Next Generation Investigator Awards

Are you looking for a chance to share your work at a scientific meeting? Next Generation Investigator Awards are an excellent opportunity for graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, or early career industrial scientists to meet, network and participate in exchanging knowledge with industry peers from across the world with waived registration and grants to offset travel expenses.

CASSS is pleased to provide a limited number of Next Generation Investigator* (NGI) for PhD students, post-docs and early career professionals for Cell and Gene Therapy Products Symposium 2023. Selected award winners will be required to give an oral presentation at the symposium or to write a synopsis of a CGTP session that will be posted on the website for general information. PhD students or post-doctoral fellows conducting research in academia or industry throughout the world are eligible.

Why should you apply?

As an award winner, your registration fees will be waived and you will receive a travel reimbursement grant to offset the cost of travel to the symposium. This is an excellent opportunity to meet, network, and participate in exchanging knowledge for mutual education with other members.

How do you apply?

Click the link below to complete the application. Please be prepared to submit a letter requesting consideration for the grant, proof of studentship or post-doc status, and letter of recommendation from your supervisor all in PDF form. If you have any questions, please contact the Symposium Manager, Randi Jacobs.

Application for a travel grant does not release you from the obligation to register. 

What are the requirements to apply?

All applicants must provide the following with their application:

  • Recommendation from your advisor and/or supervisor 
  • Proof of NGI* status
  • Write a synopsis of one 2023 CGTP Symposium session

The deadline to submit applications is April 17, 2023.

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For more information on CASSS Next Generation Investigator Awards, click here.

*CASSS defines NGIs as individuals that are either currently in full or nearly full-time study for a formal academic qualification (e.g. degree, PhD), or have less than 4 years from the commencement of their first postdoctoral or first professional industrial or governmental position. NGIs can be in academia, government, industry or any other organization that participates in the field of  biopharmaceutical development, and may be based anywhere in the world. Career breaks will be recognized.