Awards/Abstracts

To apply for an Award for the Kern Conference, you must submit the required documents in the conference registration website hosted by Cvent by April 30th, 2017. During the registration process, please select "Travel Award/Scholarship Applicant" from the drop down menu and then use the "Browse" button to upload the required documents. Word is the preferred document type for upload but a pdf is acceptable. Please use this template to submit your Abstract. The Call for Abstract brochure is available here.

Please note:  Abstract submissions via email will not be accepted.

Early Career Investigator Travel Stipend Awards

Eligible candidates must be graduate students or post-doctoral students from an academic, government, or non-profit entity. Applicants will need to include their CV/resume, an abstract (max 400 words), and a letter from the PI of their lab or group confirming their status as a student or post-doc. All required documents must be submitted at the same time. Once abstracts are submitted, they cannot be revised or edited.

As a recipient of an Early Career Investigator travel stipend you would be expected to:

  • Prepare and present a poster based on the abstract you submit.
  • Be available for questions during the poster session.
  • Attend all other conference sessions.
  • Roger Davis Investigator Award for Transitional Faculty

    Eligible candidates must have at least two years of post-doctoral work but no more than 3 years in first faculty position, with clear evidence of progress towards independence. Applicants must provide their CV/resume, an abstract (max 400 words), and a letter from their mentor confirming their faculty position and progress towards independence. All required documents must be submitted at the same time. Once abstracts are submitted, they cannot be revised or edited.

    As a recipient of a Roger Davis Investigator Award for Transitional Faculty, you would be expected to:
  • Give a 25-30 minute presentation at the meeting on the manuscript topic
  • Give a 10-minute talk on your poster at the beginning of the poster session.
  • Be available for questions during the poster session.
  • Attend all other conference sessions.
  • David L. Williams Lecture and Scholarship Award

    Eligible candidates must be an Instructor or Assistant Professor faculty working in the general area of lipid and lipoprotein metabolism and atherosclerosis. Applicants must have no more than 5 years since their faculty appointment to Instructor or Assistant Professor, and they must submit a manuscript that has been published within 1 year of the application date.

    Applicants must provide:
  • A current CV
  • Documentation showing independent grant support
  • A letter from the Department Chair confirming applicant's status as an independent investigator
  • As a recipient of the David L. Williams Lecture and Scholarship Award, you would be expected to:
  • Give a 25-30 minute presentation at the meeting on the manuscript topic
  • Attend all other conference sessions
  • Note:  You will also have the option of presenting a poster based on your manuscript during the poster session. Please be advised - once manuscripts are submitted, they cannot be revised edited.

    Franz Simon Poster Award

    During the conference, posters will be judged by members of the board and organizing committee. The top two poster presenters will each receive $500.