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Call for Nominations: Accelerating Science Award Program
Nominate A Pioneer who has applied scientific research published through Open Access to innovate in any field.
Deadline: June 15, 2013
The Accelerating Science Award Program (ASAP) recognizes individuals who have used, applied, or remixed scientific research — published through Open Access — to make a difference in science, medicine, business, technology or society as a whole.
Three top awards of $30,000 each
A trip to Washington, D.C., to be honored at Open Access Week in October, 2013
Inclusion in a portfolio book distributed online and in print around the world
American Psychoanalytic Association Scientific Paper Prize
The $1000 Scientific Paper Prize recognizes the most outstanding empirical research paper relevant to psychoanalysis published in the previous calendar year.
Sponsor: Committee on Scientific Activities - Subcommittee on Science Paper Prizes
Empirical research papers published in English in any peer-reviewed journal. Authors need not be APsaA members. Judges review the major psychoanalytic journals to identify papers for consideration, and encourage the submission of papers published elsewhere.
Deadline for submission is February 1 of the subsequent year. Electronic submission is encouraged, or five hard copies addressed to Chair of the Subcommittee on Science Paper Prizes.
Barbara Milrod, M.D., Chair
Tina Faison firstname.lastname@example.org
American Psychoanalytic Association
309 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10017
American Psychoanalytic Association 2014 Courage to Dream Book Prize
The Committee on Psychoanalysis and the Academy seeks nominations for the 2014 Book Prize.
The $500 prize will be awarded to a scholar in any discipline currently holding, or retired from, a full-time appointment at a college or university in the United States for a book published in 2012-2013 that best promotes the integration of the academic and clinical worlds of psychoanalysis.
Nominations, which should include 2 copies of the book, must be received no later than 5:00pm eastern time on
September 20, 2013.
For further information, please contact
Peter L. Rudnytsky, Ph.D., LCSW, Co-Chair
Please submit nominations to:
American Psychoanalytic Association
309 East 49th Street
New York, NY 10017
Pierskalla Award of the Health Applications Society of INFORMS
The Health Applications Society of INFORMS sponsors an annual competition for the Pierskalla Award, which recognizes research excellence in the field of health care management science. The award includes a $500 honorarium for the best paper presented in a Health Applications Society sponsored session at the annual INFORMS conference.
The award is named after Dr. William Pierskalla to recognize his contribution and dedication to improving health services delivery through operations research. Dr. Pierskalla is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Anderson School at UCLA and the Ronald A. Rosenfeld Professor Emeritus, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and serves as an editor on numerous operations research journals.
To be considered for the award, a full paper must be submitted by the application deadline to the Chair of the Pierskalla Committee (see Application Process details below). The submission can be a working paper, a paper under review, or a previously published paper, and is not restricted to papers written by students. If desired by the authors, the winning paper will be published in Health Care Management Science if it has not been published or is not under review elsewhere.
Papers are judged by a panel of up to four representatives from the Health Applications Society on
Contribution to operations research/management science in health care
Readability, clarity and organization of the paper
Technical content and scope relative to the length of the paper
Up to five finalists will be selected and invited to present their work at the INFORMS annual meeting in a session devoted to the competition. The panel judging the papers reserves the right not to award a prize in any given year.
A complete entry consists of:
1. A single-page PDF cover letter containing the following:
Names and affiliations of all co-authors
Complete contact information of the corresponding author
The paper title
Appropriate keywords for the submitted paper
The filename of the cover letter should be CorrespondingAuthorLastName_CoverLetter.pdf.
2. A completely anonymous paper in PDF format that meets the following criteria:
Author(s) names or affiliations should not appear anywhere in the paper
At most 32 pages excluding the appendix but including tables, figures, and references. The paper must include all material necessary for judges to assess its technical correctness and confirm the validity of results.
The formatting standards for submitting a paper to major INFORMS journals (such as Management Science or Operations Research) apply.
The filename of the submitted paper should be ShortTitleOfThePaper.pdf.
