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Early Career Scientist Travel Award, CTVD Annual Meeting
The CTVD annual meeting will be held at the Gates Foundation in Seattle, WA June 16-18, 2020 (the main conference will convene June 17 and 18, with our research community members meeting on June 16). 

The CTVD will offer travel awards to 30 early-career scientists (PhD students, postdocs and junior faculty) from a CTVD member institution to attend the 6th CTVD Annual meeting. We will choose the 30 early-career investigators to attend this conference, and present a poster, based on scientific quality of their application (original, unpublished work of the early-career scientist, in an area relevant to TB vaccine discovery and development, described in an abstract); we regret that 30 is the maximum number of early-career investigators we can accommodate. The top six applicants will be invited to give an oral presentation at the CTVD annual meeting on June 18, in addition to presenting their poster. 

Additionally, poster presenters will be invited to attend a one-day science communication workshop sponsored by BMGF and led by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science (details will be forthcoming once awards are announced).

​Abstracts must be submitted in English and should include a title, authors, affiliations and a narrative that is not longer than 250 words. Awardees will have their travel and accommodations covered to attend the 6th CTVD Annual meeting in Seattle. Abstracts must be submitted by March 2, 2020. Applications will be reviewed by the CTVD management team, and awardees will be informed by mid-March, 2020.

Early Career Scientist Eligibility, CTVD Annual Meeting

1. The competition is open to PhD students, postdocs and early-career investigators currently enrolled in a degree program or part of a CTVD member institution. Eligible candidates have obtained their PhD in the last 6 years or less.

​2. There is no cap to the number of entries submitted from a CTVD member institution.

3. Entries previously presented in a professional society meeting is allowed as long as it has not been published. Please disclose both the venue, and the date of the presentation at the time of their submission.


Questions? Contact Ksenia Koon at CTVD Program Manager.​​​​​​​​