CSCTR & MWAFMR annually offer monetary awards for abstract submissions. The awards recognize outstanding scientific achievement in basic or applied sciences.  Additionally, CSCTR offers a number of travel awards to junior faculty. You must indicate the specific award you are applying for when submitting your abstract(s). One award per recipient (if you qualify for more than one award, you will receive the award with the highest value). 
Award Notifications: Tuesday, February 5, 2019

Note: Most awards require additional supporting materials (e.g., letters of nomination, curriculum vitae). Read all award criteria carefully.

Outstanding Young Investigator Award

CSCTR will award $2,000 plus travel to Chicago and lodging at the Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile Suites, to the individual who qualifies as the 2019 Outstanding Young Investigator. The Outstanding Young Investigator will be selected from abstracts submitted for the Midwest Clinical & Translational Research Meeting. Abstracts will be reviewed based on independent review and determination of outstanding scientific achievement in the basic or applied sciences.

  • Candidate is required to submit a signed "letter of nomination" from his/her department chairperson referencing the CSCTR Award(s).
  • Current curriculum vitae.
  • Candidate must be available for presentation of his/her abstract on April 4 & April 5, 2019.

AFMR Henry Christian Award

This award was established in 1990 to honor the founder of AFMR, Dr. Henry Christian.  For 2019, two (2) awards will be given to the presenters (or first authors) of the two top-rated abstracts submitted to the Midwest Clinical & Translational Research Meeting in Chicago.  The recipients will receive a Certificate of Excellence and a $250 honorarium at the Meeting.

  • To be considered for an AFMR Henry Christian Award, check the appropriate box on the abstract or informative case report submission form.
  • Candidate must be physician who is post-MD training, including resident, clinical fellow, physician pursuing PhD or other graduate degree, or a post-doctoral fellow. 
  • Applicant must be an AFMR member in good standing.

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K Award

Several grants for $1,000 each will be made available to current K08, K23, and K30 awardees who submit an abstract that is accepted for poster presentation.

  • To qualify for this award, the applicant must submit proof of their K Award status.
  • If the abstract is accepted, the awardee must attend the Opening Session on Thursday, April 4, 2019 to accept his/her award and must attend the duration of the Midwest Clinical & Translational Research Meeting to present his/her research.

Oral Abstract

The Midwest Clinical & Translational Research Meeting committee will select several of the highest ranking abstracts from all submitted to provide an oral presentation and display his/her poster. The presenters will each receive a $500 honorarium.  All abstracts will be considered for the Oral Abstract Session.

  • If you DO NOT want to be considered for an oral presentation, you must decline on the abstract submission form. All Oral Abstract winners are required to be present for the entire meeting.

Trainee Travel Award

CSCTR & MWAFMR sponsor a number of travel awards for trainees (student, resident, or fellow) and junior faculty selected to present a poster or abstract at the Midwest Clinical & Translational Research Meeting.  The award is a subsidy to individuals to aid in offsetting travel, accommodations, abstract or informative case report submission fees. Awards for trainees for the Chicago and the surrounding area will be $300. Those traveling to Chicago from outside the Illinois border are eligible for a $600 award.

  • To receive this award, the abstract or informative case report of trainee or junior faculty must have been accepted for presentation at the Midwest Clinical & Translational Research Meeting AND the first author of the accepted abstract or informative case report must be three years or less from completion of their fellowship.
  • The trainee or junior faculty must be the presenter and first author of the submitted abstract or informative case report.
  • The author must submit a signed letter of recommendation referencing the Travel award when s/he submits the abstract or informative case report.
  • The trainee or junior faculty must attend the conference and present his/her research.

Early Career Development Award

To be eligible:

  • ECDA applicants must hold an MD, DO, MD/PhD, or PhD.
  • PhD applicants must be conducting translational research within a clinical department or hold an appointment in clinical department.
  • Applications from candidates with a current K Award or equivalent (e.g., VA Career Development Award, American Heart Association SDG Award) are strongly encouraged to apply
  • Priority is given to candidates associated with institutions from the Central region of the United States.

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AFMR Junior Physician-Investigator Award

This award was created to honor young AFMR investigators whose research project complement an overall program of research, teaching, and clinical medicine. Candidate must have submitted an abstract to one of the AFMR Regional Meetings.

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