Travel Awards 2019
We are pleased that the 2nd Antibiotics Travel Awards, for doctoral students and postdoctoral researchers, are live now. The awards will support young researchers to attend academic conferences of their own choices in 2019.
Nominations and applications will be carefully considered and selected by the Evaluation Committee comprising senior scientists from the Antibiotics Editorial Board. Final winners will be awarded 800 Swiss Francs.
To be eligible to receive a Travel Award, applicants must be:
–– A Ph.D. student or a postdoctoral researcher;
–– Involved in an aspect of antibiotic-related study. You are welcome from a range of disciplines, including from basic and molecular sciences through to clinical, epidemiological and relevant social sciences;
–– Planning to attend an academic conference in 2019 with an oral presentation or a poster.
How to Apply
To complete an application, please provide:
–– A one-page justification letter to include your research focuses, planned conference, and potential benefits from attendance at the conference;
–– A Curriculum Vitae, appended with a complete list of publications;
–– A one-page signed letter of recommendation from one supervisor;
–– An oral or poster abstract about your research proposed to be presented at the conference.
Application Portal: www.mdpi.com/journal/antibiotics/awards/submit/376
30 November 2018: Applications will be closed.
28 February 2019: Awardees will be announced.
Travel Award 2017
As Editor-in-Chief of Antibiotics, I am pleased to announce the winners of the 2017 Antibiotics Travel Awards. The Evaluation Committee were very impressed with the high level of work presented and, after careful consideration, the two Travel Awards have been granted to Dr. Bimal Jana, a postdoctoral fellow at Ross University, Basseterre, St. Kitts, for his work on identifying chromosomal non-essential genes that are essential for MDR Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 under the presence of therapeutically relevant concentrations of antimicrobial; and to Vera Pader, a Ph.D. student at Imperial College London, London, UK, working on the link between antibiotic resistance and virulence in Staphylococcus aureus.
The awards consist of 800 Swiss Francs each, and are available for the winners to use for attendance and participation in any academic conferences in 2017.
It is also our pleasure to announce that as part of the reward, Antibiotics will offer the Top 35 candidates the opportunity to publish a paper with the publication fees waived. We would like to thank all applicants for their participation and interest in our journal.
We would also like to deliver our great thanks to the Evaluation Committee members, Drs. Andrei L. Gartel, Gary A. Strobel, Gian Maria Rossolini, Jeffrey Lipman, Leonard Amaral, Morten Lindbæk, Nora Vazquez-Laslop, Patrice Courvalin, William M. Shafer and Ying Zhang, for their comprehensive evaluation of candidates.
Prof. Dr. Christopher C. Butler