The New Investigator Award for excellence in the conduct and presentation of research will be made at the Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM) of the ASA and ANZSSA. Presentations for consideration for this award will be delivered during the New Investigator Symposium.
All eligible applicants must be a member of the Australasian Sleep Association or the Australia and New Zealand Sleep Science Association. The original work to be presented will have been carried out by the applicant, during the applicant’s research training (up to and including PhD studies or equivalent). Previous winners are ineligible. The age of the applicant will not determine eligibility. The applicant’s eligibility should be verified by their Supervisor or Head of Department.
Submissions for the New Investigator Award are limited to one abstract per author.
Eligible abstracts will be reviewed by the ASA Research Committee, and successful applicants will be required to present their abstract as an oral presentation in the New Investigator Symposium at the ASM. The presentation will be ten minutes followed by five minutes for questions.
Presenters will be required to demonstrate:
The oral presentations will be judged by the ASA Research Committee and other members of ASA and/or ANZSSA. The judging will be based on scientific merit and significance (40%), visual (10%) and oral (20%) presentation and understanding/responding to questions (30%). The New Investigator Award will be presented at the Gala Dinner.
Presenters in the New Investigator Symposium must be the first AND presenting author of their abstract and must register and attend the meeting. An applicant who submits multiple first author abstracts for the ASM may only select one to be considered for the New Investigator Award per year.
To submit your abstract and to be considered for the New Investigator Symposium, please follow the instructions below:
NEW INVESTIGATOR AWARD RECIPIENTS