Keystone Symposia: diversity, training and funding opportunities for the upcoming season

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Keystone Symposia is now accepting applications for the 2022 Fellows Program!  This one-year program provides leadership and career-development training to early-career scientists from under-represented and disadvantaged backgrounds, to promote their successful career advancement.  Fellows will develop the necessary skills to pursue leadership and decision-making roles in academic, industry and government sectors through a hands-on immersion experience, working directly with eminent scientists from our Scientific Advisory Board (SAB) to pursue their career goals.
Apply now!  Applications are due by October 15, 2021. Find out more at:

Diversity Initiatives: ECITAs Funding for UR Scientists

Early-Career Investigator Travel Awards (ECITAs) are now available for the upcoming conference season.
These awards support scientists from diverse backgrounds to attend a conference of their choice and present their work among field leaders while providing essential networking and career-development opportunities.

Scholarship and Abstract Deadlines Approaching for January Meetings

Scholarships are available for students, post-docs and UR scientists to attend in-person meetings starting in January 2022!  See the Keypoint Blog for upcoming scholarship and abstract deadlines for your chance to meet with field leaders face to face this year.  Deadlines are fast approaching, so submit your application soon!

ConferenceScholarship DeadlineAbstract DeadlineConference Dates
Immunometabolism at the Crossroads of Obesity and CancerOct 5Oct 12Jan 16 – 20
Tumor MetabolismOct 5Oct 12Jan 16 – 20
Viral Immunity: Basic Mechanisms and Therapeutic ApplicationsOct 6Oct 13Jan 17 – 20
Respiratory Viruses: New FrontiersOct 6Oct 13Jan 17 – 20
Gene Regulation: From Emerging Technologies to New ModelsOct 7Oct 14Jan 23 – 26
Gene Drives and Selfish Genetic ElementsOct 7Oct 14Jan 23 – 26
A Research Reboot of Tuberculosis on the Keystone Symposia 50th AnniversaryOct 7Oct 14Jan 23 – 26
Ubiquitin BiologyOct 12Oct 19Jan 23 – 26
Targeted Protein DegradationOct 12Oct 19Jan 23 – 26
Antibodies as DrugsOct 14Oct 21Jan 30 – Feb 2
Computational Design and Modeling of BiomoleculesOct 14Oct 21Jan 30 – Feb 2
Inter Organ Crosstalk in Non-Alcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH)Oct 20Oct 27Feb 6 – 9
Adipose Tissue and Metabolic HealthOct 20Oct 27Feb 6 – 9
Advances in Checkpoints Immunology from Autoimmunity to Oncology to Infectious DiseasesOct 21Oct 28Feb 6 – 10
Cancer Neoantigens, Vaccines and VirusesOct 21Oct 28Feb 6 – 10
Vertebrate Sensory SystemsOct 27Nov 3Feb 13 – 16
The Human Microbiome: Ecology and EvolutionOct 28Nov 4Feb 13 – 16
Novel Approaches Against Emerging Antimicrobial ResistanceOct 28Nov 4Feb 13 – 16

Upcoming Fall eSymposia Highlights

Scholarships are also available to attend upcoming fall eSymposia, and it is not too late to submit your work for our interactive ePoster sessions!  

For the Higher-Order Chromatin Architecture in Time and Space eSymposia, there is still time to submit your abstract for short talk consideration & present your work to global audiences alongside field leaders on the meeting program!


Abstract Submission

  • For ePoster Presentation: October 14, 2021
  • Financial Aid Application: October 14, 2021

Abstract Submission

  • For Short Talk Consideration: October 12, 2021
  • For ePoster Presentation: October 27, 2021
  • Financial Aid Application: October 27, 2021

Abstract Submission

  • For Short Talk Consideration: October 4, 2021
  • For ePoster Presentation: November 1, 2021
  • Financial Aid Application: November 1, 2021
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