AAI Early Career Faculty Grant

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

Grantees will receive $1,250 to defray expenses associated with attending the AAI annual meeting. Award checks will be mailed to recipients following the AAI annual meeting, provided that the following conditions are met:

  • Attendance at the meeting is mandatory.
  • U.S.-based awardees must submit a completed W9 form to receive the award check. Awardees will be provided instructions for submitting their forms through a secure portal.
  • Awardees must make their reservations through the official AAI hotel reservation system onPeak and stay at one of the AAI-designated hotels to receive their award checks.

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 2024 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.


Application Instructions

Please submit award application by logging into your AAI member account at https://account.aai.org, 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 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 IMMUNOLOGY2024™, 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 IMMUNOLOGY2024™ including the abstract submission ID number(s), abstract topic category, title(s), complete author list(s) in order, and body text (if applicable)

Complete application packages must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern on December 5, 2023. Packages must be uploaded as a single combined PDF file through your AAI member account at https://account.aai.org. 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.


AAI Early Career Faculty Travel Grant Recipients


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