Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Call for Abstracts: Fifteenth Annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Award in Virology

Posted: 03 Sep 2013 03:27 AM PDT
Call for Abstracts: Fifteenth Annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Award in Virology
Application Deadline: Thursday, September 12, 2013
The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health and the NIH Virology Interest Group announce the Fifteenth Annual Norman P. Salzman Memorial Award in Virology. This award has been established to recognize outstanding research accomplishment by a post-doctoral fellow working in the field of virology at the NIH. The award honors the 40-year career of Dr. Salzman in virology research and his accomplishments in mentoring young scientists. The winning fellow will receive a plaque and an unrestricted gift of $2,500; the mentor of the awardee will receive a plaque.
Eligible candidates are postdoctoral fellows in intramural NIH, CBER, or SAIC laboratories. Candidates must have no more than 6 years of post-doctoral training as of November 7, 2013. The research submitted must have been done under the mentorship of an NIH, CBER, or SAIC scientist, and in an intramural NIH, CBER, or SAIC laboratory. Award selection will be based upon the quality and significance of the applicant's research contribution to the field of virology, with special emphasis on the creativity and the rigor with which the research has been performed. Applications will be judged by a committee of scientists from NIH and other institutions. The work submitted must have been published or accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, with the abstract applicant being first or joint first author on the publication. Applicants who have applied in previous years are encouraged to update their applications and resubmit, if eligible.
The award will be presented at the Fifteenth Annual Norman P. Salzman Virology Symposium, being held on Thursday, November 7, 2013, 8:30 AM-12:30 PM, in the Natcher Conference Center (Building 45) on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD. The recipient will give a 20-minute presentation based on the award-winning abstract. An additional five applicants will be chosen to present their research as posters in the foyer. The symposium also will feature other prominent speakers in the field of virology. A reception will follow.
Fellows should apply by filling out an application form avilable at or from Peter Collins ( Applications that fail to follow the directions and eligibility requirements in the application form will not be considered. The deadline for receipt of applications is 5:00 PM, Thursday, September 12, 2013. Applicants will be notified whether their application has been selected on or about October 7, 2013.
For further information, please contact Peter Collins, NIAID (