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Student Travel Grants

AACC’s Student Travel Grant Award is offered to students whose abstracts were ranked in the top abstracts in the preliminary judging phase of the Student Research Award Contest. Winners receive a complimentary registration to the Annual Scientific Meeting. Please note that the $250 contribution towards expenses is not being offered this year due to the 2020 meeting being held virtually.

View the 2019 Student Travel Grant Winners.


To be eligible to compete in the Student Research Awards and the Student Travel Grants, you must:

  • Be an undergraduate or graduate student, college-level trainee, or post-doctoral fellow in clinical chemistry or related field.
  • Be the lead author of an accepted abstract for the upcoming AACC Annual Scientific Meeting.
  • Present the accepted abstract at the student research awards contest held during the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting.

How to Apply

Step 1: Check the box for the "Student Awards Program" when submitting your abstract.
When submitting your abstract, check the appropriate box to be considered for the Student Awards Program (Research Awards and Student Travel Grants). You must check this box to be entered for these awards.

Step 2: Upload a letter from your faculty advisor when submitting your abstract.
When submitting your abstract, in the "Student Award File Attachment" section, attach a letter (on letterhead) from your faculty advisor affirming your student status.
Note: For the Student Research Awards (oral presentations and poster contest), only one abstract will be eligible for consideration.

Questions about the Student Research Awards program may be sent to [email protected]. Eligible students will be notified by AACC with updates in late October.