Travel Grants and Prizes

Early Career Investigator Oral and Poster Awards

Supported by the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia (oral)
Supported by Clinical Science (poster)

This award is to encourage membership and foster active participation of early career investigators in the HBPRCA. The candidate must be an early career scientist (up to 10 years post-doctorate, with consideration given for career interruption).

Student Oral and Poster Presentation Awards

Supported by the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia

The candidate must be a student currently enrolled in an Honours, Masters or PhD program in a field relevant to the award. The goal of this prize is to encourage membership and foster active participation of enrolled scholars in the HBPRCA.

Prizes and Eligibility

All finalists are selected based on the ranking of their abstracts submitted by the normal process for presentation at the Annual Scientific Meeting of the Council. The winner of each prize will be decided by an specially convened judging panel based on the quality of the data and the presentation.

In order to be eligible for any of the awards listed above, you MUST:

  • be a member of the HBPRCA by September 30 in the year of application
  • be the first author of the abstract
  • NOT have published the work presented in the abstract in other than electronic form, at the time of submission.
  • NOT to have won an award in same category in the previous year*.

    Best Oral Prizes of $1,000 – will be awarded to the best presentation in the Early Career Investigator Oral Award Finalists Session and also to the best Student Oral Presentation.
    Best Poster Prizes of $500 will be awarded to the best Early Career Investigator presentation and also to the best student presentation. In each case the presentation will involve the poster and a mini oral presentation. The Early career Investigator award is sponsored by Clinical Science and includes a certificate and a year’s free online access to Clinical Science.

British Hypertension Society Award

Supported by the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia and the British Hypertension Society (BHS)

This is single award to the highest scoring presentation from either the Early Career Investigator Oral Award Finalists or the Student Oral Presentation Award Finalists. It is underlines the society’s strong alliance with the BHS. The prize is a formal invitation to attend and present at the following BHS Annual Scientific meeting in September. The award comprises an amount of $3,000 towards travel expenses. Accommodation will be provided by the BHS during the meeting in the UK. This money is in addition to the $1,000 received as either the Early Career Investigator Oral winner or the Student Oral Presentation Award winner. The recipient is also expected to visit laboratories with like research interests before or after the meeting (it is compulsory to visit at least one laboratory). The winner is not eligible for this award in subsequent years.

AHA Council for High Blood Pressure Research Award

Supported by the High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia and the AHA Council for High Blood Pressure Research (CHBPR)

This is single award to the highest scoring presentation from either the Early Career Investigator Oral Award Finalists or the Student Oral Presentation Award Finalists. It is underlines the society’s strong alliance with the CHBPR. The prize is a formal invitation to attend and present at the following CHBPR Annual Scientific Meeting in October. The award comprises an amount of $3,000 towards travel expenses. Accommodation will be provided by the CHBPR during the meeting in the US. This money is in addition to the $1,000 received as either the Early Career Investigator Oral winner or the Student Oral Presentation Award winner. The recipient is also expected to visit laboratories with like research interests before or after the meeting. The winner is not eligible for this award in subsequent years.

*If you won the poster or oral prize last year you are not eligible for the poster or oral prize in this year in the same category. A student winner who becomes a full member of the Council is eligible for the ECI award the following year.
 
 

Student Travel Awards

Travel grants-in-aid are offered to student members of the HBPRCA to encourage participation. You must be a student member of the HBPRCA by September 30 in the year of application, a full-time student in Australia or New Zealand and presenting at the meeting. If a travel grant is approved, available funds will be distributed based on a percentage of the economy return fare. Applicants must indicate on the Presenting Author Form when submitting their abstract if they would like to be considered for a travel grant. Applicants will be notified at the time of program announcement.

Robert van Dongen Travel Award

The Robert van Dongen Travel Award is presented to the young investigator from WA whose abstract scores most highly. No application is required.

HOW TO APPLY

The candidate must submit an abstract for the annual High Blood Pressure Research Council of Australia meeting online via the official conference website. Please e mail admin@yoursecretariat.com.au for more details.
When submitting the abstract the candidate must check the box to be considered for an award. Boxes for both oral and poster prizes may be checked but the candidate will only be considered as a finalist in one category. Travel awards are considered separately.