Innovation Festival is taking a novel approach to placing early career scientists in bioscience industry jobs and academic research programs, including full-time jobs; internships; post-baccalaureate, summer, graduate, and postdoctoral training programs; and more! Don’t miss this one-of-a-kind scientific conference experience.  
 
Industry companies and academic institutions will be in attendance to recruit attendees into highly sought-after positions. Experience one-on-one conversations with industry and academic leaders interested in helping you reach your goals. Participate in small group dinners and other unique experiences to build your network and identify new possibilities. Open the door to this unique experience and a wealth of opportunities by applying today! 
 
This application form needs to be completed by anyone looking to attend or present. 

Innovation Festival’s Mechanisms of Disease Research and Recruitment Conference invites abstract submissions from graduate students and postdocs, as well as undergraduate students with laboratory research experience. Space is extremely limited. Delegates wishing to submit an abstract to be considered for an oral or poster presentation at the Mechanisms of Disease Research and Recruitment Conference must complete this form. Payment is not required to submit an abstract and due to a generous donation from K-INBRE and SHARPhub, there will be no registration costs for postdocs, undergraduate students, and graduate students! 

The information below is only required for abstract and travel award submissions. 

Innovation Festival Travel Awards are available to apply for in this form. You will be asked to answer the following questions and to complete the laboratory and research skills section. 
  • Please describe your career goals and how attending the Innovation Festival will aid in reaching your goals. (250 words)
  • Please describe your current and future research interests. (250 words)
DEADLINE: Applications and abstracts will be reviewed and accepted on a rolling-basis. 
 
Documents required for submission: 
  • PDF file that includes abstract text (word limit 350 or less), co-author names and institutions, and title. 
  • PDF file of your CV or resume (CV preferred for graduate students and postdocs). 
Please note: All fields must be completed for the abstract to be considered by the Innovation Festival Scientific Review Panel. 

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* 1. Abstract Title (Only for those planning to present their research)

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* 4. Preferred Name If Different:

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* 5. Institutional Affiliation Name:

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* 6. State of Residency:

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