Baxter Young Investigator Award - FAQs
- 1.) If I am not a US citizen, can I apply for this award?
Yes. This award program is open to anyone who is a current graduate student or postdoctoral fellow.
- 2.) Does the award money need to be used for my research?
Award recipients are not limited to using award money for research purposes, but may use the funds in any manner he or she sees fit.
- 3.) Will Baxter cover travel and accommodations for the award ceremony?
Yes, Baxter will be covering the costs for the first tier recipients to travel to and from the award ceremony, as well as accommodations for the nights before and after the ceremony.
- 4.) If I am unable to attend the ceremony, can I still receive an award?
Receipt of a first tier award is contingent upon the recipient’s presence the day of the ceremony, along with his or her research presentation. The second place awards do not require attendance or presentation.
- 5.) How many awards will be presented?
There will be up to 6 first tier awards and up to 10 second tier awards.
- 6.) I do not attend the schools on the application list. Can I still apply?
While Baxter's distribution list targets Midwestern schools, the company will still consider applications from outside this region but within North America.
- 7.) I have just completed my postdoctoral fellowship and will be starting a position soon. Am I still eligible?
As long as applicants are graduate students or postdoctoral fellows at the time their applications are submitted, they are eligible.
- 8.) My research is interdisciplinary. How should I select a topical area?
Applicants should select a field of research that most closely aligns with their work, and then select appropriate subfields. Interdisciplinary applications will be sent to all relevant judges who cover those research areas.
- 9.) My research has spanned multiple research advisors. Who should I ask to write my advisor letter?
Each applicant should choose an advisor to write a letter for his or her application based on whether the advisor can speak to the quality and nature of the applicant's work, as well as to the applicant's level of involvement in the research.