The SPARK Award scholarship program was initiated to help “spark” an interest in residents who might be considering a career in Allergy/Immunology (A/I). The Spark program annually awards scholarships of $1,500 to help cover the expenses for residents to spend three days at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting.
Recipients of the SPARK Award are mentored by an Allergy Fellow-in-Training (FIT). They have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of sessions covering all aspects of allergy/immunology and to interact with training directors and other allergists. Past participants have rated this experience as very valuable and a key factor in their decision to choose a career in allergy.
Each year, recipients who are selected receive:
- $1,500 provided to help cover expenses for three days at the ACAAI Annual Meeting. Recipients will attend a wide variety of sessions covering all aspects of A/I, including a special FIT symposium. The Annual Meeting is Nov. 9 – 13 in Anaheim, CA.
- Mentorship – each SPARK recipient is paired with a FIT to serve as a mentor during the meeting (and beyond).
SPARK Awards are open to current first-year pediatric and internal medicine residents, as well as first- and second- year Med-Peds residents. The application deadline is May 15, 2023.
If you are a medical student at Howard, Meharry, Morehouse or Drew please visit our web site for more information and to apply.