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Scientific Travel Awards

Application is closed
Application deadline: July 1, 2024

The 5th IPITA/HSCI/JDRF Summit on Stem Cell derived Islet Scientific Travel Awards are designed to help offset expenses incurred to attend the meeting and awarded based on the scientific merit of applicants. Therefore, recipients must attend the 5th IPITA/HSCI/JDRF Summit in order to receive the award. If an awardee is selected for a scientific award but does not attend the meeting, the monies of the award will be forfeited.

Process for bestowing the award:
  1. The awards should reflect the full diversity of the IPITA membership, including sex, ethnicity, and geography, with particular emphasis on recognizing contributions from emerging countries
  2. Awardees will be selected from the pool of eligible applicants based upon the abstract's degree of excellence (top score), as determined by the Congress Scientific Program Committee.
  3. Awards may not exceed a maximum amount of $1,000 USD per awardee. At least 3 awards, and up to 5 awards, will be provided.
  4. Final selection of recipients will be approved by IPITA
To be eligible for a scientific award, an individual must:
  1. Submit at least one abstract as a presenting author.
  2. Be a trainee (MD and/or PhD student or Postdoctoral fellow), AHP or clinical resident or fellow. Junior faculty are also eligible, but must be within five (5) years of completion of their training and/or fellowship. The supporting letter must provide evidence for the candidate’s status and must also indicate whether the candidate is in good standing or not.
  3. Be a member of IPITA. If an applicant is not a member of IPITA, a membership application must be completed on the IPITA website  and accepted in order for the award application to be reviewed and considered. The membership application must be initiated prior to the Congress abstract submission closure date.
  4. Submit a supporting letter as a part of the travel award application. This letter must be signed by the applicant's Training Program Director to verify the applicant’s status as a trainee/young investigator. Authors will not be considered for an award if the required letter is not sent. The applicant MUST be the presenting author. No exceptions will be made.
  5. Attend the designated award presentation session scheduled during the Congress to receive the award.