Status: The 2014 application process is now CLOSED.Deadline: Application deadline has been extended through February 28, 2014Award Amount: Four awards of $500 each.Notification: Applicants will be notified by March 15, 2014 of the award results.
Applications for the Faces of the Future Symposium Awards, created through an endowment established by Milt and Nancy Schroth, are now being accepted. Four awards are available and will provide funds of $500 each to the selected presenters to help support their travel to the 2014 APS-CPS Joint Meeting in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The 2014 symposium will be entitled “Schroth Faces of the Future: Virology.” The speakers will be asked to present their research in a special session where they will have the opportunity to highlight their current work and speculate on the future directions of their discipline. In addition, the speakers will have the opportunity to submit a mini-review to be published as a fully citable APSnet feature, where they can highlight their philosophy and thinking about the future direction of their discipline.
This symposium is designed to acknowledge the new faces shaping the future of virology. We encourage nominations of scientists in the early stages of their careers (within 10 years of graduation, including post-docs) that are forward thinkers and are perceived to be the future leaders in the field of virology. Speakers must be APS members.
Applications must include:
Applications should be submitted as a single-merged PDF document to Christopher Wallis at firstname.lastname@example.org via e-mail by 5 p.m. (EST) February 15, 2014. Speakers will be chosen by a selection committee composed of prominent virologists and members of the Early Career Professionals Committee.
Funding for this award was generously provided by Milt and Nancy Schroth through the APS Foundation. Milt Schroth is an internationally known expert on bacterial diseases, systematics, and biocontrol who retired from the University of California-Berkeley in 1994.