This award is presented at the annual scientific meeting of APEG to the best scientific presentation by an APEG member who is within 5 years (or equivalent full time*) of completing their specialist qualifications (eg: FRACP, PhD, MD etc, whichever is earliest) and is an emerging researcher. APEG members with established research track records as evidenced by publications and/or success in research grant funding would not normally be considered appropriate candidates for this award.
The award is made on the advice of a committee, which consists of at least 3 people appointed by APEG Council. Candidates are assessed according to their project’s scientific merit and originality, the clarity of their presentation and their response to questions from the audience.
Persons who have previously won the award will not be eligible to apply.
* justification of the equivalent full time period may be requested
APEG Council reserves the right to make the final decision re the suitability of any applicant for this award.
For a list of past Emerging Investigators winners, please see ‘Past Award Winners’ tab in this section of the website