Need-Based Awards


The deadline to submit a need-based award application is Friday, 5 March 2021. 

Need-based funds will be available to post-doctorates, graduate students, trainees and unfunded faculty to attend IHW 2021. These awards are intended for those who could not otherwise attend the Workshop due to personal or organizational financial restrictions and therefore cannot commit to registration without obtaining financial support in advance. The award will consist of complimentary registration.


Funds may also be available to post-doctorates, graduate students, and trainees, based on merit for those with highly-scored abstracts. If you would like to apply for a merit-based award, please register for IHW 2021, submit an abstract, and answer the award questions on the abstract submission form. Merit-based award applicants will be notified of their decision with their abstract disposition notice on Friday, 21 May 2021. Click here to register and begin the application process.


Need-Based Award Policies and Procedures:

  • You do not have to be registered for IHW 2021 to apply for a need-based award.
  • Students and post-docs from labs funded by NIH R01 or equivalent awards may not be eligible for need-based funding.
  • The award will consist of complimentary registration to attend the Workshop. Awards are non-transferrable.
  • You will need to write a short statement on why you are applying for a need-based award.
  • You will need to provide a preliminary abstract (maximum of 150 words).
  • A letter of recommendation from your Supervisor or PI is encouraged, but not required.
  • You cannot save and return to this application. The application must be completed and submitted in its entirety.


The deadline to submit the need-based award application is Friday, 5 March 2021. 


If you receive a need-based award, you must submit an abstract before the abstract submission deadline of Friday, April 9 2021. If you do not register or do not submit an abstract by Friday, April 9 2021 the award will be rescinded.


Notifications of these awards will be sent Friday, March 19 2021. 


Applicant Information

*I am a:
*Given/First Name:
*Family/Last Name:
*Country of Citizenship:
Supervisor/PI Name:
Supervisor/PI Email:

Application Questions

*Number of years in the field:
*Have you attend IHW before?:
*What is the topic of your Research?:
*Statement of Need (100 words or less):

*Preliminary Abstract (150 words or less):

Letter of Recommendation (PDF):

Submission Deadline: Friday, March 5, 2021