June 30 - July 1, 2014
Insight from Genetics, Psychology, Neuroscience & Medicine
Junior Investigator Award
$1000 (plus registration and travel costs up to $1500)
Applications Due March 30, 2014
The Williams Syndrome Association is pleased to provide a Junior Investigator Award in the amount of $1000. This award will recognize the recent accomplishments of an individual who received his/her PhD in the past five years. In addition to the Award money, the recipient’s transportation, lodging, and registration will be covered up to $1500. In order to receive the award, the winner must present his/her research at the conference. The competition for this award is open to anyone conducting research on WS, regardless of country of citizenship.
Award applicants must submit the following by March 30, 2014:
● A cover letter from you succinctly describing the impact of your research on WS and
the anticipated trajectory of your research over the next 5 years
● A copy of your PhD thesis, a first-author peer-reviewed article that has been published or is
in press, or a first-author manuscript under review by a peer-reviewed journal
● A statement that if you win the award, you will attend the conference and present your research.
● Your mentor must email a letter of nomination.
Please email the information requested to: Dr. Carolyn Mervis - firstname.lastname@example.org
Award decisions will be made by the WS Professional Conference Organizing Committee and will be announced by April 22, 2014.