About the WORLDSymposium Young Investigator Awards for Basic Science

Each year, trainees and recent doctoral graduates are encouraged to apply for the WORLDSymposium Young Investigator Award. The Young Investigator Award provides a partial scholarship to attend WORLDSymposium 2019. To increase opportunities for basic scientists to present their research, WORLDSymposium is offering ten (10) Young Investigator Awards specifically for Basic Science Abstracts.

Graduate students and those who are within the first 3 years after completing a graduate degree are eligible. Those who submit an abstract as the first-author will be considered eligible for the award, and will be selected by the Program Committee on the basis of the content of the abstract. The Program Committee will select awardees from the first authors of abstracts submitted by the October 1, 2018 deadline. All eligible applicants will be notified by November 15, 2018 of the status of their application for the award.

The partial scholarship includes:

  • Registration for WORLDSymposium 2019 and Emerging Trends 2019
  • 4 nights room and tax at the WORLDSymposium group rate at the Hyatt Regency Orlando
  • Up to $500 towards airfare to travel to WORLDSymposium 2019
  • All other expenses are the recipient’s responsibility.

Award will be presented on Monday, February 4 at 5:15 PM in the Regency Rotunda prior to the opening reception. Recipients must be present to receive the award. If the recipient is unable to travel to receive the Young Investigator award, an alternate abstract will be selected.

The deadline for submitting an abstract to WORLDSymposium and to be considered for the Young Investigator Award was 11:59PM CDT October 1, 2018.

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