This award is named in honor of Dr. Hardy Cinader who was the inaugural award recipient at the first CSI meeting held in 1987. Dr. Cinader was a member of a small group of Immunologists that “founded” immunology in Canada in the 60’s. Dr. Cinader was a outstanding immunochemist with a strong personality and a passionate patron of native Canadian art and artists.
The Bernhard Cinader Award is awarded to an Immunologist working in Canada who is an exceptional researcher and also has something “extra”. The “extra” could be teaching, art, outreach, writing, - nearly anything in which the researcher excels (is not average). The nominee must hold a current full CSI membership in order to be eligible. Nominations are accepted by letter and should include the exceptional abilities of the scientist nominated. The award includes travel reimbursement to the meeting as well as a plaque along with a cash prize ($500). The award is given at the CSI meeting.
Past Cinader Award Recipients
Investigator Travel Award:
New in 2012, CSI has added up to three New Investigator Travel awards up to $1,500 each for a new Investigator to attend the next CSI Conference. To be eligible for an award, new investigators must be a current CSI member and be within 6 years of their first faculty appointment. Awards shall not be given to the same individuals in consecutive years. Submission requirements are a 3 page CV which includes a list of the past 5 years publications, plus an abstract you or your trainees will be presenting at the meeting. Results will be announced before the early CSI meeting registration deadline. See the meeting web page for more details.
Past Investigator Travel Award Recipients
Student/Postdoctoral CSI Travel Awards:
Ten to fifteen travel awards (up to $1,000) will be available for trainees who are members of the CSI. Award decisions are based on merit. To be eligible for an award you must be a member of the CSI and your supervisor (unless the lab is not in Canada) must hold a CSI membership for the two most recent consecutive years. A lab can only receive one award. Awards shall not be given to the same individuals in consecutive years. Results of the travel award competition will be announced before the early CSI meeting registration deadline.
Past CSI Student/PDF Travel Award Recipients
CSI Investigator Award:
An award for a member of the CSI for excellence in research over their career. The applicant can be in any sector (academic, industry) at any stage of his/her career. The award is up to $1,000 for one or two trainees of the CSI Investigator Awardee to attend the next CSI Conference. Nominator must send a letter of rationale/support summarizing the achievements and three of the nominated's publications. Note: the Awardee must use this award within two years of receipt.
Past CSI Investigator Award Recipients
CSI New Investigator Award:
An award for a member of CSI for excellence or potential excellence in research. The applicant must be within six years from the date of their first faculty appointment, and can be in any sector (academic, industry). The award is up to $1,000 for one or two trainees of the New Investigator Awardee to attend the next CSI Conference. Nominator must send a letter of rationale/support summarizing the achievements and two of the nominated's publications. Note: the Awardee must use this award with two years of receipt.
Past CSI New Investigator Award Recipients
John D. Reynolds Award:
This award is named in honor of Dr. John D. Reynolds who was the inaugural award recipient at the 21st annual CSI meeting in 2008. For over 20 years John Reynolds served the CSI in multiple capacities including as Councilor and President. But what the CSI honors him for most is his developing, building, and managing of CSI's first WEB site. John's creative computer leadership led the CSI into the 21st Century in Conference and Membership management long before such usage was common. His volunteer service pushed the CSI to the forefront Internationally.
This John D. Reynolds award is given for a long term member of the CSI for their exceptional service to CSI. The award can be, but is not necessarily, given each year. The nominator should send a letter of rationale/support summarizing the service to the CSI. The award includes a $2,000 travel reimbursement to be used by the awardee and as many trainees as they wish to include to the present CSI annual meeting or within two years of award receipt.
Past John D. Reynolds Award Recipients