Due to COVID-19 and concerns around travel, we are currently pausing our Travel Award program. We’re looking forward to resuming this important program as soon as safety guidelines allow us.

Does your lab have a limited budget for travel to conferences this year? Now is your opportunity to win   in BioLegend's Junior Investigator Travel Award drawing to help alleviate the costs for attendance at any immunology or cell biology-related conference anywhere in the world.


What is the Travel Award? 


BioLegend's Junior Investigator Travel Award is a monthly drawing held by BioLegend to award one lucky winner with a cash grant of   to help sponsor the winners trip to any scientific conference, or meeting of their choosing anywhere in the world! We have helped send people to amazing places such as:


  • Berlin, Germany
  • Mykonos, Greece
  • San Francisco, CA
  • Paris, France
  • And many more to come


Who is Eligible to win? 

This contest is open to all Post-docs, Junior Faculty (Assistant Professors or equivalent) and Graduate Students anywhere in  . There is absolutely no purchase necessary or any obligation to BioLegend of any kind!


"BioLegend is doing a great service to young investigators by providing funding for such conferences, which are key to the professional growth of any young scientist such as myself." 

- Lara Pereira, October 2008 Winner

Official Rules


No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. Contest is open only to junior faculty (assistant professors or equivalent), post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, or other junior research track positions (research associate or project scientist). Contestants must be legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or Canada. Void where prohibited. Sponsor's decisions are final, binding and conclusive on all matters related to the Contest. Sponsor reserves the right to modify the rules or cancel the Contest at any time.


HOW TO ENTER: Contest begins 12:00:01 AM Pacific Time (PT) first day of each month and ends 11:59:59 PM PT last day of each month ("entry period"). Entries for this contest are accepted via e-mail or by filling out the online form. To enter, simply fill out the form with your required information and submit or send an e-mail to promos@biolegend.com, subject line "BioLegend Travel Award", with all specified information (Name, Title, Institution, Meeting, Meeting Dates, E-mail Address, Mailing Address, Phone Number). Incomplete entries will not be accepted. Limit one entry per contestant per month.


WINNER SELECTION: One (1) Contest Winner will be selected in a random drawing from all qualified entries received, on or about the first day of the following month. Odds of winning depend on the number of eligible entries received.


PRIZE: $500 towards travel to an immunology or cell biology-related scientific meeting. Taxes, if any, are the responsibility of the prize winner.


NOTIFICATION: Winner will be notified by phone or e-mail, and posted on the BioLegend website.


CONDITIONS APPLICABLE TO ALL ENTRIES. By submitting an entry (or accepting any prize), participant understands and agrees that their name, institution, and scientific meeting may be posted online or in printed advertising. As a condition of participating in this contest, each participant agrees that 1) any and all disputes, shall be resolved individually without resorting to any form of class action, and 2) any and all claims shall be limited to actual out-of-pocket costs incurred, but in no event attorneys\' fees.


ENTRY LIMIT: Entries limited to one per contestant per month. Contestant cannot win twice. By entering, entrants acknowledge compliance with these official rules including all eligibility requirements.


ELIGIBILITY: Contest is open only to junior faculty (assistant professors or equivalent), post-doctoral fellows, graduate students, or other junior research track positions (research associate or project scientist). Contestants must be legal residents of the 50 United States, the District of Columbia, or Canada. Employees, trustees, and agents of BioLegend and their respective distributors, divisions, affiliates, and members of the immediate families of each may not enter. Contest void where prohibited or in violation of terms of employment and is subject to all applicable local, state and federal laws and regulations. Winner agrees that the Sponsor shall not be liable for injury, loss or damage of any kind resulting from participating in this promotion or from the acceptance or use of the prizes awarded. By entry into this contest, winner agrees to be bound by these official rules and the winner consents to the use of his/her name, institution, and meeting for promotional purposes online and off-line without a dditional compensation, unless prohibited by law. If the Sponsor determines, in their sole discretion, that there is any misrepresentation, suspected or actual electronic tampering with the contest or if technical difficulties compromise the integrity of the contest, the Sponsor reserves the right to void the entries at issue and/or terminate the contest. Any attempt to deliberately damage the content or operation of this contest is unlawful and subject to legal action by the Sponsor and their agents. Sponsor is not responsible for printing or typographical errors or problems in connection with any contest-related materials. 

SPONSOR: BioLegend, Inc., 8999 BioLegend Way, San Diego, CA 92121.

Past Winners


Below find our past winners from the last year.

January 2020 - Ashish Tyagi from University of Louisville

December 2019 - Hyo Sub Choi from University of Michigan

November 2019 - Valeria Lallai from University of California, Irvine

October 2019 - Dakota Rogers from McGill University

September 2019 - Lauren Fuess from University of Connecticut

August 2019 - Evgenii Tcyganov from Wistar Institute

July 2019 - Coralie Backlund from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

June 2019 - Nicole Koutsodendris from from UC San Francisco

May 2019 - Michelle Erickson from University of Washington

April 2019 - Carine Bouffi from Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

March 2019 - Douglas Oswald from Case Western Reserve University

February 2019 - Nuno Dinis Alves from Columbia University

January 2019 - Yechan Kim from McMaster University

December 2018 - Marjan Ghargagozloo from Université de Sherbrooke

November 2018 - Ermelina Porpiglia from Stanford University

October 2018 - Kevin Alicea-Torres from The Wistar Institute

September 2018 - Julie Van De Weghe from University of Washington

August 2018 - James Pearson, Yale University

July 2018 - Javier Clemente Casares, UHN

June 2018 - Calvin Kersbergen, Johns Hopkins University

May 2018 - Prerna Dabral, University of Nevada Reno

April 2018 - Tatiana Paredes Santos, UC Davis

March 2018 - James Strassner, University of Massachusetts Medical School

February 2018 - Emily Jones, University of California, San Francisco & the Gladstone INstitutes

January 2018 - Lydia Meader, Univeristy of Arizona


"The Travel award is great opportunity and helped me cover registration costs. I have had good success with the quality of products from BioLegend and have had no problems ordering".

-Mustimbo E. P. Roberts, November 2008 Winner


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