Award & Travel Grants
The Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society (OTS) offers the opportunity for both members and non-members to apply for various awards to support the accomplishments of students, postdocs and young investigators.
Below is a list of awards offered by the society annually.
Click on each award to view the details and specific application instructions.
Lifetime Achievement Award
The OTS Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes an individual who has demonstrated a lasting commitment to the field of oligonucleotide therapeutics through outstanding contributions to education, research, and therapeutic application. Nominees and nominators for this award do not need to be OTS members for a nominee to be considered.
Young Investigator Award
The Young Investigator Award recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions by a young scientist in the field of oligonucleotide therapeutics who has recently received his or her advanced professional degree.
Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship
The Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship supports outstanding new scientists and recognizes their contributions in the field of oligonucleotide therapeutics. OTS created the Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship in 2011 as a tribute to his life and work. Dr. Gewirtz was very influential in the field of oligonucleotides as well as in the establishment of the OTS.
Paper of the Year
Paper of the Year Award is designed to honor the most impactful paper in the field of oligonucleotide therapeutics.
The Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society offers Travel Grants for outstanding doctorate graduate students and post-docs. The grant includes a stipend to offset travel expenses for the OTS Annual Meeting.
The Oligonucleotide Therapeutics Society grants a number of Poster Awards to outstanding students and post docs presenting posters at the OTS Annual Meeting. The posters are judged onsite at the meeting and award winners are chosen based on exceptional and promising science as well as presentation of the data.