Awards and Scholarships

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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 are invited to present a talk on their research at Trainee Day. All students are required to provide a CV and a one page overview of their research project. Undergraduate applicants also need to include a copy of their marks. Students whishing to be considered for this award must apply AND register before Friday, August 27th, 2021 at 11:59 pm

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. 

Students are required to provide a CV and a one-page overview of their research project. 

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) 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. 

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 overview of their research and its impact, along with their role in the project. 

 

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. Candidates must  provide a one-page overview of their research finding and its impact, along with their role in the project. 

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. Posters will be virtual and include a 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 17th, 2021 at 11:59pm. Abstracts will receive a judging mark this year based on adherence to the guidelines listed on the Posters page.