Based on funding availability at the time of the Award, a limited number of Merit Awards will be given to fellows who submit high-quality abstracts. Merit Award recipients will receive a monetary stipend, as well as complimentary registration for the Symposium. Fellows who wish to apply for a Merit Award should check the box in the abstract submitter, indicating they wish to apply for a Merit Award. Applicants will be required to upload a letter of support from their Training Program Director and a two page curriculum vitae. Individuals who are selected for a Merit Award will be notified of their award in mid-November.