AMP Global Young Investigator Travel Awards

The AMP Global Young Investigator Awards provide travel assistance to the AMP 2019 Global Congress on Molecular Pathology to help nurture the next generation of molecular professionals in laboratory medicine.

The AMP Global Young Investigator Awards provide travel assistance to the AMP Global 2019 conference to help nurture the next generation of molecular professionals in laboratory medicine. Young Investigators are considered as:

  • technologists, technicians, medical/technical assistants, (up to six years of conferral of a degree or technician certificate)
  • trainees (graduate/medical students at the master’s or doctoral level, or residents), or
  • early career fellows (up to six years after graduating with a doctoral degree).

Applicants must:

  • be a Young Investigator as defined above.
  • lack funding for travel and/or registration to the AMP Global 2019 conference from their institution.
  • provide confirmation of trainee status and lack of institutional funding from their supervisor or program director (see Part B below).
  • secure any necessary travel visas and provide documentation for permission to attend the AMP Global 2019 conference.
  • agree to attend the awards ceremony at the AMP Global 2019 conference to personally accept the travel award.
  • submit a brief report to AMP within a month of the conclusion of the AMP Global 2019 conference summarizing his/her experiences and what s/he learned by attending the AMP Global 2019 conference.

Note: Authorship on an abstract submitted to the AMP Global 2019 conference is preferred, but not required.

Application Process

Part A: Tasks for the Trainee Applicant to perform:

  1. Prepare support documents:
    1. Current CV or resume
    2. Statement of Interest that includes:
      1. Description of your commitment, experience, and interest in molecular diagnostics.
      2. Description of what you expect to gain from attending the AMP Global 2019 conference. For example, how you believe the knowledge gained will expand your current understanding of molecular diagnostics, how it will benefit you in your current position, and/or how it will enhance your career.
      3. If you are an author on an abstract that has been submitted for the AMP Global 2019 conference, include a copy of the abstract in either MS Word or PDF format.   Note: Authorship on an abstract submitted to the AMP Global 2019 conference is preferred but not required.
  2. Complete and submit an online application
  3. Confirm that your supervisor or program director submits the required communication indicating that neither your travel nor registration for the AMP Global 2019 conference is funded by your institution (see Part B, below).

Part B: Tasks for the Young Investigator’s Supervisor or Program Director to perform:

The trainee applicant’s Supervisor or Program Director sends an email to ampawards@amp.org with the following information:

  1. Applicant’s Name and Young Investigator Status (Trainee/Employee) or Position
  2. Description of financial support, if any, provided by the institution:
    1. Registration: full, partial (amount), or none
    2. Airfare and/or ground transportation: full, partial (amount), or none
    3. Hotel: full, partial (amount), or none
    4. Meals: full, partial (amount), or none
  3. Supervisor or Program Director’s name and contact information

The AMP Young Investigator Awards recognize the best abstracts submitted by trainees or early career laboratory scientists who are first authors and who present outstanding basic or applied research in poster format at the AMP Global 2019. Trainees are defined as students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows. “Early career” is defined as within six years of conferral of a degree or technician certificate.

The mission of the AMP Young Investigator Award is to nurture the next generation of molecular professionals and to encourage junior investigators to ask important original questions, to design sound, controlled experiments with a clear rationale, and to present the results clearly in a poster format. Three AMP Young Investigator Awards will be selected at the AMP Global 2019. Winners will be recognized at the closing session and receive a stipend.

To qualify for an award, the applicant must be the first author, a trainee or early career technician or laboratorian, and agree to attend the AMP Global 2019 in order to accept the award personally.

Note that there are also Travel Awards available with special eligibility requirements. See the AMP Global 2019 website for details at: https://amp-global-congress.com/abstracts/awards/

Abstract and Poster Rules Specific to Award Applicants

In addition to the General Rules for Abstract Submission, the following Rules apply to the AMP Global Young Investigator Award applicants:

  1. Must be First/Presenting Author on the submitted abstract.
  2. Must be a trainee or early career laboratory scientist. Trainees are defined as students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows. “Early career” is defined as within six years of conferral of a degree or technician certificate.
  3. Poster Size Requirement: All posters must be no larger than 4 feet (122cm) high by 6 feet (1.8 meters) wide. AMP reserves the right to remove posters that exceed the size requirement.
  4. Posters must be attended by the Presenting Author during their assigned time period(s). Please note that award applicants may be required to attend their posters at two time periods, one for the committee judging posters and the other for meeting attendees. Authors will be notified of their assigned time(s) in the abstract acceptance notice, which will be emailed to the Corresponding Author by early-March 2019. The poster attendance schedule will also be noted in the Preliminary Program at https://amp-global-congress.com/ and in the Program Book.
  5. Must agree to attend the AMP Global 2019 in order to accept the award personally.

Deadline to Submit All Materials: expired

 

Partially supported by:
Bristol-Myers Squibb AMP Global 2019