2021 Early Career Investigator Award
Presented at the 2021 ISBRA/RSA Conference, June 19-23, 2021, San Antonio, TX, USA

The Award includes a monetary award and memento, which will be presented at the 2021 ISBRA Early Career Investigator Award Symposium during the 2021 ISBRA/RSA Conference, June 19-23, 2021, in San Antonio, Texas, USA. In addition, award recipients will be acknowledged at the ISBRA/RSA Conference Closing Ceremony.

Historically, recipients of the ISBRA Early Career Investigator Award are required to attend the conference due to the in-person presentations. However, we realize the 2021 Conference is unique due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Thus, in light of this reality, we encourage you to apply for the ISBRA Early Career Investigator Award with the awareness that the conference format (a hybrid-meeting format or a fully virtual meeting format) will depend on how the COVID-19 pandemic develops this coming spring. If travel restrictions are in effect at that time and you receive this award you will still receive the ISBRA 2021 Early Career Investigator Award including the monetary award and memento.

Applicants must be an ISBRA member. If you are not currently an ISBRA member, your membership application (https://www.isbra.com/membership/) must be received by January 2, 2021. Awards will be limited to early career investigators (either PhD or MD students or young post-docs/physicians) (see application details below). All awardees will give a brief oral presentation at the ISBRA Early Career Investigator Award Symposium. Award recipients will be notified by March 1, 2021.


Application Process

The ISBRA Early Career Investigator Award application for ISBRA members will include the following:

  1. A copy of your original 1- page abstract – as submitted for your poster or oral presentation at the joint meeting. Presentations at the 2021 Conference, Early Career Investigator Award Symposium will be approximately 10 - 15 minute talks and 5 minutes of questions and answers.
  2. An expanded version of your abstract – 6000 character (w/spaces) limit – and 2000 character (w/spaces) limit for references.
  3. A current Curriculum Vitae.
  4. A letter from your mentor verifying that at the time of the meeting in June, you are a current graduate student, or you will be less than 5 years post terminal degree (e.g. Ph.D., M.D., MSW, etc.)
  5. To start your submission, first complete the Google reCAPTCHA below (i.e. click the 'I am not a robot' checkbox).
  6. After successfully completing the reCAPTCHA, the 'Submit Application' button will become active. Click this button to proceed to the next step.
  7. Select which files to upload, and provide your name and email address. This information will allow us to track your submission, and follow-up if necessary.

The deadline for all applications for the 2021 award is Saturday, February 1, 2021.

If you have any questions, please email isbra@isbra.com