SMI Travel Awards

Travel Award applications for MICS 2018 are now open.

Young Investigator Travel Awards

Young Investigator Travel Awards are available exclusively to Society for Mucosal Immunology (SMI) members and can be applied for as part of the abstract submission process. Travel award applicants must be SMI members 40 years of age or younger with the rank of Assistant Professor or below, and must submit the following with their abstract:

  • A short statement outlining why they wish to attend MICS 2018, and how they would benefit from participating in the meeting
  • A letter of reference on institutional letterhead indicating their involvement in the field of mucosal immunology from one of the following: Dean; Department Chair; Division Chief; or Advisor/Supervisor

The number and amount of the awards is based upon several factors including the applicant’s stated reason for wishing to attend the congress, the applicant’s geographic location, the applicant’s letter of reference and the availability of funds.

Members selected for this award will present their research at MICS 2018 and will receive $1000 each towards travel expenses including lodging, transportation and dining. Travel award applications and abstracts are due February 23, 2018 at 9:00 pm CST.

All abstracts must be submitted electronically through the submission site by the appropriate deadlines. There is a $60 submission fee per submitted abstract. All members of SMI receive a $20 discount on this fee.

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