Young Investigator Award2023-08-09T05:35:23+00:00

Mary Ann Liebert, Inc. publishers Young Investigator Award

The Mary Ann Liebert publishers, Inc. Young Investigator Award recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions by a professional scientist in the field of oligonucleotide therapeutics who has received his or her doctoral degree within the previous fifteen years.


  • Be a current member of OTS
  • Have received a PhD or MD (or equivalent) within 15 years
  • Be an independent academic scientist (rank of at least assistant professor) or a professional industrial scientist
  • 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 research
  • Prior winners are not eligible

Required materials include:

  • Current CV; date on which the doctoral degree was awarded must be provided
  • Summary of accomplishments
  • Letter of recommendation, which may be from the applicant’s current colleague(s) or previous mentor(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. 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
  • 2023 Applications closed / 2024 Submission Deadline to be announced

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 Congratulations to OTS Young Investigator Award Recipients!

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