Trainee Research Awards
The Trainee Research Awards recognize the best papers presented at the Annual Meeting by a predoctoral or postdoctoral trainee.
Previous winners (First, Second, or Third Place) of a Trainee Research Award from any year may not compete for this award. The work described in the abstract must be based on work performed primarily by the presenter. The competitions are open to eligible trainees regardless of country of origin. For a list of qualifications for this award, please see the Qualifications page.
The Awards Committee will evaluate all abstracts entered in competition for the Trainee Research Awards according to the following criteria: scientific merit, interpretation and impact of results, and clarity of the abstract. The Committee will select six finalists to compete for best platform presentation and six finalists to compete for best poster presentation. The criteria for final evaluation of the presentations are:
- merit of the study,
- presentation format,
- visual aids, and
- response to questions during discussion.
These abstracts will be scheduled for presentation at the meeting without consideration of status in the competition and will be identified in the program as finalists. The Awards Committee will then evaluate the presentations of each finalist and select First, Second, and Third prizes to be awarded to the three best poster and three best platform presentations. The Trainee Research Awards will be presented at a special ceremony at the end of the Annual Meeting. Questions concerning this award may be directed to Dr. Jennifer Wood, Chair, SSR Awards Committee (firstname.lastname@example.org).