Awards for Young Investigators

Trainee Awards - SfRBM Annual Conference

SfRBM's Junior Awards Committee are making Travel Awards available to students and postdoctoral fellows who wish to attend SfRBM 2021. Ten (10) awards at $500 each will be presented to postdoc and student SfRBM members in the US. An additional ten (10) awards at $1,000 each will be given by SfRBM to postdoc or student SfRBM members throughout the rest of the world. 

Student (master or doctoral) or postdoc SfRBM members wishing to submit an abstract for Travel Award consideration must check the appropriate box on the online abstract form and submit the abstract no later than September 10, 2021. Eligible graduate students must be enrolled in an accredited full-time master or 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. You may simultaneously apply for SfRBM membership (click here to apply now) when submitting an abstract for a Travel Award. Abstract judging will be based on research merit only, and applicants must be the presenting author of the abstract.

Winners will be notified during the week of October 15 and will be given their check at the SfRBM 2021 Awards Banquet on Saturday, November 20. Winners will also receive a complimentary conference registration for SfRBM 2022 or SfRBM 2023.

Travel Award winners are not eligible for Young Investigator Awards (YIA) given at the conference.

Decisions on Travel Awards for SfRBM 2021 will be posted on the SfRBM site during the week of October 11, 2021. You will receive an email when the results are posted.

Travel Award Judging Criteria


2020 Trainee Award 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 10. 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.

2020 Winners