The EAPC Researcher Awards are awarded by the EAPC and the EAPC RN. They are designed to recognise the work of scientists and clinicians in the field of palliative care who have recently made or are currently making an outstanding contribution to research and clinical practice. All professions working in palliative care are welcome to apply. The awards aim to highlight the individual’s career development and their potential to contribute to the field, the scope of the EAPC Research Network is to promote in particular young researchers in the 2020 World Congress of Palliative Care research in Palermo, for this reason   

Application Criteria:

1. Two Early Researcher Awards

The candidate should be at the early stage of a research career and hold a higher degree, PhD or equivalent. Early stage of a research career can be quantified as no more than 7 years since the year of the first publication in the field of palliative care, palliative medicine or end-of-life care. Where a candidate has taken maternity or paternity leave or has had a long-term illness or other leave, this will be taken into account if documented in the application.

2. Post-doctoral Award

The candidate should hold a PhD or equivalent, have performed independent research and have demonstrated evidence of impact through high quality publications and dissemination activities. Eligible candidates will have a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 15 years of experience since the year they first publish in the field of palliative care, palliative medicine or end-of-life care. Where a candidate has taken maternity or paternity leave or has had a long-term illness or other leave, this will be taken into account if documented in the application.

For all three awards, the candidates must be willing and able to give a plenary lecture in English at the EAPC congress.

How to apply:
  • Candidates/nominees should clearly identify which of the two awards they are applying for and should only apply for one category.
  • Candidates can apply themselves or be nominated by a supervisor or similar. If making a nomination, please make sure that the candidate agrees to be nominated and agrees to give a plenary lecture.  
  • Applications from any country are welcome.
  • Applications can only be accepted if the application form as provided by the EAPC (see below) is completed. Additionally a motivational letter of max 1 page (see below) has to be uploaded.

Committee

EAPC Research award panel for 2020 was nominated by the congress Scientific Committee and will be made up by the following members:

  • Geana Kurita (Chair)
  • Phil Larkin
  • Roeline Pasman
  • Steffen Eychmueller

Conflicts of interest must be disclosed in the panel. In these cases the panelist(s) will abstain from decisions in the specific category.   

Selection criteria:

On receipt of a completed application form, the committee will consider all applications for the different categories.  Two applicants will be chosen for category 1 and one for category 2. The final decision is made by the Scientific Committee.   Applicants will be informed of the decision in advance of the congress and winners will be invited to present at the congress. Results will be announced by the EAPC and EAPC RN before the congress and winners will be also asked to prepare a blog for the EAPC. The EAPC will cover the registration fees of the award winners. 

Closing date for applications is 30th November 2019