Awards for Trainees

 

The 2017 Conference of the International Genetic Epidemiology Society (IGES 2017) will be held at beautiful Queens’ College, Cambridge, UK, September 9-11.

The IGES 2017 Scientific Program Committee is pleased to call for abstract submissions associated with the 2017 James V. Neel Award, Roger Williams Award, the Ludmer Center Award and the CIHR STAGE Poster Awards. Please visit http://www.geneticepi.org/iges-2017/ for abstract submission and other conference details, including pre-conference events.

The abstract submission deadline is MAY 16, 2017 @ 5pm PST.

IGES AWARDS:

  • The Roger Williams Award is presented to an outstanding oral presentation by a student enrolled in a bachelor, master or PhD program at the time of registration. The prize includes a check for $1000 and a certificate.
  • The James V. Neel Award is presented to an outstanding oral presentation by a post-doctoral fellow within 5 years of PhD completion at the time of registration. The prize includes a check for $1000 and a certificate.

To be eligible for these awards, the student or post-doctoral researcher must be the first author of the abstract. All eligible outstanding abstracts selected for oral presentation by the Scientific Program Committee will be finalists for the Neel and Williams award. The winners of Neel and Williams award will be selected from among the finalists at the conference based on the quality of their oral presentation and the scientific content of the material presented.

  • The Ludmer Center Award is supported by the Ludmer Center for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health, and is presented to an outstanding abstract submitted by a student or a post-doctoral researcher on a topic that aligns with the Center’s mission. There will be up to 2 awards, each including a check for $750 and a certificate.

The Ludmer Centre for Neuroinformatics & Mental Health’s mission is to foster research excellence in neuroinformatics, genetics and epigenetics (big data) research and training, thereby, increasing multi-, inter- and trans-disciplinary big-data mental-health research to advance the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders: mental illnesses, cognitive disorders, and learning disabilities. http://ludmercentre.ca.

  • The CIHR STAGE Poster Award Competition is supported by CIHR STAGE (http://www.stage.utoronto.ca). This Dalla Lana School of Public Health research training program in genetic epidemiology and statistical genetics is delighted to continue to offer three awards at $200, $100 and $50 each – and a certificate – for the best poster presentations by a trainee. A team of Young Investigators and Scientific Program committee members will review posters presented by trainees at IGES.

Wellcome are pleased to support five “Wellcome Global Junior Researcher Travel Awards”, each of $1250, to support attendance of students and early career postdoctoral fellows from low and middle income countries to attend the 2017 IGES meeting.  These awards enable expansion of the global membership of the society to low and middle income countries and support junior researchers as potential future leaders of the international genetic epidemiology research community.  To be eligible, students and early career postdoctoral fellows must be studying at an institution located in a low or middle income countries at the time of registration.

To apply for these awards, submit an abstract for the 2017 IGES Conference by MAY 16, 2017 @ 5pm PST. The winners will be announced at the Business Meeting at the end of the conference.