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. Submit your abstract before the deadline.

2. Submit your award application before the deadline by logging into your ASI member profile and clicking on 'Applications'.

Your application must be uploaded as a single file containing the following documents:

  • Copy of your submitted abstract
  • C.V. that outlines your employment history, key publication and conference track record, and other relevant activities (noting career disruptions where relevant).
  • Letter of support from your supervisor

3. Register for the Annual Scientific Meeting.

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 New Investigator session.  The final awardee will be selected after 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.

Please log in to your member profile to submit your Newsletter contribution (or brief testimonial) and to initiate the reimbursement process.

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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" before the deadline.

2. Submit your award application before the deadline by logging into your ASI member profile and clicking on 'Applications'.

Your application is a copy of your submitted abstract.  

3. Register for the Annual Scientific Meeting.

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. The final awardee will be selected after the Science Communication session.

Assessment Criteria:

  • Best combination of good science with clear communication, judged by a panel consisting of immunologists, a science journalist and a non-scientific 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.

Please log in to your member profile to submit your Newsletter contribution (or brief testimonial) and to initiate the reimbursement process.

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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.

Application Procedure:

1. Submit your abstract before the deadline.

2. Submit your award application before the deadline by logging into your ASI member profile and clicking on 'Applications'.

3. Register for the Annual Scientific Meeting.

The final awardee will be selected by the Mucosal Immunology Special Interest Group Chair and Committee.

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. The winner will also receive free registration to attend the upcoming Mucosal Immunology and Microbiome Symposium, held in Noosa, Queensland.

Successful recipient - how to claim your Award:

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

Please log in to your member profile to submit your Newsletter contribution (or brief testimonial) and to initiate the reimbursement process.

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Student Poster Awards: ICB, CTI, and ASI

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 before the deadline.

2. Submit your award application before the deadline by logging into your ASI member profile and clicking on 'Applications'.

Your application is a copy of your submitted abstract. 

3. Register for the Annual Scientific Meeting.

The final awardees will be selected by the meeting organizing committees based on the below Assessment Criteria.

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 ASI Poster Award (Day 1)
$150 for the ICB Poster Award (Day 2)
$150 for the CTI Poster Award (Day 3)
$500 for the ASI Overall Poster Award (Overall)

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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Postdoctoral Poster Award: Pharmaxis-ASI

Purpose: 

To reward the best early postdoctoral poster at the ASI Annual Scientific Meeting.

Eligibility: 

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

Application procedure:

1. Submit your abstract before the deadline.

2. Submit your award application before the deadline by logging into your ASI member profile and clicking on 'Applications'.

Your application is a copy of your submitted abstract. 

3. Register for the Annual Scientific Meeting.

The final awardee will be selected by the meeting organizing committees based on the below Assessment Criteria.

Assessment Criteria: 

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

Value: 

$500 for the Pharmaxis-ASI Poster Award

Successful Recipients - how to claim your ASI Award:

Please log in to your member profile to initiate the reimbursement process.

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ASI Travel Bursaries

Purpose: 

To enable Postgraduate Students, Research Assistants, and Postdoctoral ASI members to attend the ASI Annual Scientific Meeting.

Eligibility:

  • Postgraduate students, Research Assistants and Postdoctoral Researchers (1-3 or 4-6 years' postdoctoral research experience) are eligible to apply.
  • Postgraduate 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.
  • Postgraduate 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 ineligible to apply again for the same category of Travel Bursary.

Application procedure:

  1. Include a brief CV with publications and previous conference presentations.
  2. Include a copy of the abstract submitted to the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  3. Combine the files as a single pdf (max 4 pages) and save your file as “SURNAME YYYY_Bursary”.
  4. Log in to your member profile and click on 'Applications'. 

Assessment Criteria: 

  • Scientific excellence and clarity of abstract
  • C.V.
  • Distance from the meeting location, as judged by a panel of judges appointed by the local organising committee of the meeting.

Value: 

ASI Travel Bursaries: Conference Registration fee plus a reasonably priced return domestic airfare to the city of the Annual Meeting.

Conditions of Award: 

ASI Travel Bursaries:

  • For Awardees located outside of a 2 hr commute of the meeting, bursaries will include Earlybird Registration costs and travel to the meeting (based on the cost of cheapest economy class airfares)
  • For local Awardees within a 2 hr commute of the meeting, bursaries will include Earlybird Registration costs however will not include travel support.
  • For Awardees located outside of Australia / New Zealand, the maximum airfare that will be awarded will be equivalent to the cost of travel from the most distant branch within Australasia.
  • Awardees will be reimbursed upon presentation of a scanned copy of their name badge upon conclusion of the ASI Annual Scientific Meeting.

 

Successful Recipients - How to claim your ASI Award:

Please log in to your member profile to submit your receipts (scanned copy of your name badge, tax invoices for flights and conference registration fee) and initiate the reimbursement process. 

Reimbursements will be processed upon completion of travel. 

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