HCS Awards for Experimental Biology & IHCM Short Course

The Histochemical Society offers a number of awards to its members and other individuals whose research demonstrates a greater understanding and application of histochemical techniques. These awards target researchers interested in the development and use of imaging techniques that provide biochemical and molecular information about the structure and function of cells, tissues and organs. Researchers at different stages of their careers can apply to these awards. Eligibility for these awards requires an abstract submission as a presenter at the Experimental Biology (EB) meeting or attendance to the Histochemical Society’s Immunohistochemistry and Microscopy (IHCM) course at the Marine Biological Laboratory in Woods Hole, MA.

The deadline for all HCS awards related to EB 2017 has passed.  Look for the announcement of our 2017 winners!

For clear, step, by step, instructions on how to apply in the future through the EB abstract system, view this PDF.


The deadline for the HCS Travel Award Application for the IHCM course has been extended to February 10, 2017.
 

HCS Travel Awards

 
Travel Awards Number EB abstract HCS Member ASIP Member Application form CV Recommendation Letter Candidates* Amount
HCS EB Travel 5 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Mentor letter UG, GS, PD, RS, JF $1000
Lillie 2 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Mentor letter GS, PD $750
Vector 2 Yes Yes No Yes Yes Mentor letter PD, RS (3 yrs from PhD) $500
HCS-ASIP EB Travel 5 Yes Yes Yes No, visit ASIP Awards Page Yes Mentor letter GS, PD $750
IHCM Travel 2 No Yes No Yes & letter indicating how attendance of Woods Hole course will enhance career development Yes Mentor letter GS, PD, RS, JF $1000

  UG, undergraduate; GS, graduate students; PD, post-doctoral researchers; RS, research scientists; JF, junior faculty


HCS Merit Awards


Merit Awards Number Nomination by HCS Member Nomination Form CV Recommendation letter Candidates Amount
New Investigator Award 1 No No Yes 2 letters of recommendation Candidates must be within 10 years of their M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree $2000 & EB registration
The Anna-Mary Carpenter-Ellen M. Rasch Award 1 Yes and nomination letter Yes Yes No To be eligible an individual has to have made significant contributions to the Society and scientific community $3000 & EB registration
The George Gomori Award 1 (presented every four years) Yes and nomination letter Yes Yes No Highest award offered by the HCS $5000 & EB registration



HCS TRAVEL AWARDS

To apply for the following awards, please utilize the EB2017 abstract submission system. On the first screen where you enter the first author's membership, indiciate you are a member of ASIP, this will allow you to see the HCS award option in later screens.

EB Travel Awards
  • Up to five (5) travel awards of $1000 will be given to researchers at different stages of their careers, who submit an abstract for presentation at the Experimental Biology (EB) Meeting.
  • These awards are intended to support travel and registration expenses to attend the EB meeting. The Histochemical Society Awards Committee will select the award recipients based on the quality of the scientific abstracts submitted.
  • Recipients of this award must be members of HCS, register for and attend that year's Experimental Biology meeting, and present their work as a poster or minisymposium. Awarded abstracts will be also selected for a poster presentation at the Immunohistochemistry Scientific Interest Group. Travel awards will be presented at the HCS Business meeting held during the EB meeting.
  • The application packages must be submitted via the EB abstract system and applicants must be members of HCS. Check the ASIP member box on the first screen of the abstract submission system when entering author affiliations. This will allow you to see the HCS award options later on in the process.
Ralph D. Lillie Award
  • To be eligible for this award, applicants should be either graduate students (M.S., Ph.D. or M.D.) or postdoctoral trainees (Ph.D. and M.D.) that are within three years of their thesis-earned doctorate at the time of the EB meeting.
  • These awards will be selected from the general pool of candidates submitting applications to the HCS and HCS/ASIP travel awards. The Lille awards will be decided at the EB meeting by the HCS Awards and Membership Committee upon judging of the abstracts and posters presented at the Immunohistochemistry scientific interest group at EB.
  • The Lille award of $750 may be cumulative with the HCS and/or HCS/ASIP travel award.
  • Recipients of this award must be members of HCS, register for and attend the EB annual meeting, and present their work as a poster or minisymposium. Awarded abstracts will be also selected for a poster presentation at the Immunohistochemistry Scientific Interest Group at EB.
Vector Laboratories Young Investigator Award
  • To be eligible for the Vector Laboratories award, applicants should be postdoctoral trainees (Ph.D. and M.D.) that are within three years of their thesis-earned doctorate at the time of the EB meeting.
  • These awards will be selected from the general pool of candidates submitting applications to the HCS and HCS/ASIP travel awards. The Vector awards will be decided at the EB meeting by the HCS Awards and Membership Committee upon judging of the abstracts and posters presented at the Immunohistochemistry scientific interest group at EB.
  • The Vector award consists of a certificate and a $500 cash prize to defray travel expenses to the EB meeting and may be cumulative with the HCS travel award.
  • Recipients of this award must be members of HCS, register for and attend the EB annual meeting, and present their work as a poster or minisymposium. Awarded abstracts will be also selected for a poster presentation at the Immunohistochemistry Scientific Interest Group at EB.
ASIP-EB Travel Awards
  • The Histochemical Society supports awards to offset travel expenses for trainee members of the Histochemical Society and/or American Society of Investigative Pathology (ASIP) to attend the EB Meeting. The goal of this award is to facilitate interactions between members of the two societies.
  • Recipients of this award must be members of HCS and/or ASIP, register for and attend the EB annual meeting and present their work as a poster or minisymposium. The ASIP Program Committee will select the recipients based on the scientific abstracts, which must include data based on the use of histochemical techniques. Awarded abstracts will be also selected for a poster presentation at the Immunohistochemistry scientific interest group at EB. Travel awards will be presented at the ASIP Business meeting held during the EB meeting.
  • Please visit the ASIP Awards page for submission information.
IHCM Travel Awards
  • Up to two (2) travel awards of $1000 will be given to graduate students (M.S., Ph.D. and M.D.), post-doctoral fellows or early career scientists (academic, industrial, or government scientists) to support travel and registration expenses to attend Immunohistochemistry and Microscopy (IHCM) course at Woods Hole Marina Biology Laboratory.
  • Please visit the IHCM page for application information for other awards and email HCS to apply directly to HCS for a travel award to this valuable course. Email HCS your CV, a letter of recommendation from a mentor, and a letter indicating how your attendance at the course will enhance your career development.
  • The application packages must be submitted to the HCS Awards and Membership Committee via email. The award is contingent on acceptance into the course by the MBL. Application deadline: January 31, 2017.
 

