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AuPS Awards and Prizes

Applications have closed for the 2017 AuPS prizes and awards.

Prize winners will be announced at the 2017 AuPS conference in November.


Sponsored by SDR Scientific

The A K McIntyre Prize is named in honour of the Society's first President.

The Prize shall be awarded periodically to members of the Society who are judged to have made significant contributions to Australian physiological science over their pre-doctoral and early post-doctoral years.

Application & Eligibility:
To be considered for this award, nominees must:

  • be proposed by two financial members of the Society, who should provide a statement of not more than 500 words summarising the nominee's achievements.
  • provide a curriculum vitae and a list of published works, including conference proceedings.
  • normally have graduated from their PhD or equivalent doctoral degree by 1st November not more than 7 years before the year of application.
  • be financial Ordinary Members of the Society

In considering nominations, the judges will take into account the nominee's contributions to scientific meetings of the Society. No individual may be awarded the prize more than once.

The judging committee shall consist of the Executive Committee of Council (except that any member with a conflict of interest shall be replaced with another Councillor), together with up to two additional members of Council who shall be appointed for each specific round of nominations.

Prize:
The Prize, sponsored by SDR Scientific, consist of a medal and the sum of $1000.

When awarded, the winner will be announced during the conference dinner at the following AuPS meeting, and in the December Newsletter.

Email applications to the AuPS National Secretary
Dr Deanne Hryciw: Secretary@aups.org.au

Closing date:
Applications close 5pm, 27th October 2017.

Past winners can be viewed in the archive


The Michael Roberts Excellence in Physiology Education Award is an award bestowed periodically by the Australian Physiological Society in memory of Michael Roberts, who was a lifelong passionate and dedicated advocate of physiology teaching and education.

The award is intended to recognise AuPS members who have demonstrated a sustained performance of excellence in the delivery of physiology education at the tertiary level, and make a contribution to the teaching activities of AuPS.

Application & Eligibility:
The award is open to ordinary financial members of the Australian Physiological Society who are actively engaged in physiology education.

Candidates should provide a single page argued case for their nomination. In addition, candidates must provide evidence of achievement and impact which could include any of the following: letters of support from colleagues familiar with the teaching environment, detail of sustained high level teaching evaluation, student recognition, awards, success in obtaining substantial educational research funding and publications. Applications containing a brief Curriculum Vitae and evidence of achievement should be a maximum of three pages, plus a single page argument for their nomination.

In considering nominations, the judges will take into account the nominee's contributions to scientific meetings of the Society.

Prize:
The recipient of this award will be presented with a medal and a cash award, at the conference dinner in the year of the award, and will be invited to deliver a keynote lecture at the Educational Symposium in the following year's AuPS conference.

Email applications to the AuPS National Secretary
Dr Deanne Hryciw: Secretary@aups.org.au

Closing date:
Applications close 5pm, 27th October 2017.

Past winners can be viewed in the archive


Sponsored by SDR Scientific

An annual award for the best original paper published by an AuPS member during their first 4 postdoctoral years.

Eligibility:
To be considered for this award:

  • The paper must be based on work carried out and published during your first 4 postdoctoral years.
  • The paper must have been published (either on paper or online) between 30th September 2016 and 1st October 2017.
  • Applicants must be current financial Members of the Society (provisional members are not eligible to apply)

Application:
Applications should include:

  • A pdf of the publication
  • A statement of date of award of your PhD
  • A short statement on the paper's impact
  • An explanation of your contribution (to multi-author papers only)

Assessment Criteria:
Applications will be ranked by a committee of AuPS Council members according to the following criteria:

  1. Impact on the field
  2. Applicant's contribution to the publication, endorsed by the supervisor and/or senior author of the paper
  3. Innovation and originality
  4. Technical difficulty
  5. Scientific rigour
  6. Clarity of organization and writing style
  7. The prize will only be awarded once to a given individual

Prize:
The Prize, sponsored by SDR Scientific, consist of a $500 award, to be used to present work at a conference. (Note: winners will be reimbursed after providing a copy of an invoice of conference expenses). Winners will be announced during the conference dinner of the following AuPS meeting and in the December AuPS newsletter.

Email applications to the AuPS National Secretary
Dr Deanne Hryciw: Secretary@aups.org.au

Closing date:
Applications close 5pm, 27th October 2017.

Past winners can be viewed in the archive


Sponsored by SDR Scientific

An annual award for the best original paper published by an AuPS member during the course of their PhD studies.

Eligibility:
To be considered for this award:

  • The paper must be based on work carried out during your PhD and accepted for publication during your PhD or up to one year after the acceptance of your PhD.
  • The paper must have been published (either on paper or online) between 30th September 2016 and 1st October 2017.
  • Applicants must be current financial Members of the Society (provisional members are not eligible to apply)

Application:
Applications should include:

  • A pdf of the publication
  • A statement of date of award of your PhD
  • A short statement on the paper's impact
  • An explanation of your contribution (to multi-author papers only)

Assessment Criteria:
Applications will be ranked by a committee of AuPS Council members according to the following criteria:

  1. Impact on the field
  2. Applicant's contribution to the publication, endorsed by the supervisor and/or senior author of the paper
  3. Innovation and originality
  4. Technical difficulty
  5. Scientific rigour
  6. Clarity of organization and writing style
  7. The prize will only be awarded once to a given individual

Prize:
The Prize, sponsored by SDR Scientific, consist of a $500 award, to be used to present work at a conference. (Note: winners will be reimbursed after providing a copy of an invoice of conference expenses). Winners will be announced during the conference dinner of the following AuPS meeting and in the December AuPS newsletter.

Email applications to the AuPS National Secretary
Dr Deanne Hryciw: Secretary@aups.org.au

Closing date:
Applications close 5pm, 27th October 2017.

Past winners can be viewed in the archive


   Sponsored by SDR Scientific

In 1990, the Society instituted the awarding of prizes at each meeting for the best presentations (oral and poster) by graduate students in physiology and related disciplines. First and second prizes in both categories are normally awarded.

Prize:
The first prize winners in each category will receive $250, and the second prize winner in each category will receive $100 sponsored by SDR Scientific

Eligibilty:
Only persons who have been approved as Student Members will be eligible for Student Prizes.

Application:
Student presenting authors need only indicate they wish to be considered for the presentation prizes when they submit their abstract through the on-line system. (Note: Abstract submissions close 22 September 2017)

Past winners can be viewed in the archive