Apply for the J. Christian Gillin Young Investigator Award 2016

The J. Christian Gillin Young Investigator Award

SLTBR encourages young researchers to apply for the J. Christian Gillin Young Investigator Award.

The winner will present her/his work at the annual meeting in New York. Deadline for submission is April 29, 2016

Deadline: Extended to April 29, 2016

The J. Christian Gillin Young Investigator Award (YIA) is given annually for already published or preliminary results in the field of basic or clinical research on light therapy, light applications and biological rhythms.


The award aims to foster and stimulate international exchange and new approaches in clinical aspects of biological rhythms and light therapy by young investigators.

Award process and ceremony

The applicant submits either a published manuscript or unpublished, preliminary data (for exact guidelines and deadlines please see below). All applications will be reviewed by a scientific committee, which consists of current SLTBR members. The candidate for the YIA will be selected among those applications. If there are less than three applications, the procedure will be postponed to the next year. The award ceremony will be held at the annual SLTBR meeting. The awarded trainee has to present his or her work at the SLTBR award ceremony. He or she receives 500 USD and the registration costs for the meeting will be reimbursed

Submission Guidelines

  1. Eligible are: MD, MSc, or PhD students or post-docs at an early stage of their career (within 5 years after receipt of their MD or PhD degree by the next meeting).
  2. Special consideration will be given to the originality of the approach and independence of thought evident in the submission.
  3. Potential applicants have two possibilities for submissions:
    1. Either an already published manuscript (the manuscript must be accepted) as first or co-firstauthor. The publication date should be within the last 12 months
    2. Or: preliminary results which should be organized as manuscript:

– Title page, abstract, introduction, methods, preliminary results, discussion, references. Max length: 5-10 single spaced pages (Font 11-12), including figures and references.

  1. A short CV (max 3 pages) and a letter of motivation by the applicant
  2. A letter of support by the senior investigator/mentor is mandatory. The senior author should indicate in an accompanying letter the degree of independence represented by the candidate’s contribution.
  3. Candidates need not be current members of the Society for Light Treatment and Biological Rhythms, but should join the SLTBR before the meeting.
  4. The deadline for receipt of submissions is extended to April 29, 2016. They should be emailed as single pdf file to:
    Referenced as: ‘J. Christian Gillin Young Investigator Award’.