One of the keys to SLAS’s mission is to nurture scientific innovation by rewarding and assisting the next generation of innovators through our grants and awards programs.
The SLAS Innovation Award is a $10,000 cash prize recognizing the work behind one unique podium presentation during the annual SLAS International Conference and Exhibition. Winners exhibit exceedingly innovative contributions to the exploration of technologies in the laboratory, exceed a benchmark or milestone in screening or the lead discovery process, or demonstrate an advanced and integrated use of mature technologies.
Student posters presented during the SLAS International Conference and Exhibition and SLAS Europe Conference and Exhibition are judged on quality and relevance. Student poster presenters are all eligible for the Student Poster Competition, in which the top three posters are recognized. Winners, up to three, receive a cash prize of $500.
This annual travel award provides travel fund for the SLAS International Conference and Exhibition and SLAS Europe Conference and Exhibition. Students, graduate students, post-doctoral associates and junior faculty with less than four years in their first academic appointments are eligible. Awards are based on the quality of proposed presentation abstracts, the relevance of the research to laboratory automation and screening, and a personal statement of the conference's value.