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International Society for antiviral research

ISAR presents the following awards and opportunities as listed below


The ISAR membership is invited to submit nominations and applications until December 17, 2018. 

In addition to the name, nominations should include a paragraph substantiating the nomination. The Committee will consider these nominations and will submit nominations themselves. The list will then be narrowed down by the Committee to two to three finalists and the Committee will then select the awardee from that list. The name of the Awardees will be submitted to the Chair of the Program Committee in time for the placement in a prominent position in the Annual Program. The name will also be submitted to the President of the ISAR for his/her letter notifying the recipient of the Award and also notifying the award sponsor of the selection.


Gertrude Elion Memorial Award 

For 2018, the Burroughs Wellcome Fund is supporting the annual Gertrude Elion Memorial Award by committing $10,000 to ISAR. The award will be conferred at the time of the lecture at the annual conference of the Society. The funds will be used for minimal administrative fees, travel and per diem for the awardee, and the award will be in the amount of $7,500 (the award will be constant, expenses for travel and per diem will vary depending on where the awardee is coming from). The remainder will be kept in escrow for future Elion awards.

The Awards Committee of the ISAR will select the recipient. The award will be given to an outstanding scientist, not necessarily in the field of antiviral research but certainly someone who has made considerable contributions to the scientific field directly or peripheral to it. It should be a senior scientist (basic or clinical) of international stature. If the nominee had some ties to Dr. Elion, this would be considered in a favorable light. The main selection criterion will be scientific prominence. In addition to scientific preeminence, the recipient should have some of the characteristics typical of "Trudy" -- a genuine love of science, not only admired but also respected, a reputation for scientific integrity and approachability, especially to young scientists. The awardee will be asked to give a 45-minute lecture at the annual meeting.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Nomination for the award must be made by a member in good standing of the International Society for Antiviral Research.
  2. The nominee must be:
    • A senior basic or clinical scientist of international stature.
    • An outstanding contributor to the field of antiviral research or someone who has made considerable tangential contributions that positively affected or advanced antiviral research.
  3. The nomination must include a letter of recommendation, by the person making the nomination, outlining accomplishments and the curriculum vitae of the candidate.
  4. The letter must include detailed reasons for the nomination and describe attributes and qualifications possessed by the nominee in order of priority as follows:
    • Career-long scientific prominence in antiviral research evidenced by funded research programs, corporate leadership, publications, presentations, etc.
    • Service to the field of antiviral research such as serving on study sections, editorial boards, and in leadership of professional societies.
    • In addition to scientific preeminence, the recipient should have some of the qualities typical of "Trudy" -- a genuine love of science, admired and respected, a reputation for scientific integrity, and approachability -especially to young investigators.
    • Personal ties to Dr. Elion would be considered positive but not necessary.

The nominations will be received by the Chairman of the ISAR Awards Committee and reviewed by the Awards Committee, who will make the selection. The President of the Society will notify the awardee, as well as the sponsor, of the selection.

The awardee will be invited to make a presentation at the next International Conference on Antiviral Research, where the award will be presented.

ELION AWARD - NOMINATE

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2018 Elion Award Recipient


Prof. Paul Griffiths


Past Elion Award Recipients

2000 Michael Rossmann
2001 Leroy B. Townsend
2002 Antonin Holy
2003 John C. Martin
2004 Richard J. Whitley
2005 Erik De Clercq
2006 Robert Sidwell
2007 Frederick Hayden
2008 Jan Balzarini
2009 Karen Biron
2010 Bo Oberg
2011 Earl Kern
2012 Karl Hostetler
2013 Masanori Baba 
2014 John Drach
2015 Philip Furman 
2016 Douglas Richman
2017 Michael J. Sofia

William Prusoff Young Investigator Award

Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS) has endowed the William Prusoff Young Investigator Award, which will be awarded annually by the International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR). The award will be conferred at the time of the lecture at the annual conference of the Society. The income from the endowment will be used for minimal administrative fees, travel, per diem, a plaque and a cash award for the awardee. The remaining funds will stay in the endowment account for future awards.

ISAR is delighted to honor one of the most talented and beloved members of the Society, Bill Prusoff who has been a loyal member of the Society since its inception. His contributions to the development of antivirals, which have succeeded to clinical use, are legendary; his dedication to mentoring young scientists makes this award in his name truly appropriate.

The Awards Committee will select the recipient. The award will be given to an outstanding young scientist (not older than 45 years of age) who has demonstrated dedication and excellence in the field of antiviral research (basic or clinical, synthetic or pharmacological) and future potential for contribution to the field and the society. The award is intended to encourage young investigators in the field and by definition should not be a fully developed scientist.

Eligibility Criteria 

  1. Nomination for the award must be made by a member on good standing of the International Society for Antiviral Research.
  2. The nominee must be not older than 45 years of age on January 1 of the year in which the award will be made.
  3. The nomination must include a letter of recommendation, by the person making the nomination, outlining accomplishments and the curriculum vitae of the candidate.
  4. Peer recognition and productivity in the area of antiviral research evidenced by:
    • Number and quality of peer reviewed publications.
    • Number and quality of presentations at national/international meetings.
    • Amount of responsibility (academic and/or industry).
  5. Nominee should have potential for contribution to antiviral research and the Society.
  6. Other criteria, which may be considered, include service to the antiviral research community evidenced by:

The nominations will be received by the Chairman of the ISAR Awards Committee and reviewed by the Committee, who will make the selection. The President of the Society will notify the awardee. as well as the sponsor, of the selection.

The awardee will be invited to make a presentation at the next International Conference on Antiviral Research, where the award will be presented.

PRUSOFF AWARD - NOMINATE

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2018 Prusoff Award Recipient


Dr. Ester Ballana

Past Prusoff Award Recipients

2001 Chris McGuigan
2002 Ralf Bartenschlager
2003 Johan Neyts
2004 Fabien Zoulim
2005 Arianna Loregian
2006 Tomas Cihlar
2007 Chris Meier
2008 Bruno Canard
2009 Mark Prichard
2010 Jose Este
2011 Brian Gowen
2012 William Delaney
2013 Andrea Brancale
2014 Adrian Ray
2015 Erica Ollman Saphire
2016 Jerome Deval
2017 Maaike Everts

Antonín Holý Memorial Award

Gilead has established sponsorship for the annual Antonin Holy Memorial Award by committing annual funding of $7,500 to the International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR). The nominee must be a senior scientist of international stature who has made innovative contributions that have had a major impact on antiviral drug discovery and/or development who has demonstrated career-long scientific prominence in medicinal chemistry evidenced by funded research, corporate and/or academic leadership, patents, publications, and presentations. The nominee must have demonstrated service to the field of medicinal chemistry and antiviral research through participation in study sections, membership in editorial boards, and leadership in professional societies. The award will be conferred at the time of the lecture at the annual conference of the Society. The funds will be used for minimal administrative fees, travel and per diem for the awardee, and the award will be in the amount of $5,000 (the award will be constant, expenses for travel and per diem will vary depending on where the awardee is coming from).

 Eligibility Criteria

  1. Nomination for the award must be made by a member in good standing in the International Society for Antiviral Research.
  2. The nominee must be:
    • A senior chemist of international stature.
    • An outstanding contributor to the field of medicinal chemistry who has made significant contributions that directly or tangentially advanced antiviral drug discovery.
  3. The individual submitting the nomination must include a letter of recommendation outlining the accomplishments and career highlights of the nominee and describing his or her impact on the field of medicinal chemistry. The letter should include specific examples of accomplishments and reasons for the nomination and describe attributes and qualifications possessed by the nominee in order of priority as follows:
    • Career-long scientific prominence in medicinal chemistry and antiviral research evidenced by funded research programs, corporate leadership, patents, publications, presentations, etc.
    • Service to the field of medicinal chemistry and antiviral research such as participation in study sections, membership on editorial boards, and leadership in professional societies.

The nominations will be received annually by the Chairman of the ISAR Awards Committee and reviewed by that Committee, which will make the selection. The President of the Society will notify the awardee, as well as the sponsor, of the selection.

The awardee will be required to make a presentation at the next International Conference on Antiviral Research, where the award will be presented.

HOLY AWARD - NOMINATE

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2018 Holy Award Recipient


Prof. Chris Meier

Past Holy Award Recipients

2014 Piet Herdewijn
2015 Dennis Liotta
2016 Robert Vince
2017 C.K. (David) Chu

Women in Science Speaker Award

The International Society for Antiviral Research will issue an Award of Excellence to a woman scientist who has made outstanding contributions to the field of antiviral research.  The award will be conferred at the time of the ICAR meeting. The award will be in the amount of $5,000 ($3,000 will be provided to the awardee and the remainder will be used for travel and per diem expenses).  The WIS Committee will receive nominations from ISAR members or nominate five female candidate speakers for consideration to participate in a symposium as established by the ICAR Program Committee at the next annual ICAR meeting.  The WIS Committee will rank the nominated candidates based on scientific prominence and leadership in their respective scientific area. The WIS Committee will select the WIS Speaker Awardee and an invitation from the WIS Chair to present their research at ICAR will be provided to the awardee.

Eligibility Criteria (WIS Speaker Award)

  1. Nomination for the award must be made by a member of the WIS Committee or by a member in good standing of the International Society for Antiviral Research.
  2. The nominee must be a woman scientist who has made significant contributions to Antiviral Research and is recognized in her field for high impact science.
  3. Peer recognition and productivity will be determined by the number and quality of publications and presentations at national/international meetings.
  4. If the nominee has shown leadership in mentoring young women scientists, this will be considered as favorable but will not be required for eligibility. 

The awardee will be invited to participate at the next ICAR meeting, where the award will be presented by the WIS Committee Chair.

WIS AWARD - NOMINATE

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2018 WIS Speaker Award Recipient


Dr. Desiree LaBeaud

Past WIS Speaker Award Recipient

2017 Priscilla Yang

The Chu Family Foundation Scholarships for Early Career Women in Science

Purpose

The Chu Family Scholarships were initiated by The Chu Family Foundation (TCFF) and ISAR to support the professional development of early career level women with the potential for significant contribution in the field of antiviral research by providing funds to attend a specialized workshop, visit/work in another laboratory to obtain new skills, take a course, or acquire specialized training.

Award

Up to three awards will be given biannually to advance the careers of early career level women with potential for significant contributions in the field of basic, applied, and clinical aspects of antiviral research and antiviral drug development. Each award will consist of a $3,000 stipend, a 2-year ISAR membership and a commemorative plaque. The stipend must be used within a year of its award and the winners must present their research at the next International Conference for Antiviral Research (ICAR). As a result, the award should be used for both the proposed external training and attending the ICAR. However, if the total cost exceeds the $3,000 limit, applicants are still eligible to apply for the ICAR travel award funds. The funds are not meant, however, just to attend ICAR.

Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for the TCFF award, the early career level woman scientist must currently be either a (i) graduate student or (ii) hold a doctoral degree and have no more than four years of cumulative postdoctoral experience. The applicant must currently be doing graduate or postdoctoral research in the general field of antiviral research – this includes virology, chemistry, molecular biology or another virally-related focus. The criteria for selection includes, but is not limited to, the level of interest in antiviral research, the ability to do independent scientific work, the potential for a high level of scientific endeavor in antiviral research, as well as the extent of scientific accomplishments and scientific leadership/mentoring skills. Graduate students and postdoctoral candidates must be members of ISAR. A letter of support must be provided by a nominator, who may be the candidate’s research project director, Department Chair, or Center Director. Click here for information in how to become an ISAR member.

2019 TCFF Application Process

All grant applications must be submitted electronically by December 17, 2018. Once submitted, nomination materials become the property of the Selection Committee and will not be returned. Winners will be selected by the TCFF Selection Committee by February 1, 2019 and will be informed of their status by email. The winners must present their research at the next ICAR meeting. (Note: Winners are still eligible to receive ICAR travel merit and assistance awards to attend ICAR).

Each candidate must submit:

A Candidate Statement that describes her academic accomplishments and future career goals. The candidate should include an explanation of how the planned use of the award (workshop, training, specialized course, external lab visit, etc.) will help her career. The length of the Statement may not exceed 2 pages, single spaced. A Curriculum Vitae of any length.

A letter of support from the candidate’s research project director, Department Chair, or Center Director. Recommenders should describe how the planned use of the award (meeting, course, lab visit, etc.) will benefit the candidate's scientific and career development.
Any candidate who wishes to use the award money to visit another scientist's laboratory must also submit a letter from the head of the laboratory indicating that the proposed visit is permissible.
Any candidate who wishes to use the award money to attend a specialized course or workshop or course must provide a detailed description of the conference/course including the date, location, and other pertinent details, including a link to online information.

Additional Information

Candidates may apply more than one time but women who have previously won the award are not eligible for a second award. In addition, any candidate that has won a TCFF Scholarship from the International Society of Nucleosides, Nucleotides and Nucleic Acids (IS3NA) is ineligible to apply. In general, the career development activity should not be one for which the applicant's advisor is already funded. After completion of the training or course, etc., the recipient must provide a brief report of the work that was supported by the award to ISAR. This report will then be sent to The Chu Family Foundation.

The nominations link will be available starting October 19, 2017. For questions please contact the TCFF Chair, Professor Katherine Seley- Radtke, with the words The Chu Family Foundation Scholarship in the subject title.

TCFF SCHOLARSHIP SUBMISSION

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ISAR Award for Outstanding Contributions to the Society

The success of the International Society for Antiviral Research is due to the hard work and devotion of many individuals. However, occasionally an individual stands out as a key factor in the Societies success. Earl Kern is the first recipient of this award which was enacted in 2004. This award is dedicated to one who has made significant contributions consistently over many years (at least 10 years) that are considered to have been essential to the continuing success of the Society and its annual Conference. This rare award is conferred by the ISAR Board upon considerable reflection of the individual’s extensive contributions. These contributions could include, but are not limited to: administrative efforts, efforts considered essential to the success of the Society and its Conference, fund raising activities, membership on committees, recruitment of members, an ambassador and promoter of the society at multiple venues, promotion and/or presentation of the highest quality science at society meeting, promotion of the effective integration of industry and academic society members, etc.

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Outstanding Contributions Award Recipients

Earl R. Kern Presented in 2004
George Galasso Presented in 2007
Erik De Clercq Presented in 2012

ISAR Award of Excellence

From time to time the International Society for Antiviral Research will issue the prestigious Award of Excellence to individuals who have made truly outstanding contributions to the field of antiviral research. The Board of Directors in conjunction with the Awards Committee makes the selection. Past recipients have been: Erik DeClercq, Gertrude Elion, William Prusoff, and Richard J. Whitley.

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Conference Poster Awards

The International Society for Antiviral Research presents awards for excellence in scientific poster presentations at the annual Conference. The awards will be presented to recognize young investigators for their outstanding contributions to antiviral research. Awards will be based on criteria including scientific excellence, innovative research methodology, clarity and organization of presentation materials, and competence of the investigator in responding to the poster audience. Award recipients will be chosen by the Poster Award Subcommittee, a panel of ISAR members; with first and second prize awards presented for each of the following categories:

Category 1: Graduate students (Pre-Ph.D or equivalent degree)
Category 2: Post-doctoral (to 5 years post Ph.D. or equivalent degree.)
Category 3: Young investigator (junior faculty member or the equivalent)

Participants in the awards competition will identify the appropriate category on the poster board during the poster presentation. Abstracts chosen for oral presentations will be eligible for an award if a poster is also submitted.

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About ISAR

The International Society for Antiviral Research (ISAR) is an internationally recognized organization for scientists involved in basic, applied, and clinical aspects of antiviral research. The Society main event is the annual International Conference on Antiviral Research (ICAR), a truly interdisciplinary meeting which attracts the interest of chemists, biologists, and clinicians.

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