Awards and Scholarships

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Michael Kamin Hart Memorial Scholarships (3 total)

The Michael Kamin Hart Memorial Scholarships are awarded to an undergraduate student, Masters student, and PhD student who has demonstrated academic excellence, leadership, and the same enthusiasm for science that was evident in Michael. The recipients, selected each year by the IIDR Executive Committee, receives a monetary award and are invited to present a talk on their research at Trainee Day. All students are required to provide a CV and a one page extended abstract of their research project. Undergraduate applicants also need to include a copy of their transcripts. Students wishing to be considered for this award must apply before Friday, September 23rd, 2022 at 11:59 pm through the unified registration form.

Find out more about Michael Kamin here.

Michael Kiley Scholarship in Antibiotic Resistance

The Michael Kiley Scholarship in Antibiotic Resistance was established in 2017 through the family and friends of the late Michael Kiley – an Ontario man who lost his battle to a drug-resistant superbug in 2011. This year, the Kiley Scholarship will be awarded to a graduate student (either Masters or PhD) associated with the Michael G. DeGroote Institute for Infectious Disease Research who has made a significant contribution to antibiotic research. The selected recipient will receive a monetary award and will be invited to present their research at Trainee Day. 

Students are required to provide a CV and a one-page extended abstract of their research project. Students wishing to be considered for this award must apply before Friday, September 23rd, 2022 at 11:59 pm through the unified registration form. 

Learn more about Michael Kiley here.

The Mildred Gulliver Graduate Scholarship in Infectious Disease Research

Established in 2009 by the estate of Mildred Katleen Hodgson, the Mildred Gulliver Scholarship is awarded to one IIDR graduate student (either Masters or PhD) in recognition of their significant contribution to anti-infective research.

This year,  6 IIDR trainees will be chosen to give oral presentations based on the highest-scored application within the three categories outlined on the talks page. Judges will select the winner of the Mildred Gulliver Graduate Scholarship from the group of trainees presenting talks at this year’s event. Students wishing to present must submit a 250-word project abstract before Friday, September 23rd 2022 at 11:59pm through the unified registration form.

 

Note: no extended abstract and CV is required for this award.

The Mildred Gulliver Postdoctoral Award in Infectious Disease Research

 

Established in 2009 by the estate of Mildred Katleen Hodgson, the Mildred Gulliver Postdoctoral Award is awarded to one Postdoctoral fellow affiliated with the IIDR in recognition of their significant contribution to anti-infective research.

A post-doctoral fellow, selected by the IIDR Executive Committee, will receive a monetary award and be invited to present their research at this year’s IIDR Trainee Research Day. Postdoctoral fellows must  provide a one-page extended abstract of their research and its impact, along with their role in the project. Applicants wishing to be considered for this award must apply before Friday, September 23rd, 2022 at 11:59 pm through the unified registration form

The Gerard Wright Postdoctoral Award in Infection Research

This recently established award is presented to one IIDR Postdoctoral or MD Fellow whose research, published or unpublished, has made a significant contribution to the field of infectious disease research over the past year.

 

The successful candidate, selected by the IIDR Executive Committee, receives a monetary award and is invited to present their research at this year’s IIDR Trainee Research Day. Candidates must provide a one-page extended abstract of their research finding and its impact, along with their role in the project. Applicants wishing to be considered for this award must apply before Friday, September 23rd, 2022 at 11:59 pm through the unified registration form

 

IIDR Awards of Excellence (posters)

The IIDR will present three Awards of Excellence – valued at $500 each – to the Postdoctoral fellow,  PhD student, and Master’s student receiving the best overall score on their poster presentation at this year’s Trainee Day.

 

Students wishing to present a poster must submit a 250-word project abstract before Friday, October 7th, 2022 at 11:59pm through the unified registration form. Abstracts will receive a judging mark this year based on adherence to the guidelines listed on the posters page. 

 

Norgen Biotek Undergraduate Award (posters)

The Norgen Biotek undergraduate award – valued at $500 – will be awarded to the undergraduate student receiving the best overall score on their poster presentation at this year’s Trainee Day.

 

Students wishing to present a poster must submit a 250-word project abstract before Friday, October 7th, 2022 at 11:59pm through the unified registration form. Abstracts will receive a judging mark this year based on adherence to the guidelines listed on the posters page. 

 

Michael Kamin Hart Memorial Award (Staff)

The Michael Kamin Hart Memorial Award is awarded to a technical staff member who has made outstanding contributions in their role during the past year and who has achieved excellence in demonstrating the IIDR’s core competencies and values. The award is presented to a staff member during the IIDR’s annual Trainee Day based on nominations from colleagues.  Nominations for this award are due Friday, September 23rd, 2022 at 11:59 pm through the unified registration form.

Find out more about Michael here.