CSI recognizes professional promise of early-career investigators by establishing Young Immunologist Awards in 2008. The Award consists of a medal and a monetary award of 3,000 RMB. Every two years 20 young scholars from all over the country are selected from candidates and awarded in the opening ceremony of CSI National Congress. Furthermore, CSI initiated The 1st Young Immunologist Forum in August 7-9, 2011. Winners of Young Immunologist Awards as well as other promising young scholars are invited to report their research progresses.

The 2nd Young Immunologist Forum was held in Beijing, July 27-29, 2012. Besides reports and discussions of young immunologists, famous professors also were invited to communicate with young researchers.