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Outstanding Investigator Awards

An Outstanding Investigator Award is presented annually to an investigator age 45 or younger in recognition of excellence in biomedical research. The recipient of this award will receive honorarium and compensation for travel expenses. In addition to presenting at Translational Science, the recipient will be required to present his/her research at the AFMR Annual Henry Christian Awards Reception. Awardees will receive 1-year complimentary AFMR membership, a Certificate of Excellence, $2,500 honorarium, up to $500 in travel reimbursement and 1-day complimentary meeting registration (if necessary).

Nominees should meet or exceed the following criteria:

  1. Investigative work has provided innovative insight and had significant impact on a major scientific or clinical problem.
  2. Demonstrated intellectual and scientific independence.
  3. Must be forty five years of age or less at the time of presentation of the award.
Award winners will be required to present their work in person via poster or brief presentation at the annual Eastern Regional/Translational Science Meeting held each April in Washington, D.C.

To qualify for the Outstanding Investigator Awards, applicants must be AFMR members in good standing. To renew membership and pay annual dues, please click here. If you are not currently an AFMR member, you must submit a membership application along with the award application. A membership application can be completed online.

Application Process
Outstanding Investigator Award Application Form

Available October 31, 2016
Submit all materials via email to, in one single PDF by January 27, 2017:
Completed application form
Letter summarizing the major research accomplishments for which the nomination is made
Copy of CV

Past OIA Award Recipients

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