Young Investigator Awards

APPLICATIONS WILL OPEN: October 19, 2019

The TTS Young Investigator Scientific awards are designed to help offset expenses incurred to attend the TTS Congress and are awarded based on the scientific merit of applicants. Therefore, recipients must attend the meeting in order to receive the grant. If an awardee is selected for a scientific award, but does not attend the meeting, the monies of the award will be forfeited.

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR A SCIENTIFIC AWARD, AN INDIVIDUAL MUST:

  1. Submit at least one abstract as a presenting author.
  2. Be a trainee. As such, must be within two (2) years of completion of their training and/or fellowship.
  3. Be a member of TTS in good standing at the time of application for the award.
  4. A supporting letter must be submitted as a part of the travel grant application. This letter must be signed by the applicant's Training Program Director to verify the grant applicant’s status as a young investigator. Authors will not be considered for an award if the required letter is not sent. The grant applicant MUST be the presenting author. No exceptions will be made.
  5. Attend the President’s Plenary and Awards ceremony at the Congress to receive the award.

PROCESS FOR AWARDING THE GRANT:

  1. Awardees will be selected from the pool of eligible applicants based upon the abstract's degree of excellence (top score), as determined by the Scientific Program Committee.
  2. Every effort will be made by TTS to award at least one scientific award to an applicant from each of the six TTS geographic regions. The geographic regions are North America, Europe, Latin America, Asia, Middle East & Africa and Oceania.
  3. The award will be based on the geographical area of the applicant in relation to the location of the meeting, up to a maximum of $2,000 USD per awardee.

Requirements For Receiving The Award:

Awardees are required to submit a short summary of their experience at the Congress (300 words), and include a profile picture that can be used for Section Congress websites and/or Section promotion within two weeks of the completion of the Congress. Funds will not be transferred until the summary and profile picture are received.