Travel Award 2019 (500 CHF)
We are pleased to announce that the 2019 Vaccines Travel Awards, for PhD students and postdoctoral fellows, are now open for application. The awards will support young researchers to attend an academic/scientific conference of their choice in 2019. The nominations and applications will be reviewed by the Evaluation Committee comprised of Vaccines Editorial Board Members.
Four awardees, each will receive 500 CHF (Swiss Francs).
- Postdoctoral fellows or PhD students involved in vaccine-related study, from basic and molecular sciences through clinical, epidemiological, and relevant social sciences.
- Presenting an oral presentation or a poster at the chosen conference (in 2019).
Application Process and Selection Criteria:
- A recent curriculum vitae, including educational and professional experience, a complete list of publications, and a brief statement justifying financial need and listing funds available from other sources.
- A brief description of the applicant’s current research.
- Details of the conference the applicant plans to attend and a copy of the abstract submitted for either oral or poster presentation.
- A letter of recommendation from the supervisor/research director or department head which confirms the applicant’s status as a post-doctoral fellow or a PhD student.
Application Deadline: Please apply via (https://www.mdpi.com/journal/vaccines/awards) before 15 January 2019. The winners will be announced by the end of March 2019.
Travel Awards 2018
As Evaluation Committee Chair of 2018 Vaccines Travel Awards, I am pleased toannounce the winners of the 2018 Vaccines Travel Awards.
We had many impressive applicants for this award from all over the world andchoosing was very difficult. Thanks to the Evaluation Committee’s thoroughdeliberation and reviews, the 2018 Travel Awards have been granted to Dr. Lynda Coughlan, a postdoctoral research fellow from Mount Sinai at IcahnSchool of Medicine, USA; and Mr. João Conniot, a PhD student from Universidadede Lisboa, Portugal. Please join us in congratulating them for their achievements.
Dr. Lynda Coughlan will be awarded 800 Swiss Francs towards participationat the “2nd International Meeting on Respiratory Pathogens” that will be heldon 7-9 March 2018 in Singapore. She will give an oral presentation for herwork entitled “Improving the immunogenicity of vaccine antigens delivered bynon-replicating adenoviral vectored vaccines by exosome-display”.
Mr. João Conniot will also be awarded 800 Swiss Francs towards participationat the “Frontiers in Immunomodulation and Cancer Therapy” that will be heldon 9-11 July 2018, Madrid, Spain. He will present his work entitled “DendriticCell-targeted Nano-vaccines Synergize with Immune Checkpoint Modulatorsfor Melanoma Treatment”.
Once again, we would like to thank all the applicants for participating, andacknowledge the members of the Evaluation Committee for their thoroughassessment of applicants. We are proud to support young scientists, and hopethose who weren’t chosen this time will apply for the 2019 Travel Awards.
Prof. Nirbhay Kumar
Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA