Submission Deadline: 5 April 2022

Eligibility & Submission Guidelines for all of the  ICIS Young Investigator Awards

Nominations and Applications for Young Investigator Awards must include the following:

  • No proprietary or confidential information can be included in the application.
  • ICIS members may either apply themselves or nominate other eligible members. An abbreviated CV (max. three page) and a recommendation letter from mentor, including confirmation of eligibility as well as a statement of research and accomplishments should be uploaded as a combined PDF document
  • Additional supporting materials, such as posters and publications, are welcome. It should be noted that the awardees will be judged based on the following criteria which should be included in the nomination letter:
    • outstanding publications in the field
    • contributions to the cytokine/chemokine/ interferon field either in basic, clinical or applied research
    • prospects for a future career in cytokine biology, either in academics, government or industry
  • Submission Deadline  5 April 2022: Nominees/Applicants can apply for more than one award, but will not be granted more than one award in a given year. 
  • These awards do not include registration fees or travel to the Annual Meeting. Winners of the 2022 Young Investigator Awards will be required to register for Cytokines 2022 and submit an abstract by 1 May 2022 (information will be provided in the acceptance letter) and will be included in the program to give an oral presentation.


2022 Regeneron New Investigator Awards for Excellence in Cytokine & Interferon Research (formerly the Milstein Young Investigator Awards)

Nominations/Applications (submission form coming soon)

Regeneron New Investigator Awards (formerly the Milstein Young Investigator Awards) at Cytokines 2022 Hybrid Meeting – The 10th Annual Meeting of the International Cytokine & Interferon Society, 20-23, September 2022 at the Hilton Waikoloa Village, Big Island, Hawaii, USA

Description: Regeneron New Investigator Awards ICIS members who will attend the upcoming annual conference and who have received a Ph.D or M.D. within the previous 10 years are eligible, but may be extended by 1 year due to parental leave (per child).  Up to FOUR awards will be granted to individuals who have made notable contributions to either basic or clinical research.

Award: $5,000 and an ICIS plaque provided by ICIS. Funds provided through a generous contribution from Regeneron. 

Dr Christina Fleischmann 1945 1996

The award was established in early 1998, with the first award presented to Xiaoxia Li, Ph.D., who’s now the Paul L. Fox, PhD, Endowed Chair in Molecular Medicine at the Lerner Research Institute, Cleveland, USA, at the joint ISICR/ICS meeting in Jerusalem. She went on to win the Milstein Award in 2013. This award is open to young women investigators working in cytokine, chemokine and interferon biology. Eligibility requirements are exactly the same as the Regeneron New Investigator awards except that the nominee/applicant must be woman. 

Award: 2,000 and an ICIS plaque provided by ICIS. This award is made possible through the generosity of the Fleischmann Family and is dedicated to the memory of ISICR member and outstanding interferon research scientist Dr. Christina Fleischmann. 

Please click on the images  below to get to know the 2021 Young Investigators