2016 Awards Application

To be eligible for an ICIS award, applicants must be a member of ICIS (with the exception of the Seymour and Vivian Milstein Award and the Sidney & Joan Pestka Awards). Also, while members in good standing are not eligible to receive a named award more than once, they may apply for a travel award regardless of having previously received a travel award. The number of Awards available is dependent upon available funding.

See below for guidelines for each award application. Award applications shall be made through the following LINK.

Nominations: Deadline for nominations is 8 June 2016

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

The Seymour and Vivian Milstein Award for Excellence in Interferon and Cytokine Research, represents the pinnacle of scientific achievement in interferon and cytokine research.

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. The winner will be an invited speaker at the annual meeting.

Nominations should be submitted using the Awards Nomination Form to ICIS@faseb.org by 8 June 2016.

Honorary Life Membership

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.

Nominations should be submitted using the Awards Nomination Form to ICIS@faseb.org by 8 June 2016.

ICIS 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 submitted using the Awards Nomination Form to ICIS@faseb.org by 8 June 2016.


Awards

Deadline for awards is June 1, 2016

NOTE: As indicated, if you are applying for an award, your abstract must be submitted by the abstract deadline. Abstracts will be judged on the basis of scientific merit and originality.

The Milstein Young Investigator Award

ICIS members who attend the 2016 ICIS meeting in San Francisco and who have received a Ph.D or M.D. within the previous 10 years are eligible. 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.

ICIS members may either apply themselves or nominate other eligible members for Milstein Young Investigator Awards. An abbreviated CV (as indicated in #4 below) and a letter of recommendation (including confirmation of eligibility) should accompany the application.

Deadline to submit your 2016 application is June 1, 2016 (abstract submission date).

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 cytokine, chemokine and interferon biology. Deadline to submit your 2016 application is June 1, 2016 (abstract submission date).

Sidney & Joan Pestka Graduate and Post-Graduate Award in Interferon Research

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 complimentary 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 an abbreviated CV (as indicated in #4 below), 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.

Deadline to submit your 2016 application is June 1, 2016 (abstract submission date).

The Milstein Travel Awards

ICIS members who attend the annual meeting are eligible for Travel Awards. They are provided through a grant from the Milstein Family based on the scientific merit of the abstract and financial necessity.

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.

Deadline to submit your 2016 application is June 1, 2016 (abstract submission date).

Award applications shall be made through the following LINK.