Awards & Grants

APDWF/JGHF Young Investigator Award (YIA)

Purpose

The purpose of the Young Investigator Award (YIA) is to stimulate interest in research training by rewarding outstanding examples of excellence amongst those involved in research training in the early stages of their career. Applicants must be from nationalities of Asia Pacific countries.

The award will be presented at the APDW 2019 and is jointly sponsored by the APDWF and the JGHF.

Application Requirement

Applicant must be less than 45 years of age on the 1st day of the conference, 11th December 2019.

Selection Process

Applicants for the APDW/JGHF YIA should submit their abstracts for oral presentation. Applicants shall be shortlisted according to the score assigned by the Abstract Selection Committee. Selected abstracts for the APDW/JGHF YIA will be announced in July 2019 and compete for the 3 awards:

  • 1st Prize: USD 2,000
  • 2nd Prize: USD 1,500
  • 3rd Prize: USD 1,000

Assessment

In assessing the presenters for the awards, the panel of judges will take into account the following criteria:

  • Quality and scientific merit of the abstract - 50%
  • Quality of the presentation - 25%
  • Ability to defend the work - 25%

APDWF Posters of Distinction Award

Purpose

The purpose of the Posters of Distinction Award is to stimulate interest in research training by rewarding outstanding examples of excellence amongst those involved in research training in the early stages of their career and who prefer to present their papers in poster mode. Applicants must be from nationalities of Asia Pacific countries.

The award will be presented at the APDW 2019 and is sponsored by the APDWF.

Application Requirement

Applicant must be less than 45 years of age on the 1st day of the conference, 11th December 2019.

Selection Process

Applicants for the Posters of Distinction Award will be shortlisted according to the score assigned by the Abstract Selection Committee. Selected abstracts for the Posters of Distinction Award will be announced in July 2019 and compete for the 3 awards:

A maximum of 5 Posters of Distinction shall be awarded at USD 1,500 each.

Assessment

In assessing the presenters for the awards, the panel of judges will take into account the following criteria:

  • Quality and scientific merit of the abstract - 50%
  • Quality of the presentation - 25%
  • Ability to defend the work - 25%

APDWF/JGHF Travel Grants

Purpose

The APDWF/JGHF Travel Grants are to provide the opportunity for clinicians and scientists in the early stages of their career (up to five (5) years following the completion of training in gastroenterology/ hepatology.) to broaden their education and experience the field of gastroenterology/ hepatology.

Up to 90 travel grants will be presented.

The award is sponsored by the APDWF and JGHF. APDWF and JGHF will offer up to 70 and 20 travel grants, respectively.

Application Requirement

  • Applicant must be less than 45 years of age on the 1st day of the conference, 11th December 2019.
  • Applicants must be from nationalities of Asian Pacific countries.
  • Applicants must be able to converse in English.
  • Applicants must submit abstract, be selected, and attend the APDW 2019 to be qualified for the grants.
  • Curriculum vitae (CV) together with list of papers presented and published must be submitted to apply for the grant during the abstract submission process.
  • Travel grant recipients must attend the APDWF/JGHF Young Clinician Investigator Program which will be held on December 11 (Wed), 2019 to be qualified for the grants.

Description

  • A maximum of 90 grants of USD 1,500 each will be available.
  • One (1) night hotel accommodation allowance will be offered to awardees for attending the APDWF/JGHF Young Clinician Investigator Program.
  • The grant can only be used to fund attendance at APDW 2019 in the relevant year and is not transferable.
  • Priority will be given to applicants from countries with limited opportunities to attend education and training activities.

Acceptance Notification

Successful applicants shall be notified by 31st July 2019.

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