Presidential Scholars Program

The SLB Presidential Scholars Program is a merit-based award program divided into three categories, one for postdoctoral fellows, one for graduate students, and a third for undergraduate students. The postdoctoral category is for those who have been in a postdoctoral fellowship for no longer than 6 years cumulatively. The other two categories are for current graduate or undergraduate students who have not yet received their degree. All awards require current society membership to apply. The top three finalists in each category will be chosen based on submitted abstracts and accomplishments to date. The finalists will compete by giving presentations at the Annual Meeting. Undergraduate presenters will present their work during a competitive poster session while Graduate and Postdoc presenters will each be allotted 15 mins to present in a plenary award session. Finalists will be judged on their oral presentation as well as their ability to answer questions about their work. Funds for these awards are provided by the Society for Leukocyte Biology with the prizes in each category being $750 for the winner, and the two finalists each receiving $500.  All applicants not chosen for the onsite competition will be considered for Merit Abstract Awards of $200 each and may still be considered for poster and/or oral presentations per their abstract submission.

 Please refer to the application instructions and abstract system for specific application requirements.