ASI Travel Awards & Memberships – updated eligibility for 2017

Dear ASI members and extended community,

Travel bursaries and ASI meeting awards now open: eligibility requirements altered

The deadline for abstract submission for ASI 2017 ( is approaching so I wanted to remind you that there are many awards that are available to our members to attend this meeting.
Due to some issues that were experienced with membership renewal this year the eligibility requirements have been changed. Membership renewal cut off for 2017 has been moved from 1st April to 1st August 2017.
The awards available are:

  • ASI New Investigator Award
  • BD Science Communication Prize
  • ICB Poster Prizes
  • Graham Jackson Memorial Mucosal Immunology Prize
  • Travel Bursaries

Full information about these awards and how to apply can be found at

ASI membership renewal issues

As you may well know, we are experiencing technical difficulties which are affecting ASI membership renewals and the progression of new ASI memberships through the website among other things.

The website was temporarily offline from 21st-22nd July. The repaired website hasn't been able to take payments for memberships since 21st July. Thank you to all whom have been in touch to let me know about the "White screen of Death" and errors on the payment pages.

While this has been a disappointing experience all around, please don't be worried about the current lack of access to user profiles... it will be restored. If you have tried to make a membership payment between July 21st and August 1st, I have your email and I will be retrospecively setting your payment date to August 1st 2017.

The ASI 2017 Meeting

If you are coming along to ASI 2017 in Brisbane and haven't already renewed for 2017, you have nothing to fear! Please continue your registration as an ASI member and we will get to the renewals before the meeting.

New Members of ASI

If you know someone who has been looking to join and hasn't been able to do so, I have these records also. I encourage these new members to get in touch via email ( and I will send them a registration link as soon as we are live again.

What's next?

Later today there will be a temporary payment page set up on the ASI website for all current ASI members to make renewal payments. Keep an eye on this link and follow the steps to renew for 2017

All the best,

Sarah Fardy
ASI Project Manager

* Level 2 = Financial for 2017
* Level 1 = Non-financial for 2017
* Subscriber = New member application in processing

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