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Prizes and Awards 2019-overview

A range of generous prizes are on offer for ResearchFest 2019. All prizes and awards are expected to be redeemed before April 2021

Applicants will be shortlisted on the basis of the quality of the abstract submitted for ResearchFest 2019. 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 17 October 2019.

Applicants for each award are required to demonstrate their eligiblity by submitting the declaration of eligibility with their application.

Prizes and Awards 2019-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 Discovery Research Prize

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

This award is specifically for researchers in Fundamental/Bench/Basic Science/Discovery Research.  Research in direct clinical areas is not eligible.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Early career researchers and current students (ie up to 5 years post degree) 
  • Fundamental/Bench/Basic Science/Discovery research (Lab based research not clinical research)

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

Details of Award

Declaration of Eligibility

 

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, 
    16 October 2019

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

Details of Award

Declaration of Eligibility

 

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 of Award

Declaration of Eligibility

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 of Award

Declaration of Eligibility

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 of award 

Declaration of Eligibility

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 of Award

Declaration of Eligibility

 

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 of Award

Declaration of Eligibility

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 of Award

Declaration of Eligibility

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 of Award

Declaration of Eligibility

 

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 29 August 2017. Awardees will be subsequently encouraged to apply to the Premiers Award for Health and Medical Research 2020

Details

Details of Award, basic research

 

Details of Award, 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
  • Cancer Researcher

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

Details of Award

Declaration of Eligibility

 

 

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 HSB by 16 August 2019.  The nomination can be emailed to geraldine.richards at austin.org.au

Details of Award 

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 of Award

Declaration of Eligibility

Consumer Engagement Award

The Consumer Engagement Award was developed by consumers from the Austin Health Community Advisory Committee. The aim of the award is to showcase consumer engagement projects and initiatives taking place across Austin Health and to reward those that involve consumers in the planning, implementation and evaluation process.

Consumer Representatives develop the selection criteria, select finalists and decide the most outstanding.

Submissions for the 2019 awards must be submitted by 5pm Monday 16 September 2019.

Please forward electronic copies to patientexperienceoffice at austin.org.au and A3 laminated poster to Centre for Patient Experience, Level 1, Austin Tower.

Details of Award

Complete details on Centre for Patient Experience Hub page 

 

Prizes and awards 2019 - list of winners

Congratulations to the  winners of Austin LifeSciences Research Week 2019 prizes and awards.

These are the winners of the awards for 2019.  The abstracts of these works are in the abstracts pdf 

Name of recipient Name of award For work
Professor Jeffrey Zajac AMRF Distinguished Scientist Award 

To honour Professor Zajac'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.

Ali Ghasem-Zadeh
AMRF Research Higher Degree Award

Evaluation of bone microstructure of distal radius and distal tibia on human objects using phase-contrast synchrotron radiation computed tomography

Teresa MacDonald  AMRF Young Investigator Award Increasing fetal growth velocity increases the risk of shoulder dystocia among non-macrosomic fetuses

Brooke Chapman

Allied Health Research Award Reduced handgrip strength in liver transplant recipients is associated with poor outcomes after transplantation
Wendi Lin

Austin LifeSciences University of Melbourne Discovery Research Prize

Measurable residual disease detection by next generation sequencing in B-cell acute lymphoblastic leukaemia

Amy Schneider

Florey Prize for Neuroscience Research Double somatic mosaicism in a child with Dravet syndrome 

Antonin Serrano

ONJCRI Scholarship Unravelling breast cancer heterogeneity using genetic barcoded patient-derived xenograft
Hayley Hall and Sofia Karageorge
Clinical or Patient Care Nursing Quality Project Award  Seeing the opportunity
Danielle Wilson Rob Pierce Memorial Award 

Sleep-disordered breathing in gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia: Impact on maternal and fetal outcomes

Polly Dufton Nursing Research Award Pre-treatment patient education: Establishing a shared understanding of best-practice
Lorelle Martin
LaTrobe University School of Nursing and Midwifery Nursing Journal Award Differences in characteristics, performance targets and outcomes for men and women with STEMI in a large tertiary Australian hospital
Phelia Kunniardy Clinical Dean's Prize for MD Research Project Inpatient Coronary Angiography is Associated with Reduced Mortality in Patients aged >85 years with Non-ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction
Lakmie Gunarathne
CEO's Award for Basic Science Research Therapeutic potential of targeting the protective arm of the renin-angiotensin system in cirrhotic and non-cirrhotic portal hypertension
Laura Bird
CEO's Award for Clinical Research Neuroprotective value of music training

 

 

 

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