IADR Microbiology/Immunology Travel Awards

Purpose
The IADR Microbiology/Immunology Group is offering four travel Awards in honor of Dr. Arnie Bleiweis, and, to enhance research and attract early career researchers into the field of oral microbiology and immunology.

Eligibility
An abstract must be presented for the IADR General Session & Exhibition in Cape Town, South Africa, June 25-28, 2014. The Awards are open to pre-doctoral or post-doctoral students (who must be within 3 years of attaining a PhD) and who:
• have an accepted abstract in Microbiology/Immunology;
• are listed as the presenting author; and
• have a member of the IADR Microbiology/Immunology Group as their mentor

Procedure
Abstract must be submitted for the General Session & Exhibition of the IADR by the official abstract deadline date, January 13, 2014, adhering to the required submission procedures. In the Awards section of the on-line abstract submission process select IADR Microbiology/Immunology Group Travel Awards.

Timeline
Submitted abstracts for this award follow the same timetable as all other IADR submitted abstracts for the General Session & Exhibition. Deadlines are posted on the IADR Website at: www.iadr.org. The official deadline for abstract submission will be January 13, 2014.

Review
An awards committee consisting of the Group President, Treasurer, Past-President, Program Chair, and one other Session Organizer will determine the awardees. Award winners will be notified approximately two months after abstract submission.

Awards
Up to four awards will be given, each consisting of $1,000 to recognize research excellence and to assist with travel costs to attend the IADR General Session and Exhibition. The awards are non-transferable. The awards will be formally acknowledged at the Group business meeting.

For enquiries about these awards please contact:

Howard Jenkinson, President, IADR Microbiology/Immunology Group - Howard.Jenkinson@bristol.ac.uk

or Felicia Qi, Treasurer, IADR Microbiology/Immunology Group - Felicia-Qi@ouhsc.edu

2013 Recipients:
Brodie Miles, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, Georgia, USA
Louis Cornachione, Middlebury College, Vermont, USA
Catherine Back, University of Bristol, UK
Chulhee Choi, University of Florida at Gainesville, Florida, USA

2012 Recipients:
Michael J. Walters, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Jeffrey R. Haswell, Middlebury College, Vermont, USA

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