Awards

AACC offers a number of awards for SYCL members that are supported by the AACC Directed Donations Program, Local Sections and Divisions. Any active SYCL member (AACC members under the age of 40) may apply. Please read each award description to learn more about eligibility requirements.

  • Sponsor: AACC’s Access Program 
    Award: SYCL Travel Grant
    Recognizes: AACC helps SYCL members in the U.S. and Canada participate in the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting with SYCL Domestic Travel Grant awards. These need-based grants also give preference to applicants who submit oral or written posters for presentation. 
    Funding: The award consists of a $2,000 cash award.
    Deadline: March 1


  • Sponsor: AACC’s Access Program
    Award: Student Travel Grants
    Recognizes: AACC encourages student participation in its annual meeting by awarding Student Travel Grants based on the students' accepted abstracts. AACC awards these grants on the basis of the student abstracts with the highest level of scientific value/content, originality/novelty, and quality of writing.
    Funding: The award consists of a waiver of the meeting registration fee, $250 nominal contribution towards expenses, and complimentary registration for a Morning Brown Bag session of choice.
    Deadline: Same as Abstract Submission Deadline


  • Sponsor: AACC's Access Program 
    Award: International Travel Grants 
    Recognizes: International Travel Grants encourage those in underserved areas of the international clinical laboratory community to attend the AACC Annual Meeting and foster relationships between scientists of other countries and those in the United States.
    Funding: The award consists of a $1,000 to $2,500 travel award and free Annual Meeting registration.
    Deadline: December 31


  • Sponsor: AACC’s Access Program
    Award: Student Research Awards
    Recognizes: AACC holds a research awards contest at the AACC Annual Meeting for students and post-doctoral fellows who are presenting authors of accepted abstracts. Prior to the Annual Meeting, the students' abstracts are judged, and the four individuals with the top four 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. The remaining students compete in the Student Poster Contest in which judges evaluate each poster on scientific quality, clarity of display, and presentation style. 
    Funding: Oral presentation awards consist of the following cash awards: first prize $1,000; second prize $500; and two honorable mention prizes at $400 each. Poster presentation awards consist of the following cash awards: first prize first prize $300; second prize $200; and two honorable mention prizes at $100 each.
    Deadline: Same as Abstract Submission Deadline


  • Award: Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator
    Recognizes: This award recognizes and encourages the professional development of a young investigator who has demonstrated exceptional scientific achievements early in his or her career. It is given based on the degree of originality exhibited in the individual's creative process and the significance of the research conducted. It is conferred upon an individual who has the potential to be an outstanding investigator of the future.
    Funding: The award consists of a plaque and a $1,000 cash award.
    Deadline: December 31


  • Sponsor: NACB 
    Award: George Grannis Award for Excellence in Research and Scientific Publication
    Recognizes: All current and past students in undergraduate, graduate, or postdoctoral clinical chemistry training programs who were enrolled sometime during the three-year period prior to the year of the award will be considered candidates for this award. The student must have published a paper indexed in Index Medicus during this same time period. Names of students from ComACC-accredited programs may be submitted by the program director. Names of students from non-ComACC-accredited programs may be submitted by their mentors. ComACC will make nominations to the NACB Awards Committee based on a review of published papers. The NACB Awards Committee will select the awardee based on the most outstanding published scientific paper.
    Funding: This award consists of a plaque and a honorarium.
    Deadline: December 1


  • Sponsor: Animal Clinical Division
    Award: DACC Travel Award
    Recognizes: The AACC Division of Animal Clinical Chemistry (DACC) Executive and Award Committees have established a Travel Award in recognition of outstanding research in the area of animal clinical laboratory medicine for an abstract accepted and poster presented at the AACC annual meeting. The DACC Travel Award is for the presenter of the best abstract & poster presented by DACC members, associates or trainees (in academia or industry) in multispecies clinical pathology, in the area of Animal Clinical Laboratory Medicine that has been accepted and presented at the AACC Annual Meeting. Up to two posters & abstracts may be selected each year for this award based on merit and recommendation of the Abstract Review Committee.
    Funding: This award consists of a certificate of merit, $500 cash award and travel reimbursement up to $1000
    Deadline: April 15

  • Sponsor: Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division
    Award: Best Annual Meeting Abstract Award
    Recognizes: Given in recognition of outstanding research in the areas of critical and point of care testing for abstract submitted and poster presented at the AACC annual meeting. Abstracts are selected by the CPOCT Awards Committee from the accepted abstracts submitted to the AACC Annual Meeting Organizing Committee.
    Funding: This award consists of a $500 Cash Award
    Deadline: Self-nomination during Annual Meeting abstract submission

