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CSI Meeting Awards

The following awards are available to CSI members. All award nominees must hold a current CSI membership in order to be eligible.
 
The Bernhard Cinader Award:

This award is named in honor of Dr. Hardi 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, exceptional mentor 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's service to the Canadian Immunology community will also be considered. Nominations are accepted by letter(s) and should describe the exceptional abilities and contributions 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

New Investigator Travel Award:

CSI provides 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. If the researcher took a parental leave during this six-year period, consideration will be provided at double time for the parental leave.  For example, a researcher who took six months for parental leave would benefit from a 12 month extension of their eligibility for CSI New Investigator awards. 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 CSI meeting early registration deadline. See the meeting web page for more details. Past Investigator Travel Award Recipients

Student/Postdoctoral CSI Travel Awards:

Travel awards of 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 CSI meeting early registration deadline. Past CSI Student/PDF Travel Award Recipients

CSI Investigator Award:

An award for a member of the CSI recognizing for excellence in research and mentorship over their career. The applicant can be in any sector (academic, industry) beyond 6 years from their first appointment as an independent investigator. 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 CV of the Nominee. 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 appointment as an independent investigator, and can be in any sector (academic, industry). If the researcher took a parental leave during this six-year period, consideration will be provided at double time for the parental leave.  For example, a researcher who took six months for parental leave would benefit from a 12 month extension of their eligibility for a CSI New Investigator award. 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 CV of the Nominee. Note: the Awardee must use this award within 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