Trainee Awards (formerly Young Scientist Award)

The MSB Trainee Award(s) are intended to give talented trainees extra encouragement.

Depending on availability, the award(s) will be presented to a graduate student(s) or postdoctoral fellow(s) whose outstanding work sets an example for other scientists. All presenters who are graduate students or postdocs at the end date of the meeting are eligible for consideration (proof of status as will be required). An international jury of scientists will judge the qualified presentations and choose a winner.

Criteria for the Selection of the Trainee Awardee:

  • Significant and original contribution to basic and/or applied research in microscale separations or bioanalysis.
  • Clarity of presentation, structure of content and smoothness of flow.
  • Adequacy and persuasiveness of presenting.
  • Responsiveness to audience questions and ability to discuss presented work.
  • The prize consists of a certificate and depending on availability, a cash amount.

DEI Awards

A limited number of DEI (diversity, equity, and inclusion) Awards are available to strengthen the community at MSB 2023. All trainees who identify as a member of a group that is underrepresented in the scientific workforce are eligible for financial support, as long as funds are available. For more details on underrepresentation in STEM, please refer to the definition provided by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). Briefly, this definition includes those from historically underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, those with disabilities, and those from disadvantaged backgrounds, including low socioeconomic status. Consideration for this award must be selected during the abstract submission process.

Awards will be given in the form of a discounted registration.