Emerging Researcher Award

The Emerging Researcher Award recognises research and/or clinical excellence by an active member of the NZSE early in their career.

Eligibility

Society members who are within 6 years (taking into account career interruptions) of having obtained a higher degree or diploma (i.e. PhD, MD, FRACP) and who are currently financial (the applicant must have been a financial member of NZSE for at least 12 months at the time of application) are eligible to apply. The award will be made based on the applicant’s submitted statement of research and/or clinical achievements and career plans, curriculum vitae, and publications (with consideration given to career stage).

Regulations

  • The value of the award supported is $1000 and will be accompanied by a certificate of recognition.
  • The deadline for applications is 1 May. No award will be made if none of the applications are deemed of sufficient merit.
  • Applications should be addressed to the NZSE Secretary (contact@nzse.science.org.nz) and should include a statement of research and/or clinical achievements and career plans (200-300 words), and a curriculum vitae in standard New Zealand MSI format.
  • The recipient of the award will be asked to give a featured oral presentation at the annual biomedical science (MedSci) meeting or the biennial Clinical Meeting, and the award formally presented at the conference dinner.

Past Emerging Research Awardees

Dr Kiristina Smiley

2019, University of Otago  – Identifying a novel role for prolactin in the transition to paternal care (NZSE meeting at MedSci, Queenstown)