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 are currently postdocs and have been in a postdoctoral level position for no longer than 6 years cumulatively. The other two categories are for currently enrolled graduate students who have not yet received their degree, and for undergraduate students, or individuals conducting research in a post-baccalaureate program. All awards require current society membership to apply. Individuals may reapply for this award at any time as long as they are at the correct stage of training for that award level at the time of application. The top three finalists in each category will be chosen based on submitted abstracts and accomplishments to date. The top 3 finalists in the Graduate Student and Postdoc categories will compete by giving oral presentations at the Annual Meeting. Undergraduate authors will present their work during a competitive poster session. These 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 for the Postdoc and Graduate Student levels. All Postdoc and Graduate Student applicants not chosen for the onsite competition will be considered for Merit Finalist Award of $200 each and may still be considered for poster and/or oral presentations per their abstract submission. Undergraduate award amounts may vary.

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