Award Opportunities

The Manne Research Institute Training Program encourages and supports graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and clinical fellows to excel in the field of research and participate in research-related conferences by bestowing The Children’s Research Fund Outstanding Graduate Student Award and the Manne Research Institute Travel Award. 

Travel Awards

Travel Awards are given to graduate students, postdoctoral associates, clinical/research fellows and lab staff who are conducting research in research institute laboratories to present their scientific progress at national and international meetings and conferences. The awards are granted on a peer-reviewed, competitive basis four times a year.

For more information on how to apply for an award please read the application instructions. Submit your completed application via email attachment as a single PDF file to Philip M. Iannaccone, MD, PhD, Director of the Research Training Program, in care of Denise Lilly,​. You may contact Dr. Iannaccone with questions via e-mail,, or by phone, 312.503.7193.

Travel Award Application 

The Travel Award is $500 and the Excellence Travel Award is $1,000. A separate application for the Research Excellence Award is not necessary. Recipients will be those with the most competitive applications as judged by the Travel Award Committee.

Mary J.C. Hendrix Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Stanley Manne Children’s Research Institute and Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago are pleased to announce the 2020 Mary J.C. Hendrix Outstanding Graduate Student Award to recognize a graduate student of exceptional distinction. Through the ongoing generosity of the Children’s Research Fund one award will be made each year to a Manne Research Institute student performing studies in one of the research programs for their high level of scholastic achievement, research engagement and productivity in the research institute training program.

Please contact Denise Lilly with questions.