Student Research Awards
Outstanding research by students and post-doctoral fellows is recognized and rewarded through the Student Research Awards at the AACC Annual Meeting each year. Students' abstracts compete in the Student Poster Contest in which judges evaluate posters on scientific quality, clarity of display, and presentation style. Winners receive cash prizes as follows: first prize $1,000; second prize $300; and two honorable mention prizes at $100 each.
The four students with the top ranked abstracts are invited to compete in the Student Oral Presentation Contest. Judges evaluate the oral presentations on scientific quality as well as the organization and quality of the presentation and accompanying slides. Winners receive cash prizes as follows: first prize $1,000; second prize $300; and two honorable mention prizes at $100 each.
Student Travel Grants
To support students with accepted abstracts for the AACC Annual Meeting, AACC Sponsors Student Travel Grants in which the abstracts are judged on the basis of scientific value/ content, originality/ novelty and quality of writing. The travel grant recipients receive a waiver of the Annual Meeting registration fee, a $250 contribution towards expenses, and a complimentary registration for a Morning Brown Bag Session.