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Student Research Awards and Travel Grants

Student Research Awards

At each year's AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo, the association recognizes outstanding research by students and post-doctoral fellows. 

In our Student Poster Contest, judges evaluate students' research abstracts on scientific quality, clarity of display, and presentation style. Winners receive cash prizes as follows: first prize $500; second prize $250; and two honorable mention prizes at $125 each.

At the Student Oral Presentation Contest, four students with the top-ranked research abstracts present their studies before a panel of judges. Competition criteria include scientific quality and organization and quality of the presentation and accompanying slides. Winners receive cash prizes as follows: first prize $1,000; second prize $500; and two honorable mention prizes at $250 each.

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Student Travel Grants

AACC awards Student Travel Grants based on submitted research abstracts judged on scientific value and content, originality and novelty, and quality of writing. Student Travel Grant recipients receive a waiver of the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo registration fee. Please note that the $250 contribution towards expenses is not being offered this year due to the 2020 meeting being held virtually.

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