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Young Investigator Award

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Deadline: November 15, 2017
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The highly prestigious Young Investigator Award honors the early achievements of scientists and physician-scientists engaged in a discovery-based career addressing diseases that affect children. The award seeks to recognize past achievements and encourage the further ascendance of a research star. In addition to individual recognition, the award honors the department and Institution responsible for creating and preserving a research environment conducive to profound research accomplishment. Given annually since 1983, the award has consistently recognized early and outstanding research accomplishments of leading scientists involved in pediatric research. The present award provides an excellent opportunity to recognize both past and future contributions of an individual dedicated to unraveling the mysteries of childhood development or disease.

A single award is presented annually. The award includes a $2,000 honorarium and provides resources to fund travel to the annual meeting of the PAS Meeting. The award recipient is expected to attend the PAS Meeting to receive the award and provide the Society with a research presentation.

Nomination Criteria

  • Must have completed not more than seven (7) years of post-residency training (residency or post-doctoral clinical or research fellowship) at the time of the PAS Meeting
  • Must not hold a rank higher than Assistant Professor or equivalent rank.
  • Nominators of candidates who have completed more than 7 years of post-training due to interruptions in their research careers but who are otherwise eligible may request that the committee waive this stipulation.
  • Individuals with an M.D. and/or Ph.D. degree are encouraged to apply.
  • The research work for which the award is made must have been undertaken after graduation from medical school or completion of the nominee's Ph.D.
  • Nominations must be made by a member of at least one of the Societies or Alliances that comprise the Pediatric Academic Societies.
  • Members of the Award Selection Committee cannot nominate or support any nominations.

Award Selection

  • The winning applicant is selected on the basis of published research and potential impact on childhood diseases.
  • A single award will be given.┬áIn the event no outstanding application is submitted in a given year, the award will not be given.
  • The awardee will present the research work during the Society for Pediatric Research Presidential Plenary session of the PAS Meeting.