Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarships2022-10-04T16:37:50+00:00

The Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarships support outstanding new scientists and recognizes their contributions in the field of oligonucleotide therapeutics.

Dr. Gewirtz was very influential in the field of oligonucleotides as well as in the establishment of the society. His passing in November 2010 inspired the society to create the scholarship in his honor. OTS created the Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship in 2011 as a tribute to his life and work.

To meet to growth of the society and the field of oligonucleotide therapeutics, OTS instated a second scholarship in 2020 to support new scientists from the graduate to junior professional level; two awards are given annually.

Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship – Postdoctoral Fellows and Junior Industrial Professionals

Eligibility:

  • Be a current member of OTS
  • Be a current postdoctoral fellow or junior industrial professional
  • Eligibility is limited to the first 5 years of active research after receiving the PhD or MD degree
  • Be active in research at the time the award is given
  • Attend the current year’s Annual Meeting and present a 15-minute short talk on their research
  • Prior winners are not eligible

Required application materials:

  • Current CV: must include the date on which the advanced degree was awarded; should include all evidence of contributions to the field (publications, patents, presentations, awards, and/or other relevant information)
  • Summary of accomplishments which detail the applicant’s most significant contributions (research, mentorship, outreach, and/or other relevant information) to the field to date
  • A letter of recommendation, preferably from the applicant’s previous or current mentor(s) or supervisor(s)

Recipient receives:

  • $2,000 USD award
  • Complimentary registration to the OTS Annual Meeting
  • Formal presentation of the award at the OTS Annual Meeting
  • Short talk speaking slot at the OTS Annual Meeting

How to apply:

  • To apply you must first register for the current year’s annual meeting, then you will be emailed a link to the online submission portal where you can apply for the award. If you are not yet a current OTS member, you can purchase a membership during your meeting registration.
  • Registration and awards portal will open by early May.
  • Applications for 2023 awards will open in the spring.

Dr. Alan M. Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship – Graduate Students

Eligibility:

  • Be a current member of OTS
  • Be a current graduate student or have defended within the same calendar year as the current Annual Meeting.
  • Eligibility is limited to current graduate students and those who have defended in the same calendar year as the current Annual Meeting.
  • Be active in research at the time the award is given
  • Attend the current year’s Annual Meeting and present a 15-minute short talk on their research
  • Prior winners are not eligible

Required application materials:

  • Current CV: must include the approximate date on which the advanced degree is expected or the exact date on which the advanced degree was awarded; should include all evidence of contributions to the field (publications, patents, presentations, awards, and/or other relevant information)
  • Summary of accomplishments which detail the applicant’s most significant contributions (research, mentorship, outreach, and/or other relevant information) to the field to date
  • A letter of recommendation, preferably from the applicant’s graduate mentor(s) or supervisor(s)

Recipient receives:

  • $2,000 USD award
  • Complimentary registration to the OTS Annual Meeting
  • Formal presentation of the award at the OTS Annual Meeting
  • Short talk speaking slot at the OTS Annual Meeting

How to apply:

  • To apply you must first register for the current year’s annual meeting, then you will be emailed a link to the online submission portal where you can apply for the award. If you are not yet a current OTS member, you can purchase a membership during your meeting registration.
  • Registration and awards portal will open by early May
  • Applications for 2023 awards will open in the spring.

Questions? Contact awards@oligotherapeutics.org

Congratulations to OTS Gewirtz Memorial Scholarship Recipients!

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