International Travel Awards

Applications are invited for ASI international travel awards. The awards support travel to overseas conferences between July 1, 2017 and December 31 2017 and are open to postgraduate and post-doctoral applicants (with up to 6 years postdoctoral experience) who were full (not interim) members of ASI in 2016 and have renewed their 2017 membership before the end of March.

The Gordon Ada Senior Travel Awards are for members with between 6 and 14 years postdoctoral experience who have been ASI members for at least 2 years preceding their Travel Award application. The Jacques Miller Senior Travel Award is for members with greater than 14 years experience who have been ASI members for at least 5 years preceding their Travel Award application. The Ada and Miller awards are to support travel between July 2017 to June 2018.

The guidelines and application forms for the awards are available online at the ASI website: ASI Travel Awards

The deadline for submissions is Monday 24th April
Please note that higher degree students, honours students and research technicians are all eligible to apply for postgraduate travel awards.

Kind regards,

Elissa Deenick

Honorary Secretary, Australasian Society for Immunology

Postdoctoral Travel Awards

Purpose:
To support senior/mid career members of ASI who wish to travel overseas for career related travel. The awards are not restricted to a particular type or time of travel and may be given for attendance to meetings, sabbaticals, lab visits or any other kind of immunology-related travel.

Eligibility:

  • Postdoctoral investigators with up to 6 years research experience after completion of PhD (counted at application deadline). Some career interruptions (such as maternity leave) may be taken into account. Please provide details if you received your PhD before the date specified in the application form but still think that you may be eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have been full (not interim) members of ASI in the year preceding the application and paid their membership subscription before 1st April of the year of the application. E.g. Must have been full ASI member in 2016 and paid their subscription for 2017 before 1st April 2017.
  • Applicants who have previously received an ‘ASI Postdoctoral International Travel Award’ are ineligible.

Application procedure:

  1. Click here to download the Postdoctoral International Travel Award application form.
  2. Upload your application

Assessment Criteria:
Scientific excellence and clarity of abstract, publication record, recommendation of supervisor, and likely professional benefits of the proposed travel, as judged by the ASI council Prizes subcommittee. The committee reserves the right not to make an award.

Value:
A variable number of prizes will be awarded per annum, subject to funding availability, between the Postdoctoral and Postgraduate International Travel Awards. Postgraduate and Postdoctoral candidates will be considered separately. Each prize may be worth up to $3,000.

Postgraduate International Travel Awards

Purpose:
To support travel to overseas conferences excluding the ASI Annual Scientific Meeting. These awards are offered twice a year.

Eligibility:

  • Applicants do not need to have begun PhD studies at the time of application. Honours students and Research Technicians are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have been full (not interim) members of ASI in the year preceding the application and paid their membership subscription before 1st April of the year of the application. E.g. Must have been full ASI member in 2016 and paid their subscription for 2017 before 1st April 2017.
  • Applicants who have previously received an ASI Postgraduate International Travel Award are ineligible.
  • Full membership can be student or ordinary member, but not interim.

Application procedure:

  1. Click here to download the Postgraduate International Travel Award application form.
  2. Upload your application

Assessment Criteria:
Scientific excellence and clarity of abstract, publication record, recommendation of supervisor, and likely professional benefits of the proposed travel, as judged by the ASI Executive Committee or their nominees. The committee reserves the right not to make an award.

Value:
A variable number of prizes will be awarded per annum, subject to funding availability, between the Postdoctoral and Postgraduate International Travel Awards. Postgraduate and Postdoctoral candidates will be considered separately. Each prize may be worth up to $3,000.

 Senior Travel Awards

ASI Gordon Ada & Jacques Miller Senior Travel Awards

Purpose:
To support senior/mid career members of ASI who wish to travel overseas for career related travel. The awards are not restricted to a particular type or time of travel and may be given for attendance to meetings, sabbaticals, lab visits or any other kind of immunology-related travel.

Eligibility:
The Gordon Ada awards are intended for early career researchers, 6 to 14 years postdoctoral, while the Miller Award will be made to members exceeding 14 years post-doctoral experience. Current financial ASI members who have been full financial members for at least the 2 years for the Ada Award and 5 years for the Miller Award, preceding the submission of an application are eligible. Previous recipients of an ASI Gordon Ada or Jacques Miller Senior Travel Award or current members of the ASI executive are not eligible to apply, however, previous awards of post-grad and post-doc level travel prizes do not preclude eligibility for Ada or Miller awards.

Application procedure:

  1. Click here to download the application award for the Ada Travel Award.
    or
  1. Click here to download the application award for the Miller Travel Award.
  2. Upload your application

Assessment Criteria:
Excellence of track record relative to opportunity, purpose of travel and career/professional benefit of the proposed travel as judged by the ASI Executive or their delegates. Executive reserves the right not make an award in any given year.

Value:
Two Ada awards per year for up to $3,000 each. One Miller award per year up to $6,000.

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