Travel Stipends

THE APPLICATION DEADLINE HAS PASSED FOR 2023. Award recipients will be notified by mid-March. Please see our main page for general symposium information.

Opportunity for trainees at all stages of their training / education, including medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows.

Highlights for Trainees Attending this Year's Symposium:

Some selected stipend recipients will be invited to present posters, and one trainee invited to present a talk, on their own research aligned with one of the below topics. All abstracts need to be related to infections in the immunocompromised host:

  • Antimicrobial Resistance
  • Antimicrobial Stewardship
  • COVID-19
  • Cytomegalovirus
  • Fungal Disease
  • HHV-6
  • Immunotherapy
  • Influenza, Other Viruses and Immunology
  • Microbiome
  • Respiratory Virus Disease
  • Vaccines

All stipend recipients will be invited to attend a dinner with one or more leading researchers to learn, engage and build new mentor-mentee relationships. Depending on availability, other trainees not awarded stipends will be considered for these dinners on a wait list basis.  

Trainee Travel Stipends and Registration Fee Waivers

The Infectious Disease Sciences Program of Fred Hutch is committed to investing in the future of infectious disease research and patient care. Therefore, we have implemented a program to assist trainees who plan to attend the 4th Symposium on Infectious Diseases in the Immunocompromised Host on April 30 - May 2, 2023 in Seattle, WA USA.

  • Applicants are invited to submit abstract proposals. Abstracts are an optional item to submit with the application. Accepted abstracts will be awarded poster presentations during the lunch time poster sessions. The best single abstract will be awarded a highlight trainee abstract oral presentation. 
  • Qualified trainees can be at any stage of their training / education, including medical students, graduate students, residents and fellows, and must be granted time to attend the symposium.
  • Trainees from racial and ethnic groups traditionally underrepresented in health sciences and persons with disabilities are expecially encouraged to apply.

The travel stipend covers three nights' lodging at a host hotel, round trip economy airfare, registration for the two-day symposium, plus breakfast, lunch and dinner on both days. Additional expenses are the responsibility of the attendee or their institution. Local trainees in the greater Seattle area are also welcome to apply to receive a registration fee waiver, invitation to the mentor-mentee dinners and/or to submit an abstract proposal.

To apply, go to the Travel Stipend Application page and submit the following information:

  • Part A-B of application form
  • Statement of interest in seeking the travel stipend / attending the symposium
  • Curriculum vita
  • Letter of support from faculty mentor or program director
  • Optional abstract proposal related to infections in the immunocompromised host

All items listed above must be received no later than Sunday, March 5th at 11:59 pm PDT/UTC-7.

Infectious Disease Sciences Program

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