Richard V. Smalley Memorial Award and Lectureship
In memory of past society president and charter member, Dr. Richard V. Smalley, SITC is proud to present the Richard V. Smalley Memorial Award and Lectureship each year to a recognizable clinician or scientist and luminary in the field that has significantly contributed to the advancement of cancer immunotherapy research.Established in 2005, the society’s most prestigious award serves to honor those that have been pioneers in their work and made a notable impact worthy of high regard and recognition by their peers.
This year's Richard V. Smalley Memorial Award and Lectureship recipient is Zelig Eshhar, PhD, FAIO.
To honor Dr. Eshhar and his life’s work, a panel of experts will be featured during the annual Richard V. Smalley Lectureship, consisting of Carl June, MD, FAIO; Crystal Mackall, MD; Steven A. Rosenberg, MD, PhD, FAIO; and Michel Sadelain, MD, PhD.
The SITC Annual Awards honor luminaries and other key contributors to the field of cancer immunotherapy. The 2022 award recipients will be honored during the SITC 2022 Awards Ceremonies Thursday, Nov. 10 and Friday, Nov. 11.
Pedro J. Romero Service to JITC Award
SITC Lifetime Achievement Award
Tara Withington Public Service Award
Young Investigator Awards*
Beginning in 1991, SITC established the Presidential Award to recognize the young investigator deemed to have the most outstanding oral abstract presentation at the SITC Annual Meeting. From there, SITC expanded its award opportunities and created an additional six Abstract Travel Awards in 2008.
Now in 2022, SITC will offer 37 Young Investigator Awards, all recognizing excellence in novel research and providing young investigators with the experience necessary for successful careers.
*All Young Investigator Awards require SITC membership to qualify. Renew your dues or apply for membership here.
Since its inception, SITC has strongly supported the growth and achievement of young investigators in the field of cancer immunotherapy. As the field continues to expand, SITC has realized the even greater importance of fostering the growth and development of the next generation of cancer immunotherapy experts and tumor immunologists by providing them with additional support and opportunities to present their research at the SITC Annual Meeting.
Get information on other SITC award opportunities here.
Abstract Travel Awards
Abstract Travel Awards were presented to young investigators who submitted an abstract for SITC 2022. Abstracts were judged by a committee of SITC leadership and Annual Meeting organizers.
Those selected had the opportunity to present a poster of their abstract during SITC 2022 and were eligible for oral presentations during Annual Meeting sessions. Award recipients also receive:
Presidential Travel Awards
Four abstracts, submitted in any category and authored by young investigators, were selected for 15-minute oral presentations during the Presidential Session of SITC 2022. Presenting authors not selected for the SITC Presidential Award (described below) received a SITC Presidential Travel Award in recognition of their achievement. Recipients will also receive:
Up to $750 in travel reimbursement (applied to SITC 2022)
One-year complimentary SITC membership
Presidential Travel Award certificate and poster ribbon
Established in 1991, the SITC Presidential Award serves as recognition to the young investigator deemed to have the most outstanding oral abstract presentation at the SITC Annual Meeting.
The recipient of the Presidential Award will receive:
Up to $1,000 in travel reimbursement (applied to SITC 2022)
One-year complimentary SITC membership
Commemorative Presidential Award plaque
Poster ribbon noting them as the Presidential Award Winner
All award recipients will be recognized through the 37th Anniversary Annual Meeting & Pre-Conference Programs and will also be featured on the SITC website, in society press releases, social media and other promotional outlets.
To qualify for a Young Investigator Travel Award, the primary/presenting author must meet the criteria as outlined below prior to the submission deadline.
Both Abstract Travel and Presidential Travel Awards:
Be a current SITC member
Categorized as a Student, Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Clinical Fellow, or Junior Faculty (instructor/assistant professor) with three or fewer years on staff (total from all institutions; inclusive of experience in all fields). A letter of support from a lab supervisor is needed stating this categorization as well
Serve as both the primary author and presenting author on the abstract
Meet the determined deadline for abstract submission and indicate that they wish to be considered for an award
Outline their contribution level to the four areas listed below. A greater level of participation will be judged more favorably and will be used as one of the criteria for judging award recipients. Categories include:
Young investigators from any work setting are eligible for Young Investigator Awards, including those from Industry.
Presidential Travel Award Only:
Authors selected for oral presentations must be capable and comfortable presenting the abstract to a large audience and answering audience questions
Individuals who have previously won the SITC Presidential Award are ineligible for the same award
Questions? Please contact SITC staff at email@example.com.