2020 Young Investigator Virtual Awards Presentation photos

2021 Young Investigator Award Nominations/Applications

Candidates may apply for MORE THAN ONE YOUNG INVESTIGATOR AWARD using the Nomination/Application Form below as well as for a Milstein Travel Award/Abstract Award (applied for via the Cytokines 2021 Abstract Submission), but will not be awarded more than one award in a given year. Deadline for submitting Young Investigator award application is 15 May, 2021. An online nomination/application form will be coming here soon.

Nominations by mentors and/or colleagues for the Young Investigator Awards or self-applicants, please use the online form (coming soon) using one form for each candidate for ALL 2021 Young Investigator Award nominations/applications. Candidates may be nominated for more than one award using the same form, but please use a separate form for each candidate. 

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

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

  • An abbreviated CV (max. 1-3 pages) together with a letter of recommendation detailing the accomplishments of the nominee (including confirmation of eligibility) should be uploaded as a combined PDF document.
  • No proprietary or confidential information can be included in the application.
  • Submission Deadline, 15 May, 2020: All the Young Investigator Awards:
    • Soon to be Named Young Investigator Awards for Excellence in Cytokine & Interferon Research (formerly the Milstein Young Investigator Awards)
    • Christina Fleischmann Award to Young Women Investigators
    • Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Awards
    • ICIS Amanda Proudfoot Tribute Award for Excellence in Chemokine Biology

Winners of the 2021 Young Investigators Awards will be required to register for Cytokines 2021 and submit an abstract by 1 June, 2021 (information will be provided in the acceptance letter).


SOON TO BE NAMED Young Investigator Awards (formerly the Milstein Young Investigator Awards)

Description: 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. Every year up to FOUR awards are granted to individuals who have made notable contributions to either basic or clinical research. ICIS members may apply themselves or nominate other eligible members for these NEW, soon to be announced NAMED, Young Investigator Awards. All Awardees will be invited for an Oral presentation during the Meeting.
Award: $5,000 provided by (TO BE ANNOUNCED)

These awards replace the former Milstein Young Investigator Awards.

Previous Milstein Young Investigator Award Winners


The ICIS Amanda Proudfoot Tribute Award for Excellence in Chemokine Biology READ MORE

Description: This ICIS YI award is dedicated to the memory of Amanda Proudfoot (1949-2019), who is internationally recognized for her important contributions to the field of chemokine biology. This award will be bestowed on an individual whose research on chemokine biology has had an impact on the field early in his/her career. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows are eligible for this Award. This annual award is presented at the annual ICIS Meeting.

Award: $1,500 and a plaque made possible through the generosity of the friends and colleagues of the late Amanda Proudfoot. The Awardee will be invited for an Oral presentation during the Meeting.

2020 Inaugural Amanda Proudfoot Tribute Graduate Student/Postdoc Award for Advances in Chemokine Biology


The Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate & Post Graduate Awards
Description: The Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Awards, generously sponsored by PBL Assay Science, 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. Candidates must be actively working in interferon/cytokine research but need not be ICIS members. 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.
Award: $3,500 cash award and a $2,500 PBL Assay Science product credit for each awardee, and a complementary one-year ICIS membership. These awards are sponsored by PBL Assay Science. The Awardees will be invited for an Oral presentation during the Meeting.

2020 Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Award Winners
2019 Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Award Winners
2018 Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Award Winners
2017 Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Award Winners
2016 Graduate Awardee
2016 Postgraduate Awardee


Dr. Christina Fleischmann

The Christina Fleischmann Award to Young Women Investigators
Description: This award is dedicated to the memory of ISICR member and outstanding interferon research scientist Christina Fleischmann. It is open to young women investigators working in the cytokine, chemokine and interferon biology.  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.
Award: $2,000 and a plaque made possible through the generosity of the Fleischmann Family. The Awardee will be invited for an Oral presentation during the Meeting.

2020 Dr. Christina Fleischmann Award Winner
2019 Dr. Christina Fleischmann Award Winner  
2018 Dr. Christina Fleischmann Award Winner
2017 Dr. Christina Fleischmann Award Winner
2016 Dr. Christina Fleischmann Award Winner


ICIC-Milstein Travel Awards

The ICIS-Milstein Travel Awards may be applied for by poster and oral abstract submitters. Each year the the ICIS Awards Committee has chosen the top ranking 65 – 85 abstract presenters to receive Travel Awards to cover most of their travel expenses. These awards are sponsored by generous gift from the Milstein Family–Seymour Milstein (July 21, 1920 – October 2, 2001). Milstein’s son Philip has generously continued to support this award for the twenty (20) years following the passing of his father.

