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The AMIA Leadership and Education Award Donation (LEAD) Fund is pleased to sponsor a trainee and early career professional meeting scholarship. The purpose of the award program is to help cover a portion of registration for the AMIA 2024 Informatics Summit to present their research. (Note: Open to trainees and early career professionals who have an accepted presentation.)

The AMIA LEAD Fund anticipates awarding up to six scholarships for the AMIA 2024 Informatics Summit, with each award covering a portion of meeting registration.


LEAD Trainee Scholarship Applications for the Informatics Summit are no longer being accepted.

Stay tuned for information about CIC 2024.

Applicant Requirements

To be eligible, all applicants must:

  • be actively enrolled in a formal graduate or post-graduate level training program focused on the area of Biomedical and Health Informatics at the time of submission, and subsequently, attendance at the AMIA Informatics Summit. This can include programs resulting in a graduate degree and/or programs resulting in a professional certification. Their institution may be located and accredited/recognized in any country; or,
  • be an early career professional (within five years of completion of their terminal degree or highest level of training (e.g. fellowship, etc)
  • have an already accepted presentation at the AMIA Informatics Summit for which they are the presenter (e.g., a poster, podium presentation, paper, panel, or equivalent activity that has been peer-reviewed and accepted by the meeting SPC).
  • be able to describe a demonstrable need for the scholarship.
  • be able to provide a reference from a mentor, instructor or supervisor. .
  • be an AMIA member to be considered for an award.

Please note that former awardees are ineligible.

Review Process

  • Applications will be reviewed by the AMIA Lead Fund Advisory Committee (LFAC), and prioritized based upon need, the alignment with the goals of the LEAD fund, and the availability of funds to support the program.
  • Decisions will be based on the quality of the submitted information.
  • Award recipients will be announced in February. (Funds will be applied to registration following the announcement of the award recipients). AMIA will notify winning applicants of award decisions via email.


If you have any questions about the LEAD Fund, please contact Kara Mathews, Membership Coordinator.


AMIA members are invited to participate in efforts to establish the LEAD Fund to benefit AMIA’s awards and recognition programs.