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Awards

Prizes and Awards 2018-overview

A range of generous prizes are on offer for ResearchFest 2018. All prizes and awards are expected to be redeemed before April 2020

Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of the quality of the abstract submitted for ResearchFest 2018. Preference will be given to projects with Austin Health Site Governance authorisation and ethics approval. Projects with similar progress milestones will be selected for comparison.

Shortlisted applicants will be assessed on the three minute thesis required during the poster session (or oral presentation in the case of the AMRF Young Investigator Award).

Winners will be announced at the Plenary Lecture 18 October 2018.

Prizes and Awards 2018-general

The Awards and Prizes are offered to specific groups of researchers. See links at right.

Only eligible researchers should apply for awards.  Applications should be made, in the first instance, on the abstract submission form.

Awards for Early Career Researchers

Austin LifeScience University of Melbourne Research Prize

Aim 
To encourage a young researcher to further his/her research career by enabling attendance at a scientific meeting.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Young researcher age <35 years
  • Basic science research

Prize 
$1000 reimbursement of costs associated with attendance at a scientific meeting. (details)

 

Florey Prize for Neuroscience Research

Aim 
To encourage a young neuroscience researcher to further his/her research career by enabling attendance at a national or international scientific meeting

Eligibility Criteria

  • Young researcher age <40years
  • Neuroscience research

Prize 
$1000 reimbursement of costs associated with attendance at a scientific meeting. (details)

 

Austin Medical Research Foundation Young Investigator Award

Aim 
To encourage a young researcher to further his/her research career by enabling attendance at a national or international scientific meeting or at a relevant professional development course.

 Eligibility Criteria

  • Young researcher age <35 years from any health-related or basic science area conducting research at Austin Health
  • Quality of oral presentation during Young Investigator Symposium, 
    17 October 2017

Prize 
$2,500 reimbursement of costs associated with attendance at a scientific meeting or course (details)

 

 

 

Award for Respiratory and or Sleep Medicine

Rob Pierce Memorial Award  

Aim 
The Institute for Breathing and Sleep (IBAS) offers this award to reward and encourage excellence in research within the fields of respiratory and sleep medicine.

Eligibility Criteria 
Open to all professionals and students in the area of respiratory and/or sleep medicine related research 

Prize 
$1000, taking the form of a grant-in-aid, to be used for research related purposes. (details)

Award for Allied Health

Allied Health Research Award

Aim 
To assist attendance at a national research meeting.

Eligibility Criteria 
Allied Health professionals and students in these areas.

Prize 
$750 reimbursement of costs associated with attendance at a scientific meeting.(details)

Awards for Nursing

Clinical or Patient Care Nursing Quality Project Award

Aim
To recognise and showcase local clinical nursing /patient care quality projects/initiatives occurring across Austin Health.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The award is open to all nurses who undertook a clinical project or a quality improvement initiative in their ward/clinical area
  • The award is open to novice researchers submitting an abstract to ResearchFest for the first time
  •  Ethics approval is not required for quality projects
  • The project led to improved clinical outcomes, limitations stated and conclusions made

Prize

  • Five highly commended posters / projects will be presented at the Nursing Quality & Research Forum presentation session during ResearchFest on Tuesday 16 October 2.30 pm to 3:30pm
  • One of the five highly commended posters will be awarded the prize of up to $500 (details)

 

Nursing Research Award 

Aim 
To assist attendance at a national research meeting.

Eligibility Criteria 
The Award is open to Nursing professionals and students in these areas

Prize 
$750 reimbursement of costs associated with attendance at a research meeting. (details)

 

La Trobe University, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Nursing Journal Prize

Aim 
To encourage nrusing reserchers to publish in an international, peer-reviewed, highly respected  nursing journal

Eligibility criteria
Nurse as a lead author of paper 

Prize
$750 towards fees involved in publishing in an internation peer reviewd journal  (details)

Awards for Higher Degree candidates and recent PhD's

AMRF Research Higher Degree Award

Aim 
To encourage a student researcher to further his/her research career
 
Eligibility Criteria

  • Student researcher associated with Austin LifeSciences
  • Currently enrolled in a research higher degree (Masters or PhD)
  • Quality of abstract submitted for ResearchFest 

Prize 
$2500 reimbursement of registration and airfares to attend a conference or scientific meeting or for professional development (eg stats course).(details)

 

CEOs Award for Basic Science and Clinical Research

There are two awards; one for basic science and the other for clincal research. For the purposes of these awards: Health or medical research means quantitative or qualitative research pertinent to health or medical research in all fields including basic science, clinical, health services and public health research.

