ESPR Early Career Investigator Awards at the 5th Congress of joint European Neonatal Societies (jENS 2023)

In honour of Prof Henry Halliday

We look forward to receiving your application for the ESPR Early Career Investigator Awards at jENS 2023. Applications are now open!

  • Requirements
    • applicants must be ESPR members or intending to become members;
    • applicants must be under 36 years of age. A copy of your ID indicating the date of birth is to be submitted along with the CV; applicants >36 years of age, for example due to maternity leave, serious illness or differences in the timeline of their degree, will be considered on an individual bases if content of the abstract relates to work from a primary postgraduate degree (MD/PhD), completed within 2 years of application for the Early Career Investigator Award;
    • applicants will not be considered where the content of the abstract relates to work from postdoctoral research work;
    • the content of the abstract must represent original work and cannot be presented and/or published previously;
    • the name of the presenting author MUST match the name of the applicant.

    Selected finalists will be informed in advance and have to confirm their attendance of the congress.

  • Evaluation criteria
    • scientific content
    • structure of the abstract
    • presentation skills
    • ability to defend their results during a Q&A session

    Prizes will be awarded at the discretion of the committee following presentations. The decisions made are final. Winners will be announced during the jENS closing ceremony and will be presented with a certificate.

  • How to apply

    You can apply for the award by selecting the 'ESPR Early Career Investigator Award' box during the online abstract submission process for jENS 2023.

  • Prizes
    • 1st prize: EUR 1000; complimentary registration and free travel to the Pediatric Academic Societies (PAS) Annual Meeting 2024 in Toronto, Canada.
    • 2nd prize: EUR 1000; complimentary registration to the 2024 ESPR Annual Meeting: the European Academy of Paediatric Societies Congress (EAPS 2024) in Vienna, Austria.
  • Meet the Awardees of the ESPR Young Investigator Award 2022

    We would like to wholeheartedly congratulate the awardees of the ESPR Young Investigator Award at EAPS 2022:

    The ESPR is proud of the achievements of these bright minds and we are certain they will provide further, significant contributions in the field of Paediatric reserach to improve the lives of infants, children and adolescends.

  • About Henry Halliday

    Prof Henry Halliday was a paediatrician and neonatologist who was born on 29 November 1945 in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

    In 1997 he was president of the European Society for Paediatric Research (ESPR), fostering research to improve patient treatment and advance clinical practice. As a long-standing ESPR member he was striving towards the ESPR's mission of developing and applying research to improve newborn and child health.

    He was a pioneering figure in the field of neonatology and was the first British doctor to specialize in the care of newborn babies. He was a founding member of the Neonatal Society and was the first President of the British Association of Perinatal Medicine. He was also a strong advocate for the establishment of neonatal intensive care units in the UK.

    The ESPR dedicates the Early Career Investigator Award to the life and achievements of Prof Henry Halliday.

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