The Milstein Awards
Prestigious. Important. Celebrated
For 28 years, the Milstein Awards have represented the pinnacle of scientific achievement in interferon and cytokine research and are conferred each year by the International Cytokine & Interferon Society (ICIS) at a special event during its annual meeting. The Milstein family—Vivian, her late husband Seymour, their son Philip and their daughter Connie—are well-known philanthropists in the United States and abroad. For more than 50 years they have provided essential support for institutions and organizations at a time when funds from government agencies have been drying up.The preeminent Seymour & Vivian Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research, commonly known as The Milstein Award, recognizes individuals who have made exceptional contributions to interferon and cytokine research, either in a a basic or applied field. Many of these achievements have led to the advancement of human health. The Milstein family also supports The Milstein Young Investigator Awards to recognize the work of individuals who have made an impact on interferon and cytokine research early in their careers, and The Milstein Travel Awards to give those who may not otherwise be able to attend the Annual Meeting of the ICIS an opportunity to share the most current interferon and cytokine knowledge with peers from around the world.
New ICIS Award: The ICIS-BioLegend William E. Paul Award
Sponsored by BioLegend
This award is given to an investigator that has made significant contributions to cytokine and interferon research throughout their career. Through the generosity of BioLegend the award consists of $2500 and up to $2500 travel reimbursement to present an awards presentation at the Annual Meeting, and a crystal block with the 3 D structure of IL-4, the cytokine most associated with Dr. Paul’s research. Please use the online form to nominate a Candidate for the 2018 ICIS BioLegend William E. Paul Award.
Honorary Life Membership
ICIS Distinguished Service Award
The Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate & Post Graduate Awards
The award includes a $3500 cash award, $1500 travel grant toward travel and registration to the Annual Cytokines Meeting, 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.
Please use the online form, using one form for each candidate for 2018 nominations. Candidates may be nominated for more than one award using the same form, but please use a separate form for each candidate.
The following awards should be submitted through the online abstract submission site for the Annual Meeting
Annual Meeting Related Awards
6th Annual Meeting of the International Cytokine and Interferon Society, 27 - 30 October, 2018 in Boston, USA
Milstein Young Investigator Awards
Award: $1,000 - $1,500 and an ICIS plaque. The 1st ranked Awardee will be invited for an Oral presentation during the Meeting.
- The application is submitted online through 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 accompany the application.
The Christina Fleischmann Award to Young Women Investigators
Dr Christina Fleischmann (1945-1996)
The Milstein Travel Awards
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.
- 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.