• Does your lab have a limited budget for travel to conferences this year? Now is your opportunity to win $500 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 $500 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
    Travel award winner with Jennifer Boyle
    Who is Eligible to win?

    This contest is open to all Post-docs, Junior Faculty (Assistant Professors or equivalent) and Graduate Students anywhere in the United States as well as Canada. There is absolutely no purchase necessary or any obligation to BioLegend of any kind!
    So far BioLegend has given away ($)
    to lucky winners of the Travel Award Contest.

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    "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
    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, 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., 9727 Pacific Heights Blvd, San Diego, CA 92121.

    Past Winners
    Below find our past winners from the last year.

    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

    December 2017 - Alessandro Venosa, University of Pennsylvania

    November 2017 - Sarah Attreed, Johns Hopkins University

    October 2017 - Masashi Yukawa, CCHMC

    September 2017 - Yukie Lloyd, University of Hawaii Manoa

    August 2017 - Nkechi Odukwe, Kean University

    July 2017 - Tyler Couch, University of Rochester School of Medicine

    June 2017 - Ashley Chin, McGill University

    May 2017 - Maha Qadan, Cleveland Clinic

    April 2017 - Martin Lee, Simon Fraser Faculty of Science

    March 2017 - Mahesh Raundhal, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute

    February 2017 - Steffen Wolff, Harvard University

    January 2017 - Chong Wee Liew, University of Illinois at Chicago

    December 2016 - Arianna Gomez, University of Washington

    November 2016 - Yu Cao, Augusta University

    October 2016 - Jyoti Gautam, University of Minnesota

    September 2016 - Madison Bolger-Munro, University of British Columbia

    August 2016 - Jim Song, Assistant Professor-Penn State University

    July 2016 - Isabel Beerman, Post-doctoral Fellow-Boston Children's Hospital

    June 2016 - Ankita Shukla, University of California, Irvine

    May 2016 - Kazuya Oikawa, University of Wisconsin-Madison

    April 2016 - Brahma Kumar, Columbia University

    March 2016 - Kevin Raible, Drexel University

    February 2016 - Andrew Borkowski, Research Associate The Scripps Research Institute

    January 2016 - Gavin McStay, Assistant Professor New York Institute of Technology 

    December 2015 - Johannes Wedel, Post-Doctoral Fellow Boston Children's Hospital

    November 2015 - Jennifer Kielczewski, NIH

    October 2015 - Corrinna Landig, University of California San Diego

    September 2015 - Kaavya Krishna Kumar, Stanford University

    August 2015 - Brian Leydet, Trudeau Institute

    July 2015 - Flavio Schwarz, University of California San Diego

    June 2015 - Gaetano Faleo, University of California San Fransisco

    May 2015 - Fabrice Jaffre, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center

    April 2015 - Julie Craft, University of Georgia

    March 2015 - Michelle D'Antoni, University of Hawaii


    "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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