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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 2017 - list of winners

Congratulations to the  winners of Austin LifeSciences Research Week 2017 prizes and awards.

These are the winners of the awards for 2017.  The abstracts of these works are in the abstracts pdf 

 

Name of recipient Name of award For work
Professor Christopher Rowe
AMRF Distinguished Scientist Award 

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

Mardiana Lee 
AMRF Research Higher Degree Award

Inability to Increase Fatty Acid Oxidation Following Renal Injury Worsens Renal Fibrosis

Riley Morrow  AMRF Young Investigator Award Manipulating Myc expression as a novel therapeutic strategy for gastric cancer

Charlene Holt

Allied Health Research Award Improving help-seeking for postnatal depression and anxiety: A cluster randomised controlled trial of Motivational Interviewing 
Madeleine Tancock

Austin Lifesciences Prize for Basic Research

Drug treatments induce tumor and host cell changes enabling a fraction of tumor cells to survive and give rise to recurrence.

Remika Mito

Florey Prize for Neuroscience Research Fibre-specific white matter changes in Alzheimer's disease: novel insights from higher-order diffusion-weighted imaging

Teresa MacDonald

ONJCRI Scholarship

Measuring PlGF and sFlt-1 at 36 weeks' gestation to predict small-for-gestational-age infants or late-onset preeclampsia

Sarah Howe Nursing Research Award and Clinical or Patient Care Nursing Quality Project Award  Follow-Up Audit Results of the New Protocol for TR Band Removal Post Coronary Angiography
Jennifer Cori
Rob Pierce Memorial Award 

Hypocapnia has minimal effect on genioglossus muscle after-discharge elicited by arousal from sleep