Nominate an ASI Visiting Speaker

We invite all current ASI members to nominate an internationally-renowned Immunologist to be an ASI Visiting Speaker. 
We offer 2 rounds per year, after which nominations for proposed Visiting Speakers are reviewed.

Round 1: Closes May 6th 2024
Round 2: Closes October 7th 2024

How to Nominate a Visiting Speaker

Step 1
Any current ASI member may nominate an ASI-funded Visiting Speaker by downloading the Nomination Form below and providing the following details:

  • (i) The contribution of the proposed speaker to the field
  • (ii) The value of the proposed speaker to the ASI membership
  • (iii) A short list of the nominee’s recent major publications.

You may wish to refer to the list of ASI Visiting Speakers that we have formerly funded by clicking here.

Step ​2
Download the Nomination Form and read the attached guidelines.
Click here to download Form and Guidelines

Step 3 
Submit your nomination form to the Visiting Speaker Program (VSP) Coordinator.  
Please make sure you hold a current ASI membership.  You may submit your nomination at any time during the year, but please note they will be collated twice yearly on the advertised close dates.

Click here to submit your form.

Up to 4 speakers will be selected for a tour from the nominated individuals.  The speaker must visit at least 3 branches, or 2 branches if SA/NT, WA or NZ is visited, and must take up the offer within 1 year of approval. You can support your application by including names of laboratories from other branches who would be keen to host your speaker, however this is not essential. Please make sure that you have contacted the nominee and that they are willing to participate.

Please keep gender in mind when nominating speakers. Supporting women through the ASI VSP enhances the ability of both women and men immunologists to achieve their potential. Here are some great international databases full of magnificent women immunologists to invite: Deutsche Gesellschaft für Immunologie, European Federation of Immunological Societies and the American Association of Immunologists.

We particularly encourage nominations from our smaller ASI branches and also from Students and Early Career Stage ASI Members.

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