Awards and Scholarships

Michael Kamin Hart Memorial Scholarship

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 is invited to present a talk on their research at Trainee Day. 

 

This scholarship is also 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. 

Find out more about Michael 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 infection research. The selected recipient will receive a monetary award and will be invited to present their research at Trainee Day. 

 

Learn more about Michael Kiley here.

The Mildred Gulliver 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) and one Postdoctoral fellow affiliated with the IIDR in recognition of their significant contribution to anti-infective research.

This year,  6 IIDR trainees (3 MSc and 3 PhD) are 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. 

Postdoctoral fellows, 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.

The Gerard Wright Postdoctoral Award in Infection Research

This recently established award is presented to an 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.

IIDR Awards of Excellence

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. Presentations of virtual posters will consist of a prerecorded poster presentation by students, with Q&A sessions hosted during the conference.

 

Students wishing to present a poster must submit a project abstract to iidrtraineeday@gmail.com AND register before Friday, September 18th, 2020 at 11:59pm. Abstracts will receive a judging mark this year based on adherence to the guidelines listed on the Posters page. 

 
 
 
 
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