Aim
These awards are intended for early career researchers, either currently enrolled in a PhD or having completed a PhD no earlier than January 2017.Awardees will be subsequently encouraged to apply to the Premiers Award for Health and Medical Research 2019

Details

 details basic research

 details clinical research 

Prize
$1500  for each award, together with assistance to nominate for Premiers Awards for Health Research. 

 

 

ONJCRI Scholarship

Aim 
To help a young researcher to present at a scientific meeting.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Enrolled for a higher degree (M.Sc., Ph.D., M.D., etc)
  • Be in a position to present their research material at a meeting within the next 6 months

Prize 
$1000 reimbursement of costs associated with attendance at a scientific meeting. (details) 

Awards for Established Researchers

Austin Medical Research Foundation Distinguished Scientist Award

Aim 
To honour a prominent researcher who has contributed to the research community at Austin Health.

 Eligibility Criteria

  • Senior health researcher with an international reputation
  • Head of Department or Research group
  • Made a significant contribution to Health Research
  • Fostered young people into Research and supervised post-graduate degree students 

Nominations 

Can be made by any member of staff
Accompanying all nominations should be a brief, (less than one A4 page) summary as to how the nominee fufills the criteria.  The nomination should be sent, marked confidential to Director, Austin Health Research , C/o Office For Research, level 8 HBS by 17 August 2018.  The nomination can be emailed to geraldine.richards at austin.org.au  (details)

MDRP Researchers

Clinical Dean's Prize for Scholarly Selective Poster Presentation

Aim 
To encourage a young researcher to further his/her research career. 

Eligibility Criteria

  • MD student involved in a Scholarly Selective at Austin Health
  • Quality of abstract submitted for ResearchFest

Prize 
$100 book voucher (details)

Prizes and awards 2018 - list of winners

Congratulations to the  winners of Austin LifeSciences Research Week 2018 prizes and awards.

These are the winners of the awards for 2018.  The abstracts of these works are in the abstracts pdf 

 

Name of recipient Name of award For work
Professor Sue Walker
AMRF Distinguished Scientist Award 

To honour Professor Walker's contribution to the research community at Austin Health, in both clinical and basic research and her commitment to fostering young people into research and supervision of post-graduate degree students.

Norelle Sherry
AMRF Research Higher Degree Award

Using genomics to track transmission of 'superbugs' in hospitals

Dinali Fernando AMRF Young Investigator Award Advanced glycation end products (AGEs)derived from diets have more impact on the progression of fatty liver disease than endogenously derived AGEs

Marcus Sellars

Allied Health Research Award Cost-efffectiveness of advance care planning and end-of-life care for older adults with end-stage kidney disease in hospital: A person-centred decision analysis
Kelly Tran

Austin Lifesciences Prize for Basic Research

Identification of novel gp130 inhibitors as potential treaments for colon cancer

Laura Bird

Florey Prize for Neuroscience Research Music training is neuroprotective for verbal cognition in focal epilepsy 

Venesha Rethnam

ONJCRI Scholarship

Construct validity of the utility-weighted modified Rankin Scale as a primary outcome measure in stroke trials

Hilary Hodgson Clinical or Patient Care Nursing Quality Project Award  Reducing Falls: It's all in the timing
Nicole Sheers
Rob Pierce Memorial Award 

Respiratory function in people with neuromuscular disease: characteristics and association with respiratory tract infection

Julie Langridge Nursing Research Award  A spa bath intervention for managing pain, anxiety and well-being in palliative care: pilot study
Polly Dufton LaTrobe University School of Nursing and Midwifery Nursing Journal Award An evidence-based, nurse-led model of care, to support cancer patients
Indu Rajapaksha CEO's Award for Basic Science Research Therapies targeting the alternate arm of the hepatic renin angiotensin system in chronic liver disease
Anselm Wong CEO's Award for Clinical Research Paracetamol overdose
Norelle Sherry 2018 ResearchFest Poster Award Using genomics to track transmission of 'superbugs' in hospitals
Kai Wen Leong Clinical Dean's Prize for MD Research Project Peak serum potassium levels during reperfusion in adult patients undergoing primary cadaveric liver transplantation