HCS MERIT AWARDS


To apply for these awards, submit nomination and/or application materials as indiciated via email.
New Investigator Award
  • The Histochemical Society (HCS) New Investigator Award is presented at the EB annual meeting to a promising early career investigator who demonstrates scientific excellence through the utilization of histochemical, immunohistochemical, and imaging techniques.
  • Candidates must be within 10 years of their M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent degree, but need not be an HCS member.
  • The award consists of a $2000 honorarium and plaque, which are presented at the HCS Business meeting held during the EB meeting.
  • Awardees are expected to submit a review article based on the area of their research for publication in the Journal of Histochemistry & Cytochemistry.
  • Awardees will also receive a complimentary one-year membership in The Histochemical Society.
  • The Awardee will receive complimentary registration to attend the EB annual meeting and is expected to present a poster at the Immunohistochemistry scientific interest group at the EB meeting. The Awardee must attend the HCS Business Meeting and Awards Presentation held in conjuntion with EB.
  • The application package, including a cover letter, the EB abstract, two recommendation letters, a one-page research statement, and your CV must be submitted to the HCS Awards and Membership Committee via email (jholland@histochemicalsociety.org). The deadline to apply is the same as the EB abstract deadline for any given year.
The Anna-Mary Carpenter-Ellen M. Rasch Award

Nominations for this award are accepted this year for presentation at the annual EB meeting. This award recognizes the outstanding efforts and contributions by Drs. Anna-Mary Carpenter and Ellen M. Rasch. The main purpose of this award is to recognize individuals who have made outstanding contributions and service to the Society. The award may not be presented annually, but rather when the Awards Committee and Council determine that a meritorious recipient has been identified.

  • To be eligible an individual has to have made significant contributions to the Society and to the scientific community.
  • Nominations must include a curriculum vitae or biographical sketch of the nominee, and a nominating letter describing the contributions or service of the nominee in the field of histochemistry and cytochemistry and/or the Society.
  • The award consists of a cash prize of $3000; an award plaque; and reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses and registration at the annual EB Meeting. The Anna-Mary Carpenter-Ellen M. Rasch Award will be presented at the HCS Business meeting held during the EB meeting.
  • The Committee will determine if a meritorious candidate exists amongst the candidate pool, and if so a winner will be notified and announced prior to the Annual Meeting.
  • The nomination package must be submitted to the HCS Awards and Membership Committee via email (jholland@histochemicalsociety.org).
The George Gomori Award

This is the highest award offered by the Society and was established in 1987. The purpose of the award is to honor Dr. George Gomori and to recognize outstanding contributions to the field of histochemistry and cytochemistry. It is presented every four years at the Annual Meeting of the Society in the year immediately preceding the meeting of the International Federation of Societies for Histochemistry and Cytochemistry. Next Gomori Award will be presented at the 2019 Histochemical Society meeting.

  • Candidates must be members of The Histochemical Society.
  • The award consists of an award plaque listing the names of the founders of The Histochemical Society, a cash prize of $5000, and reimbursement for reasonable travel expenses and registration at the 2019 EB Meeting. The Gomori Award will be presented at the HCS Business meeting held during the EB 2019 meeting.
  • The Awards and Membership Committee will consider the published record of research and overall impact of the science of the candidate in the field of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry.
  •  Nominations must include a curriculum vitae or biographical sketch of the nominee, and a nominating letter describing in detail the impact of his/her bibliography in the field of histochemistry and cytochemistry.

If you have any questions about HCS awards, please contact: Jen Holland at: jholland@histochemicalsociety.org.org