ICIS members who attend the Annual Meeting of the ICIS and submit a meeting abstract are eligible for ICIS-Milstein Travel Awards. Please note that 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. Please renew or join the ICIS prior to applying for an ICIS-Milstein Travel Award.

Application is through the online abstract submission form, deadline to apply is the same as the Abstract Deadline, 1 June 2021.

Click here to view the 2020 Milstein Abstract Award Winners

Click here to view the 2019 Milstein Travel Award Winners

Click here to view 2018 Milstein Travel Award Winners.

15 May, 2021

  • Soon to be Named Young Investigator Awards for Excellence in Cytokine & Interferon Research (formerly the Milstein Young Investigator Awards)
  • Christina Fleischmann Award to Young Women Investigators
  • Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Awards
  • ICIS Amanda Proudfoot Tribute Award for Excellence in Chemokine Biology

1 June, 2021

  • ICIS-Milstein Travel Awards – to be applied for together with the Cytokines 2021 Meeting Online Abstract Submission by 1 June, 2021. For those participating virtually, the a smaller financial award will be provided.
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Looking back at ICIS 2019 Award Winners!

2019 Award Winners: Milstein Award Winners, BioLegend William E. Paul Award Winner, Honorary Lifetime Membership Award, Distinguished Services Award and all Young Investigator Award Winners, Awards Session Sunday, 20 October in Vienna

2019 Seymour & Vivian Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research

The ICIS recognizes two world leaders in deciphering the fundamental mechanisms of innate immunity in directing cytokine driven responses Read More


Akiko
Iwasaki, PhD. Waldemar Von Zedtwitz Professor of Immunobiology; Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology; and Dermatology; Investigator, Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Yale University, New Haven, USA

Hao Wu, PhD, Asa and Patricia Springer Professor of Structural Biology, Department of Biological Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology, Harvard Medical School, and Program in Cellular and Molecular Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Boston, USA

2019 ICIS Young Investigator Awardees:

 
 

ICIS BioLegend William E. Paul Award for Excellence in Cytokine Research

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.

2019 BioLegend William E. Paul Award for Excellence in Cytokine Research:

ChenDong, PhD, Professor and Director of the Institute for Immunology and Dean of the School of Medicine, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China Read More

2018 ICIS-BioLegend William E. Paul Awardee: Giorgio Trinchieri, MD, NIH, National Cancer Institute, Program Director, Cancer and Inflammation Program. NIH Distinguished Investigator, Head, Cancer Immunobiology Section

Dr. Trinchieri (middle) receives the BioLegend William E. Paul Award Crystal from ICIS Awards Committee Co-chairs Bryan Williams and Kate Fitzgerald.
 

From Left: Michelle Tate, Award winner, Alan Sher & Weiping Jiang from BioLegend.
2017 ICIS BioLegend William E. Paul Awardee  Alan Sher
 

Session Chairs Weiping Jiang (L) and John O’Shea (R), awarding the 1st ICIS-BIOLEGEND BILL PAUL AWARD to Richard Locksley, UCSF, after his lecture, “New pathways in type 2 immunity” on Tuesday, 18 October, 2016.

2016 ICIS BioLegend William E. Paul Awardee Inaugural prize – Richard Locksley, UCSF, San Francisco, USA


Honorary Life Membership Award

Nominations are solicited for Honorary Life Memberships in the ICIS. Each year an individual will be awarded 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 an historical perspective and valued research tradition. Honorary Life Members are accorded all rights and privileges of active members, are exempted from Society dues and are listed in the dedicated Honorary Life Members section of the Society web site. The winner(s) is elected by vote of the ICIS Council and will be an invited speaker(s) at the next ICIS meeting.

2019 ICIS Honorary Lifetime Membership Awardee

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. Nominations should be communicated to the Awards Committee of the ICIS. 2019 Awardee to be announced soon.

2019 ICIS Distinguished Service Awardee