chambers, this award is intended to advance the career of an early career scientist who attends the AAI annual meeting and presents an outstanding abstract specifically in the area of cancer biology. This award is generously supported by eBioscience, An Affymetrix Company.

Questions about the application process? Please contact the AAI offices at awards@aai.org, or (301) 634-7178.

AAI will work with government employees to meet government requirements regarding receipt of awards. For more information, contact awards@aai.org.