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 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.