Travel Awards and Grants

Travel Awards and Grants

Travel Award Applications Process Opens: November 28, 2017.

AAI Travel Awards and Grants recognize the promise and bolster the professional development of investigators of all career stages by assisting them with travel to the AAI annual meeting.

CategoryAward 
Full professors (or equivalent)AAI Laboratory Travel Grant Learn more
AAI Undergraduate Faculty Travel Grant Learn more
Associate professors
(or equivalent)
AAI Laboratory Travel Grant Learn more
AAI Undergraduate Faculty Travel Grant Learn more
Lustgarten-Thermo Fisher Scientific Award Learn more
Assistant professors
(or equivalent)
AAI Early Career Faculty Travel Grant Learn more
AAI Undergraduate Faculty Travel Grant Learn more
Chambers-Thermo Fisher Scientific Award Learn more
Pfizer-Showell Travel Award Learn more
Trainees (graduate students
and postdoctoral fellows)
AAI Trainee Abstract Award Learn more
AAI Trainee Poster Award Learn more
AAI-Thermo Fisher Trainee Achievement Award Learn more
Lefrancois-BioLegend Award Learn more

AAI Laboratory Travel Grant

AAI is supporting travel grants to mid-career and senior investigators (associate professor, full professor, or equivalent) to assist them in attending the AAI annual meeting. These grants will provide up to two travel awards per laboratory. The grant is awarded to the PI or laboratory director as one recipient, and they may select a second recipient from their laboratory.

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AAI Trainee Poster Award

This award provides travel support to AAI trainee members (students and postdoctoral fellows) whose first author abstracts submitted to the AAI annual meeting are selected for poster sessions only and found to be exceptional by the AAI Abstract Programming Chairs. Selection will be based on the originality and significance of the research being presented.

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Pfizer-Showell Travel Award

This award recognizes the professional promise of an early career investigator (assistant professor or equivalent) by assisting the award recipient with travel to the AAI annual meeting to present their research. This award is supported through an endowment from Henry J. Showell and Pfizer, Inc.
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AAI-Thermo Fisher Trainee Achievement Award

This award recognizes up to six promising trainees in the field of immunology. Selection is based on career promise and presentation of an outstanding first-author abstract selected for a Block Symposium. This award is generously supported by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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AAI Undergraduate Faculty Travel Grant

AAI is supporting travel grants to undergraduate faculty to assist them in attending the AAI annual meeting. The grant will also support travel costs for an undergraduate student of the recipient’s selection.

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AAI Trainee Abstract Award

This award provides travel support to AAI Trainee members (students and postdoctoral fellows) whose first-author abstracts submitted to the AAI annual meeting are selected for presentation in Block Symposia.

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AAI Early Career Faculty Travel Grant

AAI is supporting travel grants to young investigators (assistant professor or equivalent) to assist them in attending the AAI annual meeting.

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AAI Memorial Awards

Lefrançois-BioLegend Award

Established to honor the memory of AAI Member Dr. Leo Lefrançois, this award is intended to advance the career of a trainee who attends the AAI annual meeting and presents an outstanding abstract specifically in the area of mucosal immunology. This award is generously supported by BioLegend and donations from friends and colleagues of Dr. Lefrançois.

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Lustgarten-Thermo Fisher Scientific Award

Established to honor the memory of AAI Member Dr. Joseph Lustgarten, this award is intended to advance the career of a mid-career scientist who attends the AAI annual meeting and presents an outstanding abstract specifically in the area of immune regulation. This award is generously supported by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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Chambers-Thermo Fisher Scientific Award

Established to honor the memory of AAI Member Dr. Cynthia Chambers, this award is intended to advance the career of an early career scientist who attends the AAI annual meeting and presents an outstanding abstract specifically in the area of cancer biology. This award is generously supported by Thermo Fisher Scientific.

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Questions about the application process? Please contact the AAI offices at awards@aai.org, or (301) 634-7178.

AAI will work with government employees to meet government requirements regarding receipt of awards. For more information, contact awards@aai.org.