AAI Trainee Poster Award

  Travel Awards Applications Now Open. Deadline: January 9, 2018

This award provides travel support to AAI Trainee members (graduate 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. Only selected candidates will be notified. Attendance at the meeting is mandatory, and the first author must make the poster presentation. The award recipient will be reimbursed up to $300 for expenses associated with attending the AAI annual meeting (registration, travel, and lodging at an AAI-designated hotel). In most cases this award may not be combined with other awards or grants for the AAI annual meeting. AAI Trainee Poster Award recipients may also be second recipients on AAI Laboratory Travel Grants, but the maximum funding under the Laboratory Travel Grant will be reduced commensurately.

A successful candidate must: be an AAI Trainee member for 2018 with dues paid no later than January 9, 2018, and have completed the submission of a first-author abstract to the AAI annual meeting by January 9th. If you are not yet a Trainee member, visit http://www.aai.org/Membership/Join/Trainee-Membership to join.

Q: How are abstracts selected for the AAI Trainee Poster Award?
A: Every abstract submitted to the meeting is reviewed by AAI members called Abstract Programming Chairs (APCs), expert in that field. The APCs will select meritorious abstracts from those they have designated for “poster-only” presentations, i.e., abstracts not selected for oral presentations. Selection will be based on the originality and significance of the research being presented.
 
Q: How do I indicate I want to be considered for this award?
A: Any AAI Trainee member who submits a first-author abstract to IMMUNOLOGY 2018TM automatically will be considered, provided that you meet all eligibility requirements above and select the option during abstract submission that indicates you are willing to make an oral presentation at the meeting. NOTE: If you select “POSTER ONLY,” you will NOT be considered for this award.
 
Q: How do I know that my abstract submission is complete?
A: Your abstract submission is complete when you have paid the abstract submission fee and received an email confirmation.
 
Q: If I am selected for this award and cannot attend the meeting, will I still get the award?
A: No. To be eligible for the award you must attend the meeting and make the presentation in person.
 
Q: Can someone else make my presentation for me?
A: Occasionally someone else makes a presentation due to a legitimate emergency situation; however, the award will not be given to them or to the author who does not present.
 
Q: What if I have more than one abstract and they are BOTH selected for the poster award?
A: No individual may receive more than one award.
 
Q: What if my abstract was selected for the AAI Trainee Abstract Award?
A: The AAI Trainee Abstract Award honors AAI Trainee members (graduate students and postdoctoral fellows) whose first-author abstracts submitted to the AAI annual meeting are selected for oral presentation in Block Symposia. No trainee may receive both the AAI Trainee Abstract Award and the AAI Trainee Poster Award in a given year, either for the same abstract or for two different abstracts.
 
Q: I think I am already a Trainee Member (or I used to be). How can I check?
A: Send an email to members@aai.org and AAI staff will let you know.
 
Q: I don’t have any publications yet. May I still become a Trainee Member?
A: Yes! There is no publication requirement! You must be enrolled in a graduate program and have an advisor or department chair vouch for you and sign the Trainee Certification Form.
 
Q: How much does it cost to become a Trainee Member?
A: $64 for graduate students and $85 for postdoctoral fellows for the year – and this includes a personal subscription to The Journal of Immunology, a subscription to the AAI Newsletter, reduced registration fees to AAI meetings and courses, regular AAI mailings and email alerts, and more.
 
Q: How long do I have to wait to become a Trainee Member?
A: Trainee members are approved and enrolled as soon as we receive a completed application, a signed Trainee Certification Form, and payment.
 
Q: I am a postdoctoral fellow and an AAI Regular Member.  May I be considered for this award?
A: Yes. You must have paid your 2018 membership dues by January 9, 2018; completed submission of a first-author abstract to the AAI annual meeting by January 9th; and have uploaded a signed Trainee Certification Form to your AAI member profile by January 9th.
 

2017 AAI Trainee Poster Award Recipients

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Past Recipients

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