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 for the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  5. Select the checkbox to be considered for the ASI New Investigator Award in the 'Abstract Considerations' page and complete registration for the Annual Scientific Meeting.

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 New Investigator Award:

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

BD Science Communication Award

Purpose: 

To foster clear communication of exciting science to the media and the public.

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 by closing date for early bird registration and abstract submission for the Annual Scientific Meeting.
  2. Select the checkbox to be considered for the Science Communication Award in the 'Abstract Considerations' page and complete registration for the Annual Scientific Meeting.

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 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 New Investigator Award:

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

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.

 

Student Poster Awards: Immunology & Cell Biology, Clinical & Translational Immunology, 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 via the conference web site by closing date for early bird registration and abstract submission for the annual scientific meeting.
  2. Add the title of the abstract you wish to have considered into the Student Poster Prize field during the submission procedure
  3. At the meeting place a sticker on the poster (stickers supplied at meeting)

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

Successful Recipients- how to claim your ASI Award:

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

Travel Bursaries: ASI & Pharmaxis-ASI

Purpose: 

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

All ASI Travel Bursary applicants will be considered by a panel of judges, and the highest ranked applicant will receive the Pharmaxis-ASI Travel Bursary. This is generously sponsored by Pharmaxis, a pharmaceutical research company focussed on inflammation and fibrosis with a portfolio of products at various stages of development and approval. Pharmaxis are particularly interested in supporting research and education as well as young scientists and rising stars through these awards.

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.

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 2019_Bursary”.
  4. Log in to your member profile and click on 'Awards'. 

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.

Pharmaxis-ASI Travel Bursary: Fixed award of AUD $1000 plus an oral presentation at the ASI 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.

Pharmaxis-ASI Travel Bursary:

  • The Awardee may receive either an ASI Travel Bursary or the Pharmaxis-ASI Travel Bursary, but not both.
  • The Awardee is requested to acknowledge the support of Pharmaxis and display the Pharmaxis logo in their presentations.
  • The Awardee 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 initiate the reimbursement process.