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REMINDER: Annual MIF Student Poster Competition Call for Posters - DEADLINE MAY 17

  • 1.  REMINDER: Annual MIF Student Poster Competition Call for Posters - DEADLINE MAY 17

    Posted 7 days ago

    The INFORMS Minority Issues Forum (MIF) is pleased to announce the call for posters for the 2024 MIF Student Poster Competition. Judging will occur before the INFORMS Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA, and students will present their posters during a poster session at conference. Winners will be announced during the MIF Business Meeting and MIF Reception. The competition is open to students who are MIF members. The first place winner will receive a monetary award of $500.

    Important Dates:

    1.       May 17, 2024: Abstract submission deadline; 

    2.       May 31, 2024: Abstract acceptance notification and further information will be distributed; 

    3.       July 8, 2024: Final poster PDF submission. Submissions received prior to June 24th may request preliminary feedback on their submission; and 

    4.       October 20-23, 2024: Poster session and winner announcement during the INFORMS Annual Meeting.  


    1.       Length requirements: The abstract should be 500 characters maximum (approximately 50 words), and the title of the abstract should be 100 characters maximum. This may be an original abstract, or the same abstract submitted for an INFORMS General session.

    2.       Eligibility requirements: Submissions must be made by students who are INFORMS members. The student must be the lead author, a MIF member, and the submitted poster must not have won an award at any previous INFORMS competitions.

    3.       To enter: Please email a document with the following information to (indicating 2024 MIF Poster Competition in the subject line):

    1.       The entrant and all co-authors' names, current affiliations, email addresses, and phone numbers;

    2.       Poster title and abstract;

    3.       A statement that all eligibility requirements have been met.

    4.       If capacity is reached, poster presenters may be limited to one submission.

    5.       Travel assistance: A limited number of travel scholarships to the INFORMS conference will be available for participants of the MIF poster session. Eligibility for travel grants is restricted to US Citizens from underrepresented groups.

    6.       For additional information regarding the MIF student poster competition, please feel free to contact the MIF Poster Session Chair: Karen Hicklin,

    Karen Hicklin
    Assistant Professor
    Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
    New York NY