These awards recognise the best scientific published works in the field of health services and policy research. The best qualitative and quantitative papers and an Australian and New Zealand winner may be selected in each category.
Best overall paper
Best paper by an Early Career Researcher (ECR)
Papers must be related to the nominee’s post-doctoral research and not their PhD.
Early Career Researchers (ECRs) are defined as researchers who have been awarded a PhD on or since 31st July 2013, or (for those without a PhD) have had a research career spanning less than 8 years. Longer periods will be considered on application for candidates able to demonstrate a career disruption.
Best paper by a PhD Student
Papers must be related to PhD studies in Health Services Research.
Applicants must be either enrolled in a PhD or within 1 year of having a PhD awarded at July 2018.
Eligibility and Nominations Instructions:
Self-nomination is acceptable.
Candidates must be individual HSRAANZ Members or staff/students of a HSRAANZ corporate group, or nominated by an individual or corporate member.
Papers may have multiple authors, but the nominee must be the first author and their contribution to the paper must be declared.
Papers nominated for the best overall and ECR paper must have been published (including early view papers) in a peer-reviewed journal between 1 July 2017 and 30 June 2018.
PhD student papers may be already published, accepted for publication or prepared in a format suitable for submission to a peer-reviewed journal.
- Completed Application Form (See below).
- Copy of paper.
- Declaration of nominee’s contribution to the paper.
Submissions will be judged on the author’s demonstrated ability to:
- Write clearly and concisely.
- Presents logical arguments
- Uses appropriate and sound methods
- Shows how results are relevant to policy and practice
- Demonstrates advancement of knowledge
Application deadline extended to 31 August 2018 .