Research Award

The Health Sciences Research Award is given to a new investigator in the Health Sciences Section. The award is designed to encourage postdoctoral research and encourage participation in the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting.

Interested Health Sciences Section students, trainees, fellows and junior faculty must submit an abstract for the Society's Annual Scientific Meeting. Once the abstract has been accepted, a 1,500-word paper by the trainee (describing the research) should be submitted by the deadline below. The award is made on the basis of the paper.

Final Submission Deadline
July 31, 2019


  • Applicants must be a member of the Health Sciences section.
  • Applicants must be new investigators who have received a doctoral degree within the past seven (7) years.
  • Applicants’ abstracts must be accepted for the Annual Scientific Meeting.
    • Once accepted, applicants must submit a 1,500 word paper describing the research.

Nature of Award
The recipient receives $500, a certificate, and is recognized at the Health Sciences Section Business Meeting and Award Presentation at the 2019 GSA Annual Scientific Meeting in Austin, TX.

Self Nomiantion Process

In order to submit for this award, upload two copies of your paper (one blinded, one not) and abstract control ID using the online nominations portal by July 31.  Please note that your submission must be based on your accepted abstract. 

Past Awardees
View here

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