The Early Researcher Award (formerly Young Investigator Award) was created as an annual award by the EAPC in 2009. This award is designed to recognise the work of young (novice) scientists and clinicians in the field of palliative care who have recently made, or are currently making an outstanding contribution to research. It aims to highlight their personal career development and their potential for the future.
Researchers from any country can apply, not just those based in Europe.
Three award winners will be selected. The winner of the first place will be invited to present his/her work to an international audience by giving a plenary lecture at the 14th EAPC World Congress. Travel cost, accommodation and registration fee will be covered.
The winners of the joint second place will be publicly honoured at the Congress and on the Congress homepage. The EAPC will also cover their registration fee.
The 14th World Congress is being held in Copenhagen, Denmark, on 8 to 10 May 2015. The theme of the congress will be ‘Building Bridges’, highlighting the fact that palliative care practice is complex and challenging and its success depends on building bridges between different professional and non professional groups, disciplines, countries, regions and continents.
Candidates can apply themselves, or be nominated by their supervisor or similar. In making the nomination, please make sure that the candidate agrees to be nominated and to give a plenary lecture. The application must include a full CV and a list of publications.
The deadline for applications is 5pm on 30 November 2014. Find out more on the EAPC Congress website.
Today Dr Andrew Olagunju, who received a special commendation at this year’s Early Researcher Awards, has reflected on his experience of the congress on the EAPC blog. Dr Olagunju was also interviewed by ehospice Africa earlier this year.