Awards and Prizes for Trainees

Trainee Research Day Awards:

Best Poster Presentation at McGill International TB Centre Student Day

At the end of the Annual Trainee Research Day, awards are given for the Poster Presentations. Students are evaluated on content, clear statement of hypothesis, clarity of poster, clarity of presentation as well as ability to answer questions. Number of prizes awarded dependent on number of entries: First prize - $300, Second prize - $200, Third prize - $100

Best Oral Presentation at McGill International TB Centre Student Day

At the end of the Annual Trainee Research Day, awards are given for the Oral Presentations. Number of prizes awarded dependent on number of entries: First prize - $300, Second prize - $200, Third prize - $100

ALFA Travel Award at McGill International TB Centre Student Day

This travel award given to the overall winner of the Annual Trainee Research Day. Winners are invited to attend the Montreal General Hospital Foundation Annual Research Dinner in the fall of the same year.  


Publication Awards:

Emil Skamene Prizes for the Best Paper in Biomedical Research

Established in 2015 and co-sponsored by McGill Global Health Programs, these $500 awards are given for the Best Paper in Fundamental Research each calendar year. There is a prize given to Graduate Students and another for Postdoctoral Fellows. Winners will be announced at the Annual Trainee Research Day and asked to present at Global Health Night or at Global Health Research Day.

Jonathan Meakins Prizes for the Best Paper in Clinical Research

Established in 2015 and co-sponsored by McGill Global Health Programs, these $500 awards are given for the Best Paper in Fundamental Research each calendar year. There is a prize given to Graduate Students and another for Postdoctoral Fellows. Winners will be announced at the Annual Trainee Research Day and asked to present at Global Health Night or at Global Health Research Day.

Margaret Becklake Prizes for the Best Paper in Health Outcomes Research

Established in 2015 and co-sponsored by McGill Global Health Programs, these $500 awards are given for the Best Paper in  Health Outcomes Research (Epidemiology, Public Health or Global Health Research) for the calendar year. There is a prize given to Graduate Students and another for Postdoctoral FellowsWinners will be announced at the Annual Trainee Research Day and asked to present at Global Health Night or at Global Health Research Day.

Eligibility:

  • Only one publication can be submitted per trainee
  • A Centre member can submit more than one entry (e.g. one per student and one per postdoc), but no student can be nominated more than once.
  • Eligibility period: Any peer-reviewed paper that was published in the open literature (ePub or actually published) from January 1 to December 31, 2017.
  • Subject: The subject should be limited to mycobacterial infections ie) TB, leprosy, Nontuberculous Mycobacteria

Entries will be judged by a panel of three members of the Centre. The committee will use the following criteria in making judgments:

  • The research approach
  • The originality of the ideas or methods
  • The impact of the research

Winners will be announced at the Annual Trainee Research Day and asked to present at Global Health Night or Global Health Research Day if possible. Please send this notice to students who were present in 2017 but no longer here as they may have been removed from the mailing list.

Please send Lynn Dery Capes (lynn.derycapes [at] mail.mcgill.ca) an email stating the award applied for, the student name and status (currently at McGill or graduated) as well as a PDF copy of the publication submitted.

Deadline for Publication award applications is May 18, 2018. Please send an email to lynn.derycapes [at] mail.mcgill.ca (Lynn Dery Capes) with a pdf of the article.


Travel Awards:

Established in 2015 and co-sponsored by McGill Global Health Programs, there be will a total of 6 Travel Awards given out each year valued up to $1,500/each. These awards are specifically for trainees (Graduate students and Postdoctoral Fellows) in the fields of Tuberculosis and other mycobacterial research, and will be used for travelling (e.g. registration and travel expenses) to present their own research at national and international scientific meetings and/or conferences. Applications are twice per year in the fall and spring.

The next deadline for Travel award applications will be in Fall 2018 . Your application must be submitted through the on-line form APPLICATION.

A condition of the award requires a poster presentation of the research or activities for which the travel award was given on Global Health Night and TB Centre Trainee Research Day