The above two documents should be sent by the entrant as e-mail attachments to email@example.com.
The email’s subject line should be: 2013 INFORMS Pierskalla Award Submission. Complete entries must be received on or before Monday, July 1, 2013.
Any question(s) related to the competition should be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The winning paper will not be announced until the Health Applications Society's business meeting at the INFORMS annual meeting.
2013 committee members
Co-Chair: Vishal Ahuja
Booth School of Business
University of Chicago
Co-Chair: John Birge
Booth School of Business
University of Chicago
Call for Nominations: Pan American Health Organization/Pan American Health and Education Foundation 2013 Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Public Health Literature
The call for nominations is now open for the 2013 PAHO/PAHEF Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health. The deadline to submit a nomination is June 14, 2013 at 5:00 pm ET (Washington, D.C., time).
If you have questions, contact email@example.com.
This award honors Dr. Fred L. Soper, director of the Pan American Sanitary Bureau from 1947 to 1959, and his outstanding contributions to health in the Americas. The award recognizes Dr. Soper for his many significant contributions to research and control of infectious diseases in the Americas. At the 12th Pan American Sanitary Conference in January 1947, Dr. Fred L. Soper, of the United States, was elected as director of the re-organized Pan American Sanitary Bureau from 1947 – 1958.
This award is one of the awards in the Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health Program, a joint partnership of the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF).
The award is intended to stimulate excellence in medical/public health research and literature by recognizing a significant contribution in the region of Americas, with an emphasis in Latin America and/or the Caribbean.
A paper selected for the Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Public Health Literature will have high and far-reaching impact on policy and research with a focus in the region of the Americas, especially in Latin America and/or the Caribbean. Impact may be measured at different levels of the public health field which may include: civil society/federal/state/municipal levels, physicians/nurses/associations/health care providers, non-governmental organizations, hospitals, managers, policymakers, etc. Nominations for publications related to infectious diseases are encouraged, but are not required. Only articles that were published within the three years previous to the nomination in a scientific journal indexed in a medical database (e.g., PubMed, SciELO) or in the Pan American Journal of Public Health are eligible for consideration.
If an article has multiple authors, the first or corresponding author should receive the award on behalf of the article.
NOTE: It is the responsibility of the nominator to notify each of the article’s authors that the article is being nominated.
Staff members, consultants, and interns in active service of PAHO, the World Health Organization (WHO), and other United Nations agencies; current official representatives to PAHO's governing bodies (e.g., ministers of health); sitting members of PAHEF’s board of directors; PAHEF staff, consultants, advisors, and interns; and members of the Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Public Health Literature jury are ineligible to receive the award.
Form of the Award
The award consists of a cash prize, a certificate of honor, and a symbolic representation of the award.
Call for Nominations: Society for Medical Anthropology Eileen Basker Memorial Prize
Deadline: July 1, awarded every year.
The Eileen Basker Memorial Prize was founded by Virginia R. Dominguez in collaboration with the AAA’s Society for Medical Anthropology in 1987 following the death of Israeli-American critical medical anthropologist and feminist, Eileen Basker, in October 1986.
The SMA welcomes nominations for the Eileen Basker Memorial Prize, awarded annually for a significant contribution to scholarship on gender and health by scholars from any discipline or nation, for a specific book, article, film, or exceptional PhD thesis produced within the preceding three years. The Prize is awarded to the work judged to be the most courageous, significant, and potentially influential contribution to scholarship in the area of gender and health. Winners receive a $1000 cash award and are recognized at the SMA business meeting during the AAA.
Nominations are invited from one or more individuals in the form of a letter indicating the impact of the particular work on the field. Self-nomination is not permitted. Publishers of nominated books are expected to supply three copies of the relevant work to the Prize Committee.
