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2014 Professional Conference Junior Investigator Award

June 30 - July 1, 2014

Williams Syndrome:
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.

Application Guidelines:

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 -

Award decisions will be made by the WS Professional Conference Organizing Committee and will be announced by April 22, 2014.