Annual Meeting Awards

 

Annual Meeting Awards

We offer a range of awards and prizes for scientific excellence
at our ASI Annual Scientific Meetings

ASI New Investigator Award sponsored by Pfizer

Purpose

To reward the best presentation by a new investigator selected to speak in the New Investigators Symposium at the ASI Annual Scientific Meeting. This Symposium is sponsored by Pfizer.

Eligibility:

  • Postgraduate students and postdoctoral investigators (with up to 3 years' post-doctoral research experience) are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have been full (not interim) Ordinary or Student members of ASI in the year preceding the application.
  • Applicants must have paid their membership subscription before 1st April of the year of application.

Application procedure:

  1. Visit the conference website for abstract guidelines.
  2. Include a C.V. that outlines your employment history, key publication and conference track record, and other relevant activities (noting career disruptions where relevant).
  3. Obtain a letter of support from your supervisor
  4. Submit your abstract, C.V. and letter of support via the conference web site before the closing date for early bird registration and abstract submission.
  5. Select the checkbox to be considered for the ASI New Investigator Award in the 'Abstract Considerations' page and complete your registration for the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  6. Additionally, please log in to your ASI member profile and click on 'Applications' to upload your file to the ASI website.

The meeting organizing committee will short-list abstracts for oral presentation. Selected applicants will make an oral presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting in the New Investigator session.

Assessment Criteria:

  • Excellence and originality of scientific content
  • Clarity and organisation of oral and audiovisual presentation, as judged by a panel, none of whom is a past or present supervisor of any speaker.

Value:

AUD 1000 sponsored by Pfizer.

Successful recipient- how to claim your Award:

The prize will be presented at the Awards Ceremony of the Annual Scientific Conference. Log in to your ASI member profile, head to the 'Applications' tab, and click on the green 'claim' button.

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BD SCIENCE COMMUNICATION AWARD

Purpose:

To reward the best presentation by a science communicator, delivered in non-scientific language. This award is sponsored by BD.

Eligibility:

  • Postgraduate students and postdoctoral investigators (with up to 3 years' postdoctoral research experience) are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have been full (not interim) Ordinary or Student members of ASI in the year preceding the application.
  • ​Applicants must have paid their membership subscription before 1st April of the year of application.

Application procedure:

  1. Submit your abstract in "non-scientific language" via the conference web site before the closing date for early bird registration and abstract submission.
  2. Select the checkbox to be considered for the Science Communication Award in the 'Abstract Considerations' page and complete your registration for the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  3. Additionally, please log in to your ASI member profile and click on 'Applications' to upload your file to the ASI website.

The meeting organizing committee will short-list abstracts for oral presentation. Selected applicants will deliver an oral presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting in the BD Science Communication Award session.

Assessment Criteria:

  • Best combination of good science with clear communication, judged by a panel consisting of immunologists, a science journalist and a lay person.

Value:

$500 sponsored by BD

Successful recipient- how to claim your Award:

The prize will be presented at the Awards Ceremony of the Annual Scientific Conference.

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GRAHAM JACKSON MEMORIAL PRIZE

Purpose:

Professor Graham Jackson is considered one of the pioneers in mucosal immunology in Australia.
In his memory, the Mucosal Immunology SIG rewards the best oral presentation from the ASI SIG Workshop or the ASI Mucosal Immunology Session.

Eligibility:

  • Postgraduate students and postdoctoral investigators (with up to 8 years research experience after award of PhD) are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have been full (not interim) Ordinary or Student members of ASI in the year preceding the application.
  • ​Applicants must have paid their membership subscription before 1st April of the year of application.

Assessment Criteria:

  • Excellence and originality of scientific content in Mucosal Immunology and clarity of the presentation by a panel of peers, none of whom is a past or present supervisor of any applicant.

Value:

The Graham Jackson Memorial Mucosal Immunology Prize is valued at $250 and awarded at the annual ASI meeting.

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Student Poster Awards: Immunology & Cell Biology, Clinical & Translational Immunology, ASI, and Pharmaxis

Purpose:

To reward the best student posters at the ASI Annual Scientific Meeting.

Eligibility:

  • Postgraduate students are eligible to apply.
  • Applicants must have paid their membership subscription before 1st April of the year of application.
  • The student must be first author on the poster.

