The Sidney and Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Awards

The Sidney and Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Awards

Description:

The Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Awards, generously sponsored by PBL Assay Science, are targeted to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who have begun to make an impact in interferon and cytokine research. The Awards are designed to fill the gap among the awards currently offered by the ICIS to more senior investigators. Candidates must be actively working in interferon/cytokine research but need not be ICIS members. This is an annual award, and a recipient may receive an award only once. However, an individual who receives the Graduate Award remains eligible for the Post-Graduate Award. In years where a suitable candidate is not identified, an award will not be bestowed.

 

Award: $3,500 cash award, $1,500 travel grant, a $2,500 PBL Assay Science product credit for each awardee, and a complementary one-year ICIS membership. These awards are sponsored by PBL Assay Science. The Awardees will be invited for an Oral presentation during the Meeting.

 

Deadline to apply/nominate for the 2021 award has been extended to 1 June, 2021.

 

Each awardee will receive a check in the amount of $5000 payable to the awardee at the annual ICIS Awards Ceremony. Should an awardee not attend the annual ICIS meeting, a travel grant will not be awarded and that awardee will receive a check in the amount of $3500 following the ICIS meeting. Each awardee will also receive a $2500 product credit from PBL Assay Science good for one year from the date of the award. This is an annual award, and a recipient may receive an award only once. An individual who receives the Graduate Award, however, remains eligible for the Post-Graduate Award. One award will be given to a graduate student and one award to a post-doctoral fellow where candidates of suitable caliber are identified. In years where a suitable candidate is not identified, an award will not be bestowed.

 

Application Process:

The application and/or letters of nomination are submitted via the ICIS website online nomination form above.

 

ICIS members may either apply themselves or nominate other eligible members for either the Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate or Post-Graduate Awards. An abbreviated CV (max. one page) and a recommendation letter from mentor, including confirmation of eligibility as well as a statement of research and accomplishments should be included in the submission. Additional supporting materials, such as posters and publications, are welcome. No proprietary or confidential information can be included in the application. It should be noted that the awardees will be judged based on the following criteria which should be included in the nomination letter:
       

  • outstanding publications in the field
  • contributions to the cytokine/chemokine/ interferon field either in basic, clinical or applied research
  • prospects for a future career in cytokine biology, either in academics, government or industry

 

 Deadline for submissions: June 1, 2021

  

Applicants must also submit an Abstract for consideration at the meeting, which will determine which session their oral presentation will be scheduled into by the scientific organizing committee.

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