Extension to submit nominations for ICIS senior & mid-career awards to May 5th & announcement of new young investigator awards


Pfizer Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research (formerly the Seymour & Vivian Milstein Award from 1988 – 2020)
The ICIS-Pfizer Award represents the pinnacle of scientific achievement in interferon and cytokine research since 1988. This award is bestowed upon a leading biomedical research scientist who has made outstanding contributions to interferon and cytokine research, either in a basic or applied field. Many laureates have made seminal advancements that have enabled the successful treatment of disease or have the potential to lead to significant health benefits.

Mentorship AwardThe newly established ICIS Mentorship Award recognizes ICIS members who have made significant and sustained contributions to the career development of trainees and to the profession through outstanding mentoring. This award is based on the training experiences and success of the nominee’s mentees, not the mentor’s personal career achievements. For the purpose of this award, mentoring is defined as the process of guiding, supporting, and promoting the training and career development of others.

img-4The ICIS-BioLegend William E. Paul Award for Excellence in Cytokine Research is dedicated to William E. Paul, M.D., who died on September 18, 2015 at age 79. 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.

img-5ICIS-LUMINEX John R. Kettman Mid-Career Award for Excellence in Cytokine & Interferon Research – This award generously supported by Luminex Corporation recognizes a mid-career investigator who has made outstanding contributions to the field of interferon or cytokine biology. More Details



img-6Honorary Lifetime Member Award
Each year an ICIS member may be awarded Honorary Life Membership as a tribute to his/her contributions to the field. Nominees should be individuals who have made substantive contributions to the cytokine/chemokine/ interferon field over much of their careers, either in basic, clinical or applied research. Honorary members are esteemed members of the Society and provide us with a historical perspective and valued research tradition.


img-7ICIS Distinguished Service Award
The ICIS will on occasion bestow this honor on an ICIS member who has made an extraordinary contribution to the Society. The individual will have devoted significant time and energy over a period of years to elevating the goals of the Society in furthering research on interferon, cytokines and chemokines.


Submit Nominations for all of the Above (deadline 5 May)

img-8Announcing the Regeneron New Investigator Awards (formerly the Milstein Young Investigator Awards) at Cytokines 2021 Hybrid Meeting. May 15, 2021 Deadline.

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. Up to FOUR awards will be granted to individuals who have made notable contributions to either basic or clinical research. ICIS members must be nominated by other eligible members for these Awards or can self-apply, but must include a letter(s) of nomination from their mentor(s). All Awardees will be invited for an Oral presentation during the Meeting.

Award: $5,000 and an engraved crystal award provided by ICIS. Funds provided through a generous contribution from Regeneron. These awards do not include registration fees or travel to the Annual Meeting. Nomination or self-application deadline,15 May, 2021 For More information



Senior and Mid-Career:
› 5 May 2021: ICIS-Pfizer Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research (formerly the Seymour & Vivian Milstein Award)
› 5 May 2021: NEW ICIS Mentorship Award
› 5 May 2021: ICIS-BioLegend William E. Paul Award for Excellence in Cytokine Research
› 5 May 2021: ICIS-LUMINEX John R. Kettman Mid-Career Award for Excellence in Cytokine & Interferon Research
› 5 May 2021: ICIS Honorary Lifetime Membership & ICIS Distinguished Service Awards

Young Investigator Awards & Abstract Presentation Awards:
› 15 May 2021: Regeneron New Investigator Awards for Excellence in Cytokine & Interferon Research (formerly the Milstein Young Investigator Awards)
› 15 May 2021: The Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Awards
› 15 May 2021: The Christina Fleischmann Award to Young Women Investigators
› 15 May 2021: The ICIS Amanda Proudfoot Tribute Award for Excellence in Chemokine Biology by a Trainee

Travel and/or Annual Meeting Abstract Awards:
› 1 June 2021: Pfizer Trainee Awards for the most promising research presentations at Cytokines 2021 Hybrid Meeting
› 1 June 2021: Milstein Travel Awards & Milstein Abstract Awards

ICIS Mid-Career & Senior Research Awards More Information
ICIS Young Investigator Awards & Abstract/Travel Awards More Information