  • Sponsor: Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division
    Award: Best International Symposium Award
    Recognizes: Givenin recognition of outstanding research in the areas of critical and point ofacre testing for abstract submitted and poster presented at the CPOCT internationalsymposium. Abstracts selected by the CPOCT Awards Committee from those acceptedabstracts submitted to the Scientific Committee of the CPOCT International Symposium.
    Funding: This award consists of a $500 Cash Award

  • Sponsor: Critical and Point-of-Care Testing Division
    Award: Critical and Point-Of Care Testing Research
    Recognizes: The AACC’s Access Program Point-of-Care Testing Research Grant, supported by the Critical and Point-of-Care Testing (POCT) Division, is to study poct outcomes. This grant is targeted to clinical laboratorians who need limited research funds to explore new ideas in areas where funds are not normally available.
    Funding: This award consists of a $5,000 Cash grant
    Deadline: March 15

  • Sponsor: Industry Division
    Award: Best Abstract of Interest to the Industry Division
    Recognizes: This award is given to acknowledge work that makes a significant contribution to the IVD Industry in one of the following areas: management, regulatory or improved patient care through a new or improved medical device (i.e. diagnostic method, reagent system, or other).  The abstract should be of interest to a significant portion of the IVD Industry.
    Funding: This award consists of a $750 Cash Award
    Deadline: Self-nomination during Annual Meeintg Abstract submission

  • Sponsor: Lipoproteins & Vascular Diseases Division
    Award: Poster Award
    Recognizes: Recognize high-quality posters on lipids and vascular diseases presented at the AACC Annual Meeting.
    Funding: This award consists of an acknowledgement in Division newsletter.
    Deadline: Self-nomination during Annual Meeintg Abstract submission

  • Sponsor: Molecular Pathology Division
    Award: Young Investigator Award for Outstanding Research in Molecular Pathology or Pharmacogenomics
    Recognizes: Awarded for best abstract in molecular pathology or pharmacogenomics, presenting author must be 39 years of age or younger.
    Funding: This award consists of a $1500 award
    Deadline: Self-nomination during Annual Meeintg Abstract submission

  • Sponsor: TDM/Toxicology Division
    Award: The Young Investigator's Award
    Recognizes: The TDM/T Division of the AACC sponsors an annual award designed to recognize young persons actively engaged in the laboratory practice of therapeutic drug monitoring or toxicology and contributing to the profession through research, publication, or teaching in these fields.   The nominee must be a member of the TDM/T Division and must be 40 years of age or less, OR in the first ten years of their career after training (defined as completion of highest degree attained at time of application or completion of related fellowship).
    Funding: The award will consist of a plaque and a $1,000 cash award.
    Deadline: June 1

  • Sponsor: Chicago Section
    Award: Lemuel J. Bowie Young Clinical Chemist Award
    Recognizes: A young investigator making significant contributions to the field.  Must have publications about work.
    Funding: $250 and an engraved plaque
    Deadline: Announced via e-mail to Chicago section members 

  • Sponsor: Chicago Section
    Award: Annual Meeting Educational Award
    Recognizes: A travel grant awarded to a Chicago Section AACC member attending the AACC Annual Meeting.
    Funding: $500
    Deadline: Announced via e-mail to Chicago section members

  • Sponsor: Midwest Section 
    Award: Richard Marshall Education Award
    Recognizes: Clinical Chemistry students, including medical technology, graduate, and postdoctoral fellows from Midwest Section states or provinces who are presenting poster abstracts at the annual meeting.
    Deadline: May 15

  • Sponsor: Midwest Section
    Award: Travel Award
    Recognizes: Travel awards are available for any member of the Midwest Section to who is in need of funds to attend the annual meeting
    Deadline: May 15

  • Sponsor: New York Upstate Section
    Award: Max E. Chilcote Young Investigator Award
    Recognizes: Best paper presented at Spring Meeting a Section member under 36 years of age
    Funding: The award will consist of a $250 cash award
    Deadline: 2 months prior to Spring Meeting (date varies, check section web page)

  • Sponsor: SYCL
    Award: SYCL Service Award
    Recognizes: Recognizes a SYCL member who has demonstrated exceptional contributions to the field of clinical chemistry through service to the AACC. 
    Funding: The award recipient will be recognized and given an honorary plaque at the SYCL Reception at the annual AACC meeting.
    Deadline: April 15