SMI is proud to support young scientists in the field of mucosal immunology and will provide up to 40 travel awards for the upcoming ICMI congress. Travel awards will range from $500-$1,000 and will be given to young investigators who submit the highest scoring abstracts. Eligible travel award participants must be under the age of 40 and be a SMI member.

SMI not only fosters communication among immunologists, but also the growth of young scientists. The President’s Scholar Travel Awards will be given up to 10 early career scientists (graduate student, postdoctoral/research fellow) for the upcoming congress. Eligible recipients must submit an abstract to ICMI 2015, be members of SMI and considered members of one of the following under-represented demographics:

  • African Americans
  • Central and South Americans
  • Non-European Hispanics
  • Alaskan Natives
  • Indigenous/Native Americans
  • Natives of US Pacific Islands

To apply for the President’ Scholar Travel Award, individuals must submit a letter of reference and a statement of how they would benefits from attending ICMI 2015.