Young investigators from ISAC Member Societies who submit an abstract for the 33rd ICC (Istanbul, Turkey from 3 - 6 November 2024) are encouraged to apply for an ISAC Young Investigator Travel Award. To be eligible, applicants must be under the age of 35 years at the time of the congress and must be the presenting author (poster or oral presentation). A number of awards will be made, with selection based on the quality of the abstract.

Successful awardees will receive 1,000 Euros (outside Europe) or 600 Euros (within Europe) towards the costs of their travel to Istanbul and their hotel accommodation as well as free congress registration. They will also be presented with an award certificate during the congress opening ceremony.

Nomination procedure
Applicants must be the presenting author. Once you have submitted your abstract for the 32nd ICC, please provide the following:

• A letter of application
• A copy of your abstract(s) and abstract number(s)
• Proof of membership status; letter or email from Member Society President/Secretariat
• A short CV
• A copy of your passport

The above should be sent electronically to the ISAC Secretariat ( The deadline to submit is 26 June 2024. Successful applicants will be notified as soon after the deadline as possible.

The two highest scoring abstracts submitted from countries with limited resources via ISAC’s Young Investigator Travel Award application process will be awarded the Tom Bergan Memorial Award and the John David Williams Memorial Award in memory of two former Presidents of ISAC.

Other travel grants to attend the ICC

1. ICC Young Investigator Travel Awards - available for applicants from Turkey and neighbouring countries 

2. Eastern Europe Travel Grants - available to colleagues residing in Eastern Europe. No age restrictions.

2022 Young Investigator Travel Awards (YITA)

ISAC Travel Awards

ISAC Travel Awards were given to young investigators from ISAC Member Societies who submitted an abstract for the 32nd ICC.

Awardee Affiliation Abstract title
Hind Kadri Senior Fellow, Infectious Diseases, American University of Beirut Medical Center
Open-access antibiotic treatment-guide: developing a consensus pathogen-directed treatment guideline for use in resource-constrained settings
Zhilian Huang Research Fellow, Tan Tock Seng Hospital
Determinants of antibiotic expectation and receipt among patients presenting to emergency departments with upper respiratory tract infection during the COVID-19 pandemic

ICC Travel Awards

ICC Travel Awards were given to young investigators from Australia / New Zealand who submitted an abstract for the 32nd ICC.

Awardee Affiliation Abstract title
Hooman Mirzaee Lab Manager
The University of Queensland
Biostimulation of bacteria for streamlined identification of new antimicrobial compounds
Yaqi Zhang Research Fellow
Monash University
Microfluidic evolution-on-a-chip reveals distinct evolution of polymyxin resistance associated with fitness
Daniel Knight Research Fellow
University Of Western Australia
Genomic epidemiology of recurrent clostridioides difficile infection in Western Australia
Renee Ng PhD candidate
The University of Western Australia, Wal-Yan Respiratory Research Centre
Having the right chemistry: effect of bacteriophage, antibiotics and adjuvant on pseudomonas aeruginosa

All travel grant awardees presented their abstracts at the Early Career Workshop during the ICC. Renee Ng received an additional award for the best oral presentation at the workshop.

Congratulations to all awardees!

Applications for the 33rd ICC will open in 2024.

2019 Young Investigator Travel Awards (YITA)

ISAC Member Society applicants who submitted an abstract for the 31st ICC – 4th GCCMID 2019 and were under 35 years old were invited to apply for an ISAC Travel Grant. The award was based on the abstract submitted by an applicant who should be the presenting author (poster or oral presentation).

There were six successful awardees in 2019. All awards were presented at the 31st ICC - 4th GCCMID in Dubai by the 31st ICC President, Po-Ren Hsueh.

 Awardee Abstracts

S.Mowlaboccus Alarming Expansion of Penicillin-resistant Serogroup W Neisseria meningitidis clone: Western Australia (2013-2018)
D. Muloi One Health genomic epidemiology of antimicrobial resistant Escherichia coli carriage in sympatric humans and livestock in Nairobi, Kenya
Y. Mutoh Azithromycin combination therapy increased emergence of antibiotic resistant Streptococcus pneumoniae in elderly patients hospitalized with pneumonia
S. Swain Development of potent and cost-effective sulfamethoxazole-phytochemical hybrid antibacterial followed by computer-aided drug design
S. Yaharau Interactions of bacterial infections with latent cytomegalovirus in patients in critical condition
J. Zhao Decipher the mechanisms of polymyxin resistance in Acinetobacter baumannii by genome-scale metabolic modelling