AAI Early Career Faculty Travel Grant

  See 2020 travel award information following the cancellation of IMMUNOLOGY2020™

AAI is pleased to offer travel grants to early career investigators to assist them in attending the AAI annual meeting.

Recipients will be reimbursed up to $1,500 for expenses associated with attending the AAI annual meeting (registration, travel, and lodging at an AAI-designated hotel). This grant may not be combined with other awards or grants for the AAI annual meeting.

To be eligible, an applicant must meet all of these requirements:

  1. Be a Regular or Associate AAI member paid through the end of 2020 at the time of application submission.
  2. Hold an appointment of Assistant Professor or equivalent.
Postdoctoral fellows, other trainees, and senior faculty (associate professor and above) are not eligible. Applicants are not required to be an author on an abstract; however, preference will be given to those who are.


Please submit award application by logging into your AAI member account at https://account.aai.org/login.htm, choosing Award Application in the Member Services menu, and selecting Apply Now for the applicable award in the award list. All documents should be uploaded as a single combined PDF file with a file name of less than 25 characters. Please be aware that the single, combined PDF must be no larger than 20MB. Packages that are not complete will not be considered.

Please include the following in the application package:

  1. A cover letter clearly designating “AAI Early Career Faculty Travel Grant” and including the following information:
    • Full name (first, middle initial, last)
    • Title and affiliation
    • Current mailing address, phone number, fax number, and e-mail address
    • Title(s) and ID number(s) of abstract(s) submitted to IMMUNOLOGY 2020™, or state “NO ABSTRACT SUBMITTED”
  2. Applicant’s curriculum vitae, including current funding and past AAI awards (NIH Biosketch style)
  3. A completed Funding Confirmation Form (PDF) signed by Department Chair or Dean
  4. A copy of the abstract(s) submitted to IMMUNOLOGY 2020™ including the abstract submission ID number(s), title(s), complete author list(s) in order, and body text (if applicable)

Applications will be accepted beginning October 29, 2019. Complete application packages must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern on December 17, 2019. Packages must be uploaded as a single combined PDF file through your AAI member account at https://account.aai.org/login.htm. Incomplete application packages or applications that do not comply with the stated instructions will not be considered. AAI will not accept materials sent separately, through regular mail, or by email. Final award decisions are at the discretion of AAI.

2020 AAI Early Career Faculty Travel Grant Recipients


Past Recipients


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