The AMP Young Investigator Awards recognize the best abstracts submitted by trainees or early career laboratory scientists who are first authors and who present outstanding basic or applied research in poster format at the AMP Europe 2018. Trainees are defined as students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows. “Early career” is defined as within six years of conferral of a degree or technician certificate.
The mission of the AMP Young Investigator Award is to nurture the next generation of molecular professionals and to encourage junior investigators to ask important original questions, to design sound, controlled experiments with a clear rationale, and to present the results clearly in a poster format. Three AMP Young Investigator Awards will be selected at the AMP Europe 2018. Winners will be recognized at the closing session and receive a stipend.
To qualify for an award, the applicant must be the first author, a trainee or early career technician or laboratorian, and agree to attend the AMP Europe 2018 in order to accept the award personally.
Note that there are also Travel Awards available with special eligibility requirements. See the AMP Europe 2018 website for details at: http://www.amp-europe-congress.com
Abstract and Poster Rules Specific to Award Applicants
In addition to the General Rules for Abstract Submission, the following Rules apply to the AMP Global Young Investigator Award applicants:
- Must be First/Presenting Author on the submitted abstract.
- Must be a trainee or early career laboratory scientist. Trainees are defined as students, residents, and postdoctoral fellows. “Early career” is defined as within six years of conferral of a degree or technician certificate.
- Poster Size Requirement: All posters must be no larger than 4 feet (122cm) high by 6 feet (1.8 meters) wide. AMP reserves the right to remove posters that exceed the size requirement.
- Posters must be attended by the Presenting Author during their assigned time period(s). Please note that award applicants may be required to attend their posters at two time periods, one for the committee judging posters and the other for meeting attendees. Authors will be notified of their assigned time(s) in the abstract acceptance notice, which will be emailed to the Corresponding Author by mid-February 2018. The poster attendance schedule will also be noted in the Preliminary Program at www.amp-europe-congress.com and in the Program Book.
- Must agree to attend the AMP Europe 2018 in order to accept the award personally.
AMP International Membership Grant: Includes choice of complimentary registration to the AMP Europe 2018in Rotterdam, The Netherlands, or the AMP 2018 Annual Meeting in San Antonio, Texas, USA.