INVESTIGATOR AWARDS – ISSFAL 2010
In keeping with the
ISSFAL mission to encourage students and persons early in their
careers to do research in the area of fatty acids and lipids,
ISSFAL 2010 will follow the tradition established many years
ago, and offer awards for new investigators.
To compete for the New Investigator
Awards applicants should meet the following criteria:
Be an ISSFAL member (see
ISSFAL.org.uk for details)
Be a PhD student, or within 5
years of receiving the PhD or equivalent research degree.
Supply an abstract on which
you are the first author and indicate for which track (Lipids
and Health, Biochemistry of Lipids, and Lipids and Nutrition)
you submit this abstract. (Note: the abstract must be
accepted for presentation (oral or poster) to remain
eligible for a New Investigator Award¹)
Supply a signed letter of
support from your supervisor as Pdf¹.
Supply a brief (one page) CV
that clearly indicates the terminal degree¹.
documents in 3-5, applicants full name should be typed in the
upper right hand corner.
All submitted abstracts meeting the
above criteria for the New Investigator Award will be ranked for
scientific quality by an independent jury. 40 (and possibly
more if sponsorship funds are sufficient) New Investigator
Awards will be made at ISSFAL 2010, and will include
complimentary registration, the opportunity to apply for limited
travel support (see below), an invitation to attend the “meet
the Professor” breakfast, and the opportunity to win valuable
prizes for the quality of presentations and posters.
Per track (Lipids and Health,
Biochemistry of Lipids, and Lipids and Nutrition) – and prior to
the meeting – the top 3 ranked abstracts will be identified as
‘NIA winner award candidates’ and these authors will be
requested to prepare both a poster presentation and a 10 minute
oral presentation. These 9 ‘NIA winner award candidates’ will be
rewarded a laptop computer (previously used to equip the
conference internet café during the conference).
The poster presentations of the ‘NIA
winner award candidates’ will be judged by an independent jury
and the best poster presentation per track will be honoured with
a Top New Investigator Award certificate and will be
invited to present his/her work orally in the award session on
Wednesday, June 2, at 13 h.
Send all 3 required documents
before Februari 1st to:
attn: Kim Willems
6200 MD MAASTRICHT
or email all the documents to
email@example.com. Be sure to note the
institution and year you received your PhD or expect to receive
it on the abstract form as well as on your CV. You will be
notified if you have received a complimentary registration or
not by March 15th, 2010.
All New Investigator Awardees will:
registration to ISSFAL 2010
Be invited to attend the
“meet the Professor” breakfast.
Be eligible to apply for
travel support (see procedure outlined below)
Be eligible to receive
additional recognition awards based on the presentation at
the meeting in Maastricht (to be awarded at the close of the
Travel support for New Investigators
ISSFAL will make available travel
support for those scientists who would otherwise not be able to
attend for financial reasons. Applicants for this travel support
should meet the criteria for the New Investigator Award. The
ISSFAL Board of Directors has made available a total sum of U.S.
$ 10.000 for this purpose.
Please provide a letter (<500 words)
in which you explain why you are in need of travel support and
what other possibilities for travel funds you have explored. A
letter of recommendation of the head of the Department/Institute
should accompany this letter. The Organizing Committee will
decide how to distribute the funds and communicate this decision
to you by march 15, 2010. Preference will be given to applicants
from developing nations and defined by the World Bank Criteria.
For more information please contact the organising committee via