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2016 Awards & Prizes - Call for Nominations - extended till 31 August 2016

The HSRAANZ’s awards and prizes program recognises individuals who have made significant contributions to the fields of health services research and health policy in Australia and New Zealand.

The following awards and prizes will be presented at an HSRAANZ event and AGM to be held in October/November 2016.  The best applicants may be invited to present their work at the event.

See below for details of each award/prize and the application process.  The deadline for applications for all 2016 awards has been extended till 31 August 2016.

To discuss sponsorship of any of the following awards please contact Sarah Green on 02 9514 4723/email sarah.green@chere.uts.edu.au

    All Awards and Prizes

  • Health Services and Policy Research Paper of the Year

    This award recognises the best scientific published works in the field health services and policy research. Awards will be made for the following categories:

    Best overall paper (Australian)

    Best overall paper (New Zealand)

    Best paper by an ECR (Australian)

    Best paper by an ECR (New Zealand)

    Early Career Researchers (ECR) are defined as researchers who have not published more than 15 papers as first author and do not hold an academic appointment at Associate Professor level or above. For those who have been awarded a doctorate (PhD) this needs to have been within five years of the conference date (longer periods will be considered on application for those claiming career disruption).

    Submission can be a single study or a collection of studies, qualitative or quantitative, or a synthesis of existing data

    Criteria

    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 must declare their contribution to the paper.

    Papers must have been published (including early view papers) in a peer-reviewed journal.

    Special consideration will be given to articles that produce new insights and have the potential to change current thinking.

    Submission requirements

    Completed Application Form (See below).

    Copy of  published paper.

    Declaration of nominees contribution to the paper.

    Judging Criteria

    Submissions will be judged on the authors demonstrated ability to:

    Write clearly and concisely.

    Present ideas and arguments logically

    Use appropriate, sound methods;

    Show how their results are relevant to policy and/or practice.

    Show the importance of key issue/focus,

    Demonstrate advancement of knowledge in the field,

    Demonstrate new insights.

    Assessment: By a panel of experts and peers selected by the HSRAANZ Executive.

    Application deadline extended till 31 August 2016.

    The Awards will be made at an HSRAANZ event and AGM to be held in October/November.  Applicants may be invited to present their research at the event.

  • Health Services and Policy Research Paper of the Year

    This award recognises the best scientific published works in the field health services and policy research. Awards will be made for the following catagories:

    Best overall paper (Australian)

    Best overall paper (New Zealand)

    Best paper by an ECR (Australian)

    Best paper by an ECR (New Zealand)

    Early Career Researchers (ECR) are defined as researchers who have not published more than 15 papers as first author and do not hold an academic appointment at Associate Professor level or above. For those who have been awarded a doctorate (PhD) this needs to have been within five years of the conference date (longer periods will be considered on application for those claiming career disruption).

    Submission can be a single study or a collection of studies, qualitative or quantitative, or a synthesis of existing data

    Criteria

    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 must declare their contribution to the paper.

    Papers must have been published (including early view papers) in a peer-reviewed journal between 1 July 2015 and 30 June 2016.

    Special consideration will be given to articles that produce new insights and have the potential to change current thinking.

    Submission requirements

    Completed Application Form (See below).

    Copy of  published paper.

    Declaration of nominees contribution to the paper.

    Judging Criteria

    Submissions will be judged on the authors demonstrated ability to:

    Write clearly and concisely.

    Present ideas and arguments logically

    Use appropriate, sound methods;

    Show how their results are relevant to policy and/or practice.

    Show the importance of key issue/focus,

    Demonstrate advancement of knowledge in the field,

    Demonstrate new insights.

    Assessment: By a panel of experts and peers (including policy makers) selected by the HSRAANZ Executive.

    Application deadline extended till 31 August 2016. .

    The Awards will be made at an HSRAANZ event and AGM to be held in October/November.  Applicants may be invited to present their research at the event.

  • Health Services and Policy Research Impact Award

    This award recognises research that has had a significant impact on health and health care . The award is intended to identify and promote examples of outstanding research that have been successfully translated into health policy, management, or clinical practice.  An award will be made for the best Australian and best New Zealand research.

    Criteria

    The award is open to an individual, group or institution.

    Research may be published or unpublished, a single study or a body of work, the work of an individual or a team.

    Applications should relate to health services research undertaken in the last five years.

    Self-nominations will be accepted.

    Candidates must be HSRAANZ members, staff/students of a HSRAANZ corporate member, or nominated by an individual or corporate member.

    Submission requirements:

    Completed Application Form (see below).

    Details of individual, group or institution.

    500 word description of the HSR and evidence of impact

    Judging Criteria

    Quality of research project/program:

    Demonstrated association/temporal relationship between conception and outcome;

    Evidence of impact (changes in practice, policy etc)

    Assessment: By a panel of experts and peers selected by the HSRAANZ Executive.

    Application deadline extended till 31 August 2016.

    The Awards will be made at an HSRAANZ event and AGM to be held in October/November.  Applicants may be invited to present their research at the event.

  • 2016 HSRAANZ Best PhD Prize

    Applications are invited for the 2016 HSRAANZ Best PhD Student Prize.  Prizes will be awarded for the best Australian and best New Zealand PhD Student.

    Criteria

    Applicants must be individual HSRAANZ Members, or nominated by an individual or corporate member.

    Applicants must be enrolled as a PhD student at end July 2016.

    Applicants must submit a short paper (no more than 5000 words) related to their PhD. The paper may be already published, accepted for publication or in preparation.

    Papers may have multiple authors, but the applicant must be the first author and must declare their contribution to the paper.

    The papers will be judged by an expert panel, selected by the HSRAANZ Executive Committee.

    The papers will be judged using the following criteria. (Maximum marks 20, each criterion of equal weight). Applicants will be judged on their demonstrated ability to:
     write clearly and concisely.
     present ideas and arguments logically
     use appropriate, sound methods; and
     show how their results are relevant to policy and/or practice.

    Application Process

    Completed application form (see below).

    Copy of paper.

    Plus any additional information, should be submitted to the HSRAANZ Executive Officer by 5pm on Friday 29 July 2016

    The Awards will be made at an HSRAANZ event and AGM to be held in October/November.  Applicants may be invited to present their research at the event.

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