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Student Research Award Program

AACC’s Student Research Awards contest held at the AACC Annual Scientific Meeting is for students and post-doctoral fellows who are presenting authors of accepted abstracts for the Annual Scientific Meeting.

Students' abstracts are judged prior to the meeting, and the individuals who receive 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.

View the 2018 Student Research Award Winners.

Eligibility

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 Meeting.
  • Present the accepted abstract at the student research awards contest held during the AACC Annual 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 "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 Studentposters@aacc.org. Eligible students will be notified by AACC with updates in late May.