The deadline for receipt of materials is yearly on July 1. Enquiries and nominations for the award should be sent to the chair of the Basker Prize Committee:
Sarah Willen – firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Anthropology
University of Connecticut
Beach Hall 438
Storrs, CT 06269-1176
Biomedical Engineering Society Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award
In honor of Rita Schaffer, former BMES Executive Director, the Society established the Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award in 2000. Rita Schaffer gift's of her estate, along with contributions from her family, friends, and associates, has enabled BMES to create this award.
The Young Investigator Award is offered each year to stimulate research careers in biomedical engineering. The recipient will present a 20-minute Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Lecture, and to publish the text of the lecture in the Annals of Biomedical Engineering. The awardees must be within 5 years of receiving his/her highest degree that summarizes the innovation and impact of the nominee’s research. Applications must include a curriculum vita, a single manuscript published or accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal, no more than 2 years prior to the deadline for application, and confidential letters by two recognized authorities in the field of work, neither of whom is associated with the institution at which the work was completed.
Application form, nominee’s curriculum vita, confidential letters by two recognized authorities in the field of the work, neither of whom associated with the institution at which the work was not completed nor a co-author on the paper, attesting to the significance of the investigation described in the manuscript.
The award is in recognition of high level of originality and ingenuity in a scientific work in biomedical engineering. The awardee must be within 5 years of receiving his or her highest degree. (5 years at the time of application deadline).
Because selection of the awardee will largely be based on the review of a single published paper describing original work, if the candidate is not the sole author of the manuscript, she/he must be the first or senior author and the manuscript must be accompanied by a letter from the first or senior co-author attesting to the role of each contributor in design, execution and authoring the manuscript.
The applicant must be a BMES Member in good standing.
The award consists of a plaque, a complimentary registration for the annual meeting, a $1,000 check and travel expenses up to $1,000.
Please fill out the official application form and attach all necessary documents and submit it to BMES by May 31st. Electronic submission is strongly recommended. Please email email@example.com with any questions.
Abbott-American Society for Microbiology Lifetime Achievement Award
ASM's premier award for sustained contributions to the microbiological sciences.
The nominee must be a mature scientist, active or retired, from any relevant area of microbiology.
A cash prize of $20,000, a commemorative piece, and travel to the ASM General Meeting where the laureate delivers the Abbott-ASM Lifetime Achievement Award lecture.
Deadline: July 1.
Nominations will be considered without updating for three years. Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted. Only one nominating form and two supporting forms are accepted per nomination. The two supporters must be persons other than the nominator who are familiar with the nominee's qualifications and accomplishments. Only one of the three individuals involved in the nomination may be employed at the nominee's institution. The nominator and supporters must not share employers. Nominations must consist of the following:
Curriculum vitae, including a list of publications, emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
ASM awards are granted at the discretion of award selection committees and may not be awarded every year.
Lee F. Rogers International Fellowship in Radiology Journalism
Funded by The Roentgen Fund
The American Roentgen Ray Society offers one-month annual fellowships in radiology journalism. Radiologists practicing abroad are eligible for the Rogers Fellowship. Rogers Fellowships are announced in July of every other year. The fellowships must be completed within a year.
1. To stimulate bright, promising radiologists to continue with an academic career, enhance their credentials, and stimulate interest in good radiology journalism.
2. To improve the quality of radiology journals by teaching the fundamentals of medical journalism, train manuscript reviewers and future editors, and provide core teachers of medical journalism in radiology departments around the country.
Through hands-on experience, the fellows will be taught the fundamentals of medical writing, manuscript preparation, peer review, manuscript editing, the ethics of scientific journalism, and journal publication and printing in personal tutorials given by the AJR editors and by the editorial and production staff.
The successful candidate will be awarded a maximum of $12,000 to cover travel and other costs of the fellowship. The funding will be awarded at the end of the fellowship after the fellow has turned in expense reports and receipts.
Applicants should send a curriculum vitae and a letter describing the candidate's goals during the fellowship. Letters of recommendation from his or her department chair and one other senior person are required. Applicants for the Rogers Fellowship should be send electronically to email@example.com. Applications for the 2014 fellowship are due June 13, 2013.