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2024 Young Investigator Award (YIA)

Goal: To recognize the scientific contributions of outstanding young investigators in the field of Endocrinology. 

WE Young Investigator Awards are provided to recognize outstanding abstracts accepted for presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society. We anticipate selecting about 10 recipients for these travel awards each year. The top 2 awardees will receive either the Janet W. McArthur Award Excellence in Clinical Research for the most outstanding applicant in clinical research or the Neena Schwartz Award Excellence in Basic Science for the most outstanding applicant in Basic ScienceThe awards are presented at the Annual WE Meeting, held during the Endocrine Society Meeting.

Application Opens: December 12th, 2023

Application Closes: February 19th 2024 at 12pm EST*

*WE YIA applicants are encouraged to apply now ahead of the deadline, but WE YIA awards will ultimately only be given to those with an accepted abstract at ENDO 2024.  

Recipients will be notified of their Award by April 1st, 2024.

  • Candidate Eligibility:
    • New faculty within the first three years of appointment
    • Postdoctoral trainees
    • Graduate students
    • Fellowship trainees
    • Medical interns or residents
    • Medical students or other medical specialty students
  • Candidate must be a presenting (first) author on an abstract accepted for presentation at the 2024 Endocrine Society Meeting.
  • Student/trainee (non-faculty) applicants must have a sponsoring Mentor.
  • Each Sponsor/Mentor may nominate only one candidate per year.
  • Candidate must be a current member of WE or have a Mentor who is a current member of WE.
  • Prior WE Junior Investigator Awardees are NOT eligible to apply.
  • Awards are given to individuals of any gender(s).
  • Applicants from all over the world are welcome to apply!

    How to apply:

    The following material is required as a single PDF file, in the following order:

    • Completed application form – Young Investigator Award Face Page
    • A biosketch or CV that includes publications
    • Copy of the abstract presented at the 2024 Annual Meeting of the Endocrine Society
    • A brief description (250 words or less) outlining the merits of the application including the importance of the work to the field of Endocrinology and strength of the applicant as a young investigator.
    • Trainee applicants should include a sentence of Sponsor / Mentor in support of the application. 

    PDFs should be named as follows “[your last name], [your first name], YIA 2024”. Please do not send the application in a password protected email.  Applications that are not in the correct format will not be accepted.


    E–mail the single PDF of the completed application form and supporting documentation by February 19th, 2024 (12pm EST) to BOTH the WE email AND to Dr Jennifer Hill's email JenniferW.Hill AT

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