Awards for Young Investigators

Travel Awards - SfRBM Annual Conference

SfRBM offers Travel Awards to students and postdoctoral fellow members who wish to attend our Annual Conference to present research. Ten (10) awards at $1,000 each will be given to postdoc or student SfRBM members outside of the United States -- those eligible would include members from Canada, Latin and South America as well as all students and postdocs outside SFRR Americas. In addition, ten (10) Travel Awards at $500 each will be presented to postdoc and students members in the US. Recipients also are given free conference registration to one of the following SfRBM Annual Conferences as part of the award.

Travel award applicants must check the appropriate box on the Annual Conference on-line abstract form and submit an abstract no later than August 15. Eligible graduate students must be enrolled in an accredited full-time doctoral degree program at the time of abstract submission. Eligible postdoctoral fellows must be engaged in full-time postdoctoral research and must have no more than five years of research experience beyond their doctoral degree.

Abstracts are judged via double-blinded review and are based on research merit only. Travel Award recipients will be notified during the week of October 15 about their award and will be presented with a check at the Annual Conference Awards Banquet in November. Please note that Travel Award winners are not eligible to be considered for Young Investigator Awards (YIA) given at the Annual Conference.

2017 Winners

Young Investigator Awards (YIAs) - SfRBM Annual Conference

SfRBM’s Young Investigator Awards (YIAs) are presented to students and postdoctoral fellow members based on a submitted research abstract and the presentation of the work at our Annual Conference, either in oral or poster symposia. Candidates must be the first author on a submitted abstract, must check the appropriate box on the electronic abstract form and must be fully registered to attend the meeting.

Application deadline is September 1. Eligible graduate students must be enrolled in an accredited full-time doctoral degree program at the time of abstract submission. Eligible postdoctoral fellows must be engaged in full-time postdoctoral research and must have no more than five years of research experience beyond their doctoral degree.

Abstracts are judged by members of SfRBM's Awards - Junior Committee during scheduled formal poster presentation times (normally 4:30 pm - 6:30 pm) at the Annual Conference. Judges, who are assigned to review abstracts in their own area of research expertise, evaluate each applicant based on merit, presentation and scientific significance. Winners receive $500 at SfRBM's Annual Conference Awards Banquet in November. Recipients also are given free conference registration to one of the following SfRBM Annual Conference as part of the award.

2017 Winners