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SYCL Travel Grants

Deadline: Due to COVID-19, the 2020 SYCL Travel Grants have been extended to 2021. There will be no new Travel Grants given in 2021.

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.

*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: sycl@aacc.org 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 sycl@aacc.org or call 800.892.1400 x8701 and 202.835.8701.

2019 SYCL Travel Grant Winners

Adina Badea, PhD
Clinical Chemistry and Toxicology, University of California
San Francisco, CA
Lechuang Chen, PhD
Biological Sciences, Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH
Sheng Feng, PhD
Clinical Chemistry, University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA
Rongrong Huang, PhD
Pathology and Genomic Medicine, Houston Methodist Hospital
Houston, TX
Joyce Liao, PhD
Laboratory of Medicine, University of Washington
Seattle, WA
Penn Muluhngwi, PhD
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Bremansu Osa-Andrews, PhD
Chemistry and Biochemistry, Eastern Illinois University
Charleston, IL
Christina Pierre, PhD
Pathology, University of Virginia
Charlottesville, VA
Cierra Sharp, PhD
Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, University of Louisville
Louisville, KY
Ruhan Wei
Chemistry, Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH