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Austin Bloch Post-Doctoral Fellow Award

The Biological Sciences and Health Sciences sections are offering The Austin Bloch Postdoctoral Fellow Award to recognize an outstanding paper or poster contribution by a Postdoctoral Fellow in biomedical sciences. The Biological Sciences and Health Sciences Sections alternate annually in selecting the award from among their respective section's submissions. In order to be eligible for the award, the primary author's abstract must be submitted to the Health Sciences Section and accepted for presentation at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting. A paper or poster, based on the accepted abstract, must be submitted by the deadline.  

Submission Period
Summer 2025

Eligibility Criteria

  • Health Sciences Section members are eligible to apply in years ending in an odd number. 
  • Must be engaged in relevant research.
  • Must submit an abstract for the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM).
    • The abstract must be accepted for the ASM.
    • The student must present the work at the ASM.

Self Nomination Process

Required Nomination Packet Materials: 

  • Two copies of your 1,500 word paper or poster (one blinded, one not) based on the accepted abstract. 
  • Letter from the student's advisor
  • Abstract control ID number

Nature of Award
The recipient receives $200, a certificate, and will be recognized at their respective Section Business Meeting and Lunch at the GSA Annual Scientific Meeting.

Past Awardees
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