AAI Travel Grants for IUIS

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AAI is pleased to offer travel grants to AAI members to attend IUIS 2023, the 18th International Congress of Immunology, November 27-December 2, in Cape Town, South Africa. Recipients will be reimbursed up to $2,500 US for their travel expenses to the meeting. All awards will be for reimbursement only. Requests for in-kind payments cannot be accommodated.

NOTE: U.S. citizens traveling to IUIS 2023 should be aware that the U.S. State Department has issued a Level 2 Travel Advisory (Exercise Increased Caution) concerning travel to South Africa. The State Department maintains travel advisories for all countries, and advisories are adjusted as circumstances change. More information about the travel advisory levels and advisories for all countries is available here.


We invite AAI members of all career stages to apply. To be eligible, an applicant must meet all of the following criteria:

  1. Be a Trainee, Associate, or Regular AAI member in good standing for two consecutive years (member dues paid in full for 2022 and 2023). An applicant must have renewed his/her membership for 2023 by the time of application submission.
  2. Have submitted an abstract to IUIS 2023.

Preference will be given to applicants attending IMMUNOLOGY2023™ and applicants with no more than $350,000 in total research funding from all sources (excluding PI salary).

Only one member from a laboratory will be eligible to receive a grant. Applicants may not combine an AAI Travel Grant with any other IUIS 2023 Travel Grant or Award.

Members of the AAI Council, AAI Awards Committee, and their relatives and direct employees, are ineligible to apply.

Application Instructions

Please submit award application by logging into your AAI member account at https://account.aai.org and selecting Apply for International Congress of Immunology Travel Grant in the Member Services menu. 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 letter (not to exceed one page) clearly designating “AAI IUIS 2023 Travel Grants” which includes the following information:
    • Full name (first, middle initial, last)
    • Title and affiliation
    • Current mailing address, phone number, and email address
    • A brief statement of applicant’s research goals and why attending IUIS 2023 is important to you
  2. A copy of the abstract(s) submitted to IUIS 2023 (including abstract ID, title, complete author list in order, and body text) and abstract receipt confirmation(s)
  3. Applicant’s curriculum vitae with a complete list of current research funding, any travel awards to IUIS 2023, and all past AAI awards or grants
  4. A signed AAI Funding Confirmation Form (Trainee members must submit a Funding Confirmation Form completed by their PI listing the PI’s research funding portfolio.)
  5. A signed AAI Trainee Certification Form (Trainee members only)

Complete application packages must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern on May 31, 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.

To view a complete listing of AAI Awards and past recipients, visit: https://www.aai.org/awards.

IUIS Travel Grant Recipients


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