Nominations and Submissions for 2021 ICIS Young Investigator Awards

Regeneron New Investigator Awards for Excellence in Cytokine & Interferon Research (formerly the Milstein Young Investigator Awards): ICIS members who have received a Ph.D or M.D. within the previous 10 years are eligible for this Award, but may be extended by 1 year due to parental leave (per child). Every year up to three awards are granted to individuals (must be ICIS Members) who have made notable contributions to either basic or clinical research. These awards are $5,000 each as well as commemorative plaques.

The ICIS Amanda Proudfoot Tribute Award for Excellence in Chemokine Biology is bestowed on an individual whose research on chemokine biology has had an impact on the field early in his/her career. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are eligible for this Award. This annual award is presented at the annual ICIS Meeting. This awards is $1,500, the funds provided by individual donations, as well as a commemorative plaque. 

Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate AND Post-Graduate Awards in Interferon & Cytokine Research The Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Awards are targeted to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who have begun to make an impact in interferon and cytokine research.  The Awards were originally designed to fill the gap among the YI awards offered by the ICIS to more senior investigators—the Regeneron New Investigator Awards and the Christina Fleishmann Award. Candidates must be actively working in interferon/cytokine research but need not be ICIS members. Each award amounts to a $3500 cash award, $1500 travel grant, a $2500 PBL Assay Science product credit for each awardee, and a complementary one-year ICIS membership. These awards are sponsored by PBL Assay Science.

The Christina Fleischmann Award to Young Women Investigators: The rules for this ICIS award are the same as for the Regeneron New Investigator Award (formerly Milstein Young Investigator Awards), see above, except for gender and the candidate must have received a PhD or MD degree  within the previous 10 years, but may be extended by 1 year due to parental leave (per child). This award is made possible through the generosity of  the Fleischmann Foundation and is dedicated to the memory of ISICR member and outstanding interferon research scientist Christina Fleischmann. This award is open to young  women investigators working in the cytokine, chemokine and interferon biology. The award is $2,000 provided through a generous grant from the Fleischmann family, and a commemorative plaque.

Submission Deadline Extended:

1 June, 2021 All the Young Investigator Awards. Winners of a Young Investigator Award must plan to submit an abstract based on their work described in the award nomination/application, register and participate the Annual Meeting, Cytokines 2021 Hybrid Meeting, (either in-person or virtual presentation), and make an oral presentation based on work described in the YI Award Application.

Young Investigator Awards are chosen by the ICIS Awards Committee based on the strength of the application.

Meeting registration and travel expenses are not included in these awards.

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Name of the Young Investigator being Nominated or Self-Applying *
Please check off each type of award you wish your Nominee/Self to be nominated for: (this form is for one Young Investigator, the Nominee or Applicant 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. *
Please include a DRAFT copy of the Abstract you plan to submit to Cytokines 2021 Hybrid Meeting, the actual abstract is due by the 1 June 2021 deadline through the Cytokines 2021 Hybrid Meeting online abstract form. If the Young Investigator award applicant/nominee is selected for a YI Award, she/he must be 1st Author on the Cytokines 2021 Hybrid Meeting abstract and will be invited to give a live or remote oral presentation at CytokInes 2021 Hybrid Meeting. *
An abbreviated CV (max. 1-3 pages) together with a letter of recommendation detailing the accomplishments of the nominee (including confirmation of eligibility) should be uploaded as a combined PDF document. No proprietary or confidential information can be included in the application. Submission Deadline, 1 June, 2021: *

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