Annual Meeting Travel Awards

Milstein Young Investigator Awards

ICIS members who have received a Ph.D or M.D. within the previous 10 years are eligible for this Award. Every year up to five awards are granted to individuals who have made notable contributions to either basic or clinical research. This award is provided by a generous gift of the Milstein Family.Award: $1,000 and an ICIS plaque. The 1st ranked Awardee will be invited for an Oral presentation during the Meeting.

Application process:

  • The application is submitted online  as part of the Annual Meeting's Online Abstract Form.

ICIS members may either apply themselves or nominate other eligible members for Milstein Young Investigator Awards. An abbreviated CV (max. one page) and a letter of recommendation (including confirmation of eligibility) should be uploaded with the abstract.

The Christina Fleischmann Award to Young Women Investigators

The rules for this ICIS award are the same as for the Milstein Young Investigator Award (see above) except for gender and the candidate must have received a Ph.D or M.D. degree  within the previous 10 years. This award is made possible through the generosity of  the Fleischmann Foundation and is dedicated to the memory of ISICR member and outstanding interferon research scientist Christina Fleischmann. This award is open to young  women investigators working in the cytokine, chemokine and interferon biology.

2016 Dr. Christina Fleischmann Award Winner

The Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate & Post Graduate Awards

The Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Awards are targeted to graduate students and post-doctoral fellows who have begun to make an impact in interferon and cytokine research. The Awards are designed to fill the gap among the awards currently offered by the ICIS to more senior investigators—The Milstein Young Investigator Award, the Christina Fleishmann Award, Honorary Membership, and The Seymour & Vivian Milstein Award. Candidates must be actively working in interferon/cytokine research but need not be ICIS members.The award includes a $3500 cash award, $1500 travel grant, a $2500 PBL Assay Science product credit for each awardee, and a complementary one-year ICIS membership.  This is an annual award, and a recipient may receive an award only once. However, an individual who receives the Graduate Award remains eligible for the Post-Graduate Award. In years where a suitable candidate is not identified, an award will not be bestowed.

Applicants should submit a CV, a letter of support from their mentor, including confirmation of trainee status, and a statement of research and accomplishments. No proprietary or confidential information can be included in the application.

2016 Graduate Awardee

2016 Postgraduate Awardee

Milstein Travel Awards

ICIS members who attend the annual meeting are eligible for Milstein Travel Awards. They are provided through a grant from the Milstein Family based on the scientific merit of the abstract.This award does not exempt payment of the conference registration fee. There are no age restrictions to this award. However, if both senior and junior members from the same laboratory apply for an award, preference is given to the junior member. This award is dependent on availability of funds.

Award: Applications are ranked based on scientific excellence and funds allocated based on Abstract ranking and distance to travel to the annual Meeting.

Application process:

  • The application is submitted through the Annual Meetings' online abstract form.
  • Meeting Abstract required.
  • Deadline to submit is the same as the Abstract submission deadline.