SLB Presidential Award

The SLB Presidential Awards will be divided into two categories, one for junior faculty and postdoctoral scholars, and another for students. The former award, for those in the postdoc category, will be given to a trainee who is less than 6 years since terminal degree, is a member of the Society, and has not been awarded a tenured faculty position at the time of submission of the application. The latter will be for students who are currently Society members and who have not yet received their terminal degree (i.e. currently graduate students). Three finalists for the awards will be chosen based on submitted abstracts for the Annual Meeting and accomplishments to date. The finalists will compete for the awards by giving oral presentations at the Annual Meeting. Finalists will be judged on their oral presentation as well as their ability to answer questions about their work. All finalists will be granted travel awards in addition to award stipends. Funds for these awards are provided by the Society for Leukocyte Biology.
Applications for 2021 will be accepted starting early spring 2021. Due to the virtual nature of the 2021 meeting, the 2021 Presidential award recipients will receive recognition in the form of a certificate and a cash prize. No travel funds will be awarded.