Nominations for 2021 ICIS Mid-Career and Senior Research Achievement & Service Awards

The ICIS Award for Excellence in Cytokine & Interferon Research (formerly the Seymour and Vivian MILSTEIN Award), represents the pinnacle of scientific achievement in cytokine & interferon research. This Award is bestowed upon a leading biomedical research scientist, who may not be an ICIS member, who has made outstanding contributions to cytokine & interferon research, either in a basic or applied field. Many laureates have made seminal advancements that have enabled the successful treatment of disease or have the potential to lead to significant health benefits.  The award consists of $10,000 (may be split if there are more than one award winner) and an invitation to make an oral presentation during the Opening Ceremony at Cytokines 2021 in Cardiff, Wales, immediately following presentation of the Awards (including the usual invited speaker travel reimbursements and complimentary registration) and a crystal block. For more information, please visit: www.milstein-award.org

ICIS-BIOLEGEND William E. Paul Award for Excellence in Cytokine Research: This award is given to an investigator that has made significant contributions to cytokine and interferon research throughout their career. Through the generosity of BioLegend, the award consists of $2500 and up to $2500 travel reimbursement to make an oral presentation during the Opening Ceremony at Cytokines 2021 in Cardiff, Wales, immediately following presentation of the Awards , and a crystal block with the 3 D structure of IL-4, the cytokine most associated with Dr. Paul’s research.

ICIS-LUMINEX John R. Kettman Mid-Career Award for Excellence in Interferon & Cytokine Research, generously supported by Luminex Corporation, recognizes a mid-career investigator who has made outstanding contributions to the field of interferon or cytokine biology.  The awardee will receive a $5,000 cash prize that covers meeting registration and travel support to Cytokines 2021 in Cardiff, Wales, for presentation of his or her research in an award lecture immediately following presentation of the Award, and a crystal block. The award is named after Dr. John R (Jack) Kettman, an immunologist who was instrumental in the development of Luminex’s technologies and the Luminex CorporationA nominee must be an ICIS member in good standing* who is within 15 years from their terminal degree (Ph.D., M.D., or equivalent). A nominee must be an independent research scientist (PI); postdoctoral fellows are not eligible. Eligibility of the nominee will be checked at time of nomination and before presentation of award. 

ICIS Honorary Lifetime Membership Award: Each year an ICIS member will be awarded Life Membership as a tribute to his/her contributions to the field. Nominees should be individuals who have made substantive contributions to the cytokine, chemokine and interferon field over much of their careers, either in basic, clinical or applied research. Honorary members are esteemed members of the Society and provide us with a historical perspective and valued research tradition. The Honorary Life Member is exempted from Society dues for his/her lifetime and is accorded all rights and privileges of an active member. Travel costs (flights and hotel) are reimbursed up to $1500 (at Cytokines 2021 in Cardiff), and meeting registration is waived for Cytokines 2021. Awardee to have the option to give a brief (~5min) acceptance speech at the Awards Ceremony.

ICIS Distinguished Service Award: The ICIS will on occasion bestow this honor on an ICIS member who has made an extraordinary contribution to the Society. The individual will have devoted significant time and energy over a period of years to elevating the goals of the Society in furthering research on interferon, cytokines and chemokines. Travel costs (flights and hotel) are reimbursed up to $1500 (at Cytokines 2021 in Cardiff), and meeting registration is waived for Cytokines 2021. Awardee to have the option to give a brief (~5min) acceptance speech at the Awards Ceremony at Cytokines 2021 in Cardiff, UK.

For all of the above awards, the nomination package should include:

  • a full CV of the nominee
  • a letter of nomination detailing the accomplishments of the nominee and reasons for the nomination TO INCLUDE:
    • outstanding publications and ground-breaking discoveries in the field
    • collective contributions to the field of cytokine biology
    • For the Distinguished Services Award, please list ICIS Society related contributions

Candidates may be nominated by more than one ICIS member. You may nominate someone for more than one award, but use only one form per nominee.

Submissions Deadline:

5 April, 2021

Please check off each type of award you wish your Nominee to be nominated for: (this form is for one Nominee, the Nominee may be nominated for more then one of the following awards. In order to select multiple awards, you must Ctrl-Click (or Cmd-Click on Mac) items to add them. From the confirmation screen you can return to the home page to nominate additional individuals for awards. *
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