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Research Excellence Awards

Abstract submission for the Research Excellence Awards is now closed. Thank you to all those that have submitted an abstract!

With a record number of abstracts submitted in 2017, the prestigious Research Excellence Awards will return to the 58th PAH Health Symposium.

Previously known as the Young Investigator Awards, the Research Excellence Awards are designed to promote all forms of health research and are open to both fulltime researchers and health professionals engaged in research in addition to their clinical practice.

The Research Excellence Awards will showcase a multidisciplinary program of oral and poster presentations—awarding the best clinical (including medical, surgical, nursing and allied health) and laboratory/basic science research.

Health professionals and researchers from PAH, Metro South Health, Queensland Health, Translational Research Institute, and other Queensland research facilities (including universities) are encouraged to apply.

Categories

There are two submission levels in the Research Excellence Awards.

  1. Students—any student undertaking a research higher degree (including Honours, Masters or PhD).
  2. Early Career Researchers—anyone who is within 5 years of their highest qualification e.g. PhD or Fellowship.

Both levels are open to clinical and laboratory/basic science researchers resulting in a total of four possible submission categories.

Awards

The five oral award categories are:

  • Researcher of the Year—Student, Clinical Science
  • Researcher of the Year—Student, Laboratory/Basic Science
  • Researcher of the Year—Early Career Researcher, Clinical Science
  • Researcher of the Year—Early Career Researcher, Laboratory/Basic Science
  • Researcher of the Year—People’s Choice

Winners of the oral award categories will each receive $1,000.

The six poster award categories are:

  • Best Poster—Student, Clinical Science
  • Best Poster—Student, Laboratory/Basic Science
  • Best Poster—Early Career Researcher, Clinical Science
  • Best Poster—Early Career Researcher, Laboratory/Basic Science
  • Best Poster—People’s Choice
  • Best ePoster—People’s Choice

Winners of the poster award categories will each receive $500.

Key dates

  • 2 April - Abstract submission opens
  • 18 May - Abstract submission deadline
  • June - Authors notified
  • 30 June - Guidelines provided
  • 1 August - Research Excellence Awards 2018

View criteria and guidelines  Submit your abstract

Last updated 31 May 2018
Last reviewed 22 September 2016