AAI Travel Grants for ECI

  Application Deadline: Friday, June 7

AAI is pleased to offer travel grants to AAI members to attend ECI 2024, the 7th European Congress of Immunology, September 1-4, in Dublin, Ireland. Recipients will be reimbursed up to $2,000 US for their travel expenses to the meeting. All awards will be for reimbursement only. Requests for in-kind payments cannot be accommodated.

Eligibility

We invite AAI members of all career stages to apply. To be eligible, an applicant must be a Trainee, Associate, or Regular AAI member in good standing for two consecutive years (member dues paid in full for 2023 and 2024). Applicants must have renewed their membership for 2024 by the time of application submission.

Preference will be given to applicants who have submitted an abstract to ECI 2024, applicants attending IMMUNOLOGY2024™, 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 ECI 2024 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 European 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 ECI 2024 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 ECI 2024 is important to you
  2. A copy of abstract(s) submitted to ECI 2024 (including abstract ID, title, complete author list in order, and body text) and abstract receipt confirmation(s) (if applicable)
  3. Applicant’s curriculum vitae with a complete list of current research funding, any travel awards to ECI 2024, 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.)

Complete application packages must be received by 11:59 PM Eastern on June 7, 2024. Attachments 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.

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