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The EPIGT is a prestigious award presented to an ASIP trainee member who is a graduate student in a PhD training program, MD/PhD training program or MD training program who has excelled in investigative efforts in studying mechanisms of disease, as evidenced by an abstract submission to the ASIP annual meeting (this abstract MUST be submitted to an ASIP topic category), an extended research report (this report should not exceed 750 words nor include more than one table and one figure), and a letter of recommendation attesting to the candidate's role in the work and potential as a biomedical research investigator. The award includes: a certificate of achievement for the winning abstract presented at the ASIP Annual Meeting Awards Presentations at the Experimental Biology Meeting, a $1,500 stipend and complimentary meeting registration.
Candidates for the EPIGT Award are also considered for ASIP Merit Awards ($1,250 plus complimentary registration.) Prior recipients of the EPIGT and Merit Awards may reapply if the work submitted is clearly distinct from the work previously submitted for their winning application (not just a continuation of the same project). In such cases, the applicants should submit a copy of the previous winning application along with the new application.