ICPAPH 2012 Research Awards
At the time of abstract submission, authors should indicate (by selecting the appropriate check-box) if they wish to be considered for a conference research award. There will be four types of awards:
- Student Award: For students who have not yet completed their PhD*;
- Early Career Award: For early career researchers who were awarded their PhD fewer than 5 years prior to 1st November 2012**;
- Practice & Policy Award: For practitioners (those working in a non-research environment) with no more than five years work experience since the award of their university or equivalent qualification (to 1st November 2012)**
- Developing Country Award: For conference participants from developing countries^
*This category includes full-time postgraduate students who have submitted their thesis but have not received final confirmation that it has been passed by their institution.
**This will be extended to 7 years for women who took leave to have a baby during this period, or other researchers who are able to justify significant career interruptions (such as paternity or carers leave, leave due to illness, etc). Eligibility will be awarded at the discretion of the awards committee.
^See list of developed countries here. If your country does not appear on this list, then you are eligible for the developing country award.
One award will be made in each of the four categories. The prize for each winner is a free registration for the next conference, which will be held in Brazil in 2014. Each winner will be given a certificate which will be honoured when they register for the next conference. Registration certificates cannot be exchanged for cash, and cannot be used to purchase registration for anyone other than the award recipient.
- Presenting authors must be registered for the full ICPAPH conference.
- Presenting authors must be members of ISPAH.
- The presenter must be the first author on the paper.
- The presenter must be a registered student, early career researcher, practitioner/policy-maker, or from a developing country (as defined above).
- The presenter must not have received the same award at a previous ISPAH conference.
- Award eligibility will be checked by the conference organisers; any queries on eligibility will be clarified by email correspondence with the presenting author.
- An awards sub-committee will be established by the conference scientific committee to oversee the judging process.
- Eligible abstracts will be blind reviewed on the basis of rigour, innovation and importance to the field.
- Up to 20 eligible abstracts (up to five for each award) will be shortlisted.
- Copies of shortlisted abstracts will be displayed on a communication board in the registration area at the conference, and identified in the abstract book.
- Each shortlisted presentation will be rated by two people nominated by the awards sub-committee, who will use the ratings to decide on the award winners for each category.
- Awards will be presented at a session on the last day of the conference (to be advised).
- Details of the award nominees’ and winners’ presentations will be posted on the ISPAH website.
- Each winner will be sent a conference registration certificate (for the following conference) and a letter from the President of ISPAH.