Travel Stipends

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.  

Submit Your Application for a Travel Stipend - Deadline EXTENDED to Monday, February 6th at 11:59 pm PDT

Trainee Travel Stipend

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 travel stipend program to assist trainees who plan to attend the 4th Symposium on Infectious Diseases in the Immunocompromised Host on May 1 - 2, 2023 in Seattle, WA USA.

There are two options for applying for a travel stipend. Trainees may choose either to submit an abstract proposal along with 1 letter of recommendation or they may opt to not submit an abstract and instead provide 3 letters of recommendation. A limited number of travel stipends are available to trainees interested in attending the Symposium. 

  • Applicants are invited to submit abstract proposals. 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.

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(s) 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 Monday, February 6th at 11:59 pm PDT/UTC-7.

Infectious Disease Sciences Program

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