The SPARK AWARD is a scholarship program, sponsored by ACAAI, that was begun to help “spark” an interest in residents who might be considering a career in Allergy/Immunology (A/I). The SPARK program annually awards scholarships of $1500  to help cover the expenses for residents to spend three days (Friday ‐ Sunday) at the ACAAI Annual Scientific Meeting.
Recipients of the SPARK AWARD are mentored by an Allergy Fellow in Training (FIT) and have the opportunity to attend a wide variety of sessions covering all aspects of Allergy/Immunology, and interact with training directors and other allergists. Past participants rated this experience as very valuable and a key factor in their decision to choose a career in allergy.

Eligibility: Open to current 1st year Internal Medicine or Pediatric residents, and 1st or 2nd year Med-Peds residents.

Applications are closed as of April 24, 2024.

Notification to awardees will be sent on May 20, 2024.