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SYCL Travel Grants

Deadline: May 2023

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 up to $2,000 and complimentary registration to the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting & Clinical Lab Expo.

*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

Criteria for the 2023 Travel Grants and Awards will be finalized and updated here soon. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact [email protected]

SYCL members who are also clinical laboratory scientists are strongly encouraged to apply. 
Previous SYCL Domestic Travel Grant winners are not eligible to apply again.

Application Guidelines

Email your application to: [email protected] 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 [email protected] or call 800.892.1400 x8701 and 202.835.8701.

2022 SYCL Travel Grant Winners

Brooke AndrewsBrook Andrews, PhD
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Kentucky College of Medicine
Lexington, KY

Guanmin ChenGuanmin Chen
Chemistry, Cleveland State University College of Sciences and Health Professions
Cleveland, OH

Ibrahim ChoucairIbrahim Choucair, PhD, MSc
Laboratory Medicine, Yale School of Medicine
New Haven, CT

Touhid Islam S.M. Touhidul Islam, PhD
Pathology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Dallas, TX

Yanchun Lin Yanchun Lin
Pathology and Immunology, Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO

Robert Maynard Robert Maynard, PhD
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, NC

Heather Nelson Heather Nelson, PhD
Pathology, University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT

Vishnu Samara Vishnu Samara, PhD
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles
Los Angeles, CA

Diana Sery Diana Sery, MBA, MT(ASCP)
Mount Sinai Hospital of Queens
Brooklyn, NY

Kang Xiong Hang Kang Xiong-Hang, PhD
Laboratory Medicine and Pathology, Hennepin County Medical Center
Minneapolis, MN