Trainee Awards

YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARDS

SfRBM’s Young Investigator Awards (YIAs) will be presented to students (master or doctoral) and postdoctoral fellows based on their submitted abstract and presentation of their work at the 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, submit the abstract by September 7, 2020, and must be fully registered to attend the conference. 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. Finally, to be considered for the award, the author must be an SfRBM student (master or doctoral) or postdoc member. You may simultaneously apply for SfRBM membership (click here to apply now) when submitting an abstract for a YIA.

Presenting authors are limited to submitting 1 abstract to be considered for a Young Investigator Award. SfRBM recommends authors submit their best work for YIA consideration. YIA awardees will receive a $500 stipend in recognition of their work as well as complimentary conference registration for SfRBM 2021 or SfRBM 2022.

Young Investigator Award Judging Criteria

UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCH AWARD

SfRBM’s Undergraduate Research Award will be presented to an undergraduate student based on their submitted abstract and presentation of their work as a poster at the Annual Conference. Candidates must be the first author on a submitted abstract, must check the appropriate box on the electronic abstract form, submit the abstract by September 7, 2020, and must be fully registered for the conference. Undergraduates are defined as students enrolled in an accredited full-time bachelor's degree or up to 6 months post-graduation at the time of abstract submission. Research presented must have been completed as an undergraduate or high school student. To be considered for the award, the author must be an SfRBM undergraduate student member. You may simultaneously apply for SfRBM membership (click here to apply now) when submitting an abstract for the award. The award recipient will receive a $200 stipend in recognition of their work as well as complimentary conference registration for SfRBM 2021 or SfRBM 2022.