J.R. Cunningham Young Investigator Competition

Each year COMP conducts a Young Investigator Competition at its Annual Scientfic Meeting (ASM). Those who are student members of COMP at the time of application are eligible for this competition.  The top 10 submissions for the Young Investigator Competition will be invited to present at a special symposium, honouring Dr. John R. Cunningham. 

The Young Investigators' Symposium is widely recognised as one of the highlights of the annual meeting, with presentations that are of international calibre.   The registration fees are waived for the ten finalists and cash awards are presented to the top three speakers.   The presentations in the prestigious YIS are judged for scientific excellence and for clarity of presentation. 

Eligibility Requirements:

  • Presenting author must be a current graduate student
  • Only one abstract per presenting author may be submitted for consideration to YIS
  • Previous COMP YIS winners are ineligible

YIS Abstract Submission Process