SYCL Travel Grants

Applications Due, Friday, March 23, 2018

AACC helps SYCL members in the U.S. and Canada* participate in the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo by awarding SYCL Travel Grants. These need-based grants give preference to applicants who submit oral or written posters for presentation. SYCL Travel Grant winners receive a cash award of $2,000.

The 2018 SYCL Travel Grants were made possible, in part, by donations from Kerry Weinert, Doug Stickle, AACC Rocky Mountain Local Section, AACC Northern California Local Section, Mass Spectrometry and Separation Sciences Division, and individual donations to AACC's access program.

*SYCL members in Canada are eligible for the SYCL Travel Grant during years when the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting is held in conjunction with the Canadian Society for Clinical Chemists.

Applicant Criteria

  1. Must use the funds for domestic travel or travel to the U.S. from Canada only.
  2. Meets the criteria for SYCL membership (under the age of 40 or a student member of AACC).
  3. Demonstrates financial need to attend the annual scientific meeting.
  4. States the impact of the meeting on the applicant's career in laboratory medicine.
  5. List all contributions (abstracts and/or accepted proposals) of the applicant to the annual scientific meeting.

Note: Previous SYCL Domestic Travel Grant winners are not eligible to apply again.

Application Guidelines

Email your application to: with the following items (note the weight of each item):

  1. A letter from the applicant including both a statement of financial need to attend the meeting (weighted 50%).
  2. A description of how the meeting will benefit their career (weighted 30%).
  3. A letter of support from a colleague or mentor describing the applicant's promise or potential impact in the field (weighted 20%).
  4. If applicable, include a copy of a submitted abstract and/or accepted proposal; preference will be given to those presenting at the meeting. Please submit only one abstract and/or accepted proposal for evaluation.
  5. A current Curriculum Vitae.
  6. Contact information: full address, email, phone.


If you have questions about the SYCL Domestic Travel Grant, please email or call 800.892.1400 x8701 and 202.835.8701.

2017 SYCL Travel Grant Winners

aacc sycl image Ashton Brock, PhD
Department of Pathology, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA

aacc sycl image Liyun Cao, PhD
Department of Laboratory Medicine, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center
Houston, TX

aacc sycl image Angela Fung, PhD
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada

aacc sycl image Emily Garnett
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI

aacc sycl imageDorothy Truong, PhD
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathobiology, University of Toronto
Toronto, ON, Canada

aacc sycl image Albert Tsui, PhD
Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB, Canada

aacc sycl imageUvaraj Uddayasankar, PhD
Winnipeg Regional Health Authority, University of Manitoba
Winnipeg, MB, Canada