ACBS Student Spotlight Program

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The Student Spotlight Program highlights students who are doing important work in the CBS community whether for research, clinical, and/or volunteer-humanitarian efforts. It is a way to highlight their achievements, let the ACBS community know important work students are doing, and provides a platform for mentoring/collaboration/professional development/conversations around highlighted areas.

All of the spotlighted students will be featured on the ACBS website “What’s New” section of the homepage for two weeks as well as in the newsletter and on various social media sites (both ACBS and Student SIG). Additionally, all the spotlighted students will get 30% off the ACBS World Conference student registration fee (must be eligible to register as a student). This discount must be used within 2 years of receiving the award. 

6 students are selected annually. In order to support basic science, 2 spots will be reserved for students who contributed to basic science.


Eligible students must be current ACBS member at time of submission closing. Must be considered a student in country of study/practice. Final degree (Ph.D., M.A., other) must not be conferred until at least 3 months following the closing of the application period.

All candidates will be rated on research experience, clinical/clinical training experience, significant achievements, commitment to diversity and equality and additional considerations. ACBS members can login to see the criteria here.

We receive applications twice per year. The first round of applications will be submitted in the autumn. The second round of applications will be submitted in the spring. Applicants need to submit a 2-page (minimum) CV and complete the application form.

The reviewers review applications twice per year. The first round of review will be done by the end of December, and the second round of review will be done by the end of April. We will select 2-4 students (including at least 1 from basic science) in each application cycle as winners (6 total). After reviewing, we will feature each spotlighted student once, spaced out over the following months.

Award Recipients:

Joshua Schultz (June 2019)

Sérgio Andrade Carvalho (April 2019)

Lauren B. Johnson (March 2019)

Ethan Lester (March 2019)

Lynn Farrell (December 2018)

Amanda Rhodes (September 2018)

Raul Vaz Manzione (September 2018)

Jessica Stark (May 2018)

Kevin Davies (April 2018)

Inês A. Trindade (March 2018)

Joanna Kaye (February 2018)

Emily Brenny Kroska (July 2017)

Wang Fenfen (May 2017)

Rajinder (Sonia) Singh (May 2017)

Victoria Ameral (March 2017)

Cainã Gomes (February 2017)

Corinna Stewart (January 2017)