December 31, 2015
The ISAR Board is pleased to announce that the Chu Family Foundation (CFF) Award Committee is now accepting applications for its 2016 CFF Scholarship for Women Scientists.
ISAR CFF Scholarship for Women Scientists will support the professional development of women with potential for significant contribution in the field of Antiviral Research by providing funds to attend a conference, visit another laboratory, take a course, or acquire specialized training.
Up to five awards will be given annually to advance the careers of women with potential for significant contribution in the field of Antiviral Research. Each award will consist of a $1500 stipend, a 2-year ISAR membership and a commemorative certificate. The stipend must be used within a year of its award.
To be eligible to apply for this program, a woman scientist must currently be an undergraduate or graduate student or hold a doctoral degree and have no more than five years of cumulative postdoctoral experience and be working in the field of Antiviral Research. The criteria for selection includes, but is not limited to, the level of interest in Antiviral Research, ability to do independent scientific work, potential for high level of scientific endeavor in Antiviral Research, extent of scientific accomplishments and degree of scientific leadership skills. Candidates must currently be performing undergraduate, graduate or postdoctoral work in Antiviral Research. Graduate students and postdoctoral candidates must be a member of ISAR. A letter of support must be provided by a nominator, who may be the candidate’s research project director, Department Chair, or Center Director.
CFF Scholarship for Women Scientists Application Process
All grant applications must be submitted electronically through this site between Sept 30th 2015 and December 31st, 2015. Once submitted, nomination materials become the property of the Selection Committee and will not be returned.
Winners will be selected by the CFF Award Committee by March 1st 2016 and will be informed of their status by email. Winners will receive their award by mail or at the next Annual ICAR meeting.
Each candidate must submit:
A Candidate Statement that describes her academic accomplishments and career goals. The candidate should include an explanation of how the planned use of the award (meeting, course, lab visit, etc.) will help her career. The length of the Statement may not exceed 2 pages, 1.5-spaced.
A Curriculum Vitae of any length.
A letter of support from the candidate’s research project director, Department Chair, or Center Director. Supporters should describe how the planned use of the award (meeting, course, lab visit, etc.) will benefit the candidate's scientific and career development.
Any candidate who wishes to use the award money to visit another scientist's laboratory must submit a letter from the head of the laboratory indicating that the proposed visit is permissible.
Any candidate who wishes to use the award money to attend a meeting or course must provide a detailed description of the conference/course including the date, location, and other pertinent details, including a link to online information.
Candidates may apply more than one time but women who have previously won the award are not eligible for a second award.
In general, the career development activity should not be one for which the applicant's advisor is already funded.
After completion of the conference, course, etc., the recipient must provide a brief report on the work that was supported by the award.
Please fill this form to submit your nomination to the CFF Scholarship for Women Scientists. For questions please contact us with the word Chu Family Foundation Scholarship in the subject title.
Nomination Deadline: December 31, 2015