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The application process is currently closed. Travel awards will be distributed in early February.

Applicant Requirements

  • At the time of submission, and subsequently, attendance at the AMIA 2022 Informatics Summit, the individual must be actively enrolled in a formal graduate or post-graduate level training program focused on the area of Biomedical and Health Informatics. This can include programs resulting in a graduate degree and/or programs resulting in a professional certification. 
  • The applicant must have an accepted presentation at the 2022 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).
  • The applicant must be able to describe a demonstrable need for the award, where they do not have other means of support to cover registration for the AMIA Informatics Summit.
  • The applicant must be an AMIA member


The deadline for to apply for the 2022 AMIA Informatics Summit was January 5, 2022.

Stay tuned for future opportunities.

The AMIA LEAD Fund anticipates awarding up to 20 scholarships in 2022, with each award covering their registration cost. Six scholarships will be awarded for the Informatics Summit. Preference will be afforded to applicants from diverse and/or underrepresented backgrounds, as well those individuals who would be attending the AMIA meeting for the first time as a result of this award.

(Please note: Former scholarship winners are ineligible.

Review Process

  1. 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.
  2. Decisions will be based on the quality of the submitted information.
  3. Award recipients will be announced in late January 2022. (Funds will be applied to your registration following the announcement of the award recipients). AMIA will notify winning applicants of award decisions via email.

Travel awards will be distributed in early-February.


If you have any questions about the LEAD Fund, please contact Nina Richards, Director of Governance.