Application procedure:

  1. Submit your abstract via the conference web site before the closing date for early bird registration and abstract submission.
  2. Add the title of the abstract you wish to have considered into the Student Poster Prize field during the submission procedure
  3. Select the checkbox to be considered for the Student Poster Awards in the 'Abstract Considerations' page and complete your registration for the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  4. Additionally, please log in to your ASI member profile and click on 'Applications' to upload your file to the ASI website.

Assessment Criteria:

  • Excellence and originality of scientific content
  • Clarity of presentation and visual impact, as judged by a panel of immunologists.

Value:

$150 for the ICB Poster Award
$150 for the CTI Poster Award
$500 for the ASI Overall Poster Award
$500 each for 2 x Pharmaxis Poster Awards

 

Successful Recipients- how to claim your ASI Award:

Log in to your ASI member profile, head to the 'Applications' tab, and click on the green 'claim' button.

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Bursaries for Student and Postdoctoral Speakers

Purpose:

To enable Students, Research Assistants, and Postdoctoral ASI members who are selected for an oral presentation, to attend the ASI Annual Scientific Meeting.

In previous years, bursaries have covered travel costs however for 2021, these will cover registration fees.

Eligibility:

  • Students (Higher Degrees, Honours or Undergraduate), Research Assistants and Postdoctoral Researchers (1-3 or 4-6 years' postdoctoral research experience) are eligible to apply.
  • Students, Research Assistants and Postdoctoral Researchers must have been selected by the committee to deliver an oral presentation.
  • Student and Research Assistant applicants must have paid their membership subscription before 1st April of the year of application.
  • Postdoctoral applicants must have been full (not interim) Ordinary or Student members of ASI in the year preceding the application.
  • Postdoctoral applicants must have paid their membership subscription before 1st April of the year of application.
  • Students, Research Assistants and Postdoctoral investigators (1-3 or 4-6 years' postdoctoral research experience) located outside of Australia / New Zealand are also eligible, subject to the conditions listed below.
  • Applicants who have previously received an ‘ASI Travel Bursary’ are eligible to apply.

Application procedure:

  1. Submit your abstract via the conference web site before the closing date for abstract submission.
  2. Select the checkbox to be considered for the Bursaries and complete your registration for the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  3. Additionally, please log in to your ASI member profile and click on 'Applications' to upload your file to the ASI website. Please submit a single file containing your abstract and registration confirmation.

Assessment Criteria:

  • Selection for oral presentation is based on scientific excellence and clarity of abstract

Value:

Early Bird Registration fee for either Student Member or Ordinary Member Categories.
All eligible applicants selected for oral presentation will receive the Bursary.

Successful Recipients- How to claim your ASI Award:

Log in to your ASI member profile, head to the 'Applications' tab, and click on the green 'claim' button. Please submit a single file containing evidence of the registration fee you paid.

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Bursaries for Student Attendees

Purpose:

To enable Student Members to attend the ASI Annual Scientific Meeting.

In previous years, bursaries have covered travel costs however for 2021, these will cover registration fees.

Eligibility:

  • Students (Higher Degrees, Honours or Undergraduate) are eligible to apply.
  • Student applicants must have paid their membership subscription before 1st April of the year of application.
  • Student applicants located outside of Australia / New Zealand are also eligible, subject to the conditions listed below.
  • Applicants who have previously received an ‘ASI Travel Bursary’ are eligible to apply.

Application procedure:

  1. Register your attendance at the conference web site before the closing date for early bird registration.
  2. Select the checkbox to be considered for the Bursaries and complete your registration for the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  3. Additionally, please log in to your ASI member profile and click on 'Applications' to upload your file to the ASI website. Please submit a single file containing your registration confirmation and evidence of your student status (issued by your university).

Assessment Criteria:

  • Registration before the Early Bird Registration deadline.

🚩 Please note only a limited number of bursaries are available, so be quick!

Value:

Early Bird Registration fee for the Student Member Category.
A limited number of eligible registrants who register before the Early Bird Registration deadline will receive the bursary on a first come, first-served basis.

Successful Recipients- How to claim your ASI Award:

Log in to your ASI member profile, head to the 'Applications' tab, and click on the green 'claim' button. Please submit a single file containing evidence of the registration fee you paid,

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