AVS

Awards

Australasian Virology Society Rising Star Award 2017 (previously YIA)


Purpose: The purpose of the AVS9 Rising Star Award is to acknowledge outstanding early career researchers who have made seminal contributions to the virology discipline and who demonstrate strong potential to become future leaders in virology research.

Eligibility: The AVS9 Rising Star Award is open to early career researchers with not more than 5 years of continuous postdoctoral experience, with either doctoral or post-doctoral studies undertaken in Australia/New Zealand. Career breaks due to illness, maternity leave or carer responsibilities will not count towards the 5 years. Awardees who have won the Young investigator Award in the past are not eligible.

Requested information includes:

  • A copy of the abstract submitted for presentation at AVS9 including all authors and affiliations. Applicant must be the presenting author (highlighted by underlining name). Data should largely comprise new and unpublished results.
  • A current CV and bibliography (2 page maximum, at least 11 point font) including conference presentations (when listing previous presentations at conferences in your CV please indicate if you were the presenting author).
  • Evidence of when and where PhD was awarded (e.g. copy of letter from University indicating when the candidates PhD was conferred).
  • Statement outlining any periods of relevant career breaks  (maximum 1 paragraph)


Please submit application as a single PDF document with requested information in the following order: Abstract, CV, Letter from University, and Statement of career breaks (if relevant).

Name PDF file: Applicant Surname_AVS9RSA.

Judging Criteria: The Local Organizing Committee will decide based on the quality of the presentation at AVS9, the track record of the applicant with respect to opportunity, and evidence of emerging leadership in the field.

Announcement: The winner will be announced at a function during AVS9. The winner is expected to make themselves available for photography/media, and details will be publicly acknowledged on the AVS website. Winners will be asked to provide a paragraph, for posting on the AVS website, about their work and how the award has helped them achieve their goals.

The Award: $1000 and a Certificate of Achievement.

Closing date:  8th September 2017.  Late applications will not be considered.

Submissions to be made directly to AVS Secretary: A/Prof Peter Speck (peter.speck@flinders.edu.au)

Any queries to: peter.speck@flinders.edu.au

Please click here to download a pdf of the guidelines. 

Australasian Virology Society Student Award 2017

Purpose: The purpose of the AVS9 Student Award is to acknowledge outstanding virology students who have important contributions to the virology discipline and who demonstrate strong potential to become future leaders in virology research.

Eligibility: The AVS9 Student Award is open to students undertaking virology research Australia/New Zealand and who have not yet been awarded a PhD. Awardees who have won the Student Award in the past are not eligible.

Requested information includes:

  • A copy of the abstract submitted for presentation at AVS9 including all authors and affiliations. Applicant must be the presenting author (highlighted by underlining name). Data should largely comprise new and unpublished results.
  • A current CV and bibliography (2 page maximum, at least 11 point font) including conference presentations (when listing previous presentations at conferences in your CV please indicate if you were the presenting author).
  • Evidence of current student status (e.g. copy of letter from University indicating the candidates PhD enrolment status).

Please submit application as a single PDF document with requested information in the following order: Abstract, CV, Letter from University. Name PDF file: Applicant Surname_AVS9StudentAward.

Judging Criteria: The Local Organizing Committee will decide based on the quality of the presentation at AVS9, and evidence of emerging leadership in the virology field.

Announcement: The winner will be announced at a function during AVS9.   The winner is expected to make themselves available for photography/media, and details will be publicly acknowledged on the AVS website. Winners will be asked to provide a paragraph, for posting on the AVS website, about their work and how the award has helped them achieve their goals. 

The Award: $1000 and a Certificate of Achievement.

Closing date:  8th September 2017.  Late applications will not be considered.

Submissions to be made directly to AVS Secretary: A/Prof Peter Speck (peter.speck@flinders.edu.au)

Any queries to: peter.speck@flinders.edu.au

Please click here to download a pdf of the guidelines. 

AVS9 Travel Scholarship

There will a total of 6 travel scholarships available, each of $500. Applications must be received by the earlybird and oral presentation deadline (8th September) to be considered. Winners will be asked to provide a paragraph, for posting on the AVS website, about their work and how the scholarship has helped them achieve their goals.

*Applicant must be undertaking PhD or postdoctoral studies in Australasia.  Breaks in research career due to maternity leave, illness or carer responsibilities will not count towards the 5 years.

Please email this form, and a copy of the abstract to be presented, as a pdf to the AVS Secretary: (peter.speck@flinders.edu.au) with "applicant's surname_AVS9Travel Scholarship Application" in the subject line. 

Please click here to download an application form. 

Australasian Virology Society ViiV Postdoctoral Award 2017 

Purpose: The AVS9 ViiV Healthcare Australia Student Award is to acknowledge the best HIV presentation delivered by a postdoctoral researcher at the AVS9 Scientific Meeting

Eligibility: The AVS9 ViiV Healthcare Australia Award is open to early career researchers with not more than 5 years of continuous postdoctoral experience, with either doctoral or post-doctoral studies undertaken in Australia/New Zealand. Career breaks due to illness, maternity leave or carers responsibilities will not count towards the 5 years.

Requested information includes:

  • A copy of the abstract submitted for presentation at AVS9 including all authors and affiliations. Applicant must be the presenting author (highlighted by underlining name). Data should largely comprise new and unpublished results.
  • Statement outlining any relevant career breaks (maximum 1 paragraph).
  • Completed "Supervisor Recommendation Form".

Please submit application as a single PDF document with requested information in the following order: Abstract, Statement outlining career breaks (if applicable), Supervisor recommendation form.


Name PDF file: Applicant Surname_AVS9.ViiV.StudentAward.

Judging Criteria: The Local Organizing Committee will decide based on the quality of the presentation at AVS9.

Announcement: The winner will be announced at a function during AVS9.   The winner is expected to make themselves available for photography/media, and details will be publicly acknowledged on the AVS website. Winners will be asked to provide a paragraph, for posting on the AVS website, about their work and how the award has helped them achieve their goals.

The Award: $1000 and a Certificate of Achievement.

Closing date:  29th September 2017.  Late applications will not be considered.


Submissions to be made directly to AVS Secretary: A/Prof Peter Speck (peter.speck@flinders.edu.au)

Any queries to: peter.speck@flinders.edu.au

Please click here to download an application form. 

Australasian Virology Society ViiV Student Award 2017 

Purpose: The AVS9 ViiV Healthcare Australia Student Award is to acknowledge the best HIV presentation delivered by a PhD student at the AVS9 Scientific Meeting 

Eligibility: The AVS9 ViiV Healthcare Australia Student Award is open to students undertaking virology research Australia/New Zealand, on HIV, and who have not yet been awarded a PhD.

Requested information includes:

  • A copy of the abstract submitted for presentation at AVS9 including all authors and affiliations. Applicant must be the presenting author (highlighted by underlining name). Data should largely comprise new and unpublished results.
  • Completed "Supervisor Recommendation Form".

Please submit application as a single PDF document with requested information in the following order: Abstract, Supervisor Recommendation Form.

Name PDF file: Applicant Surname_AVS9.ViiV.StudentAward.

Judging Criteria: The Local Organizing Committee will decide based on the quality of the presentation at AVS9.

Announcement: The winner will be announced at a function during AVS9.   The winner is expected to make themselves available for photography/media, and details will be publicly acknowledged on the AVS website. Winners will be asked to provide a paragraph, for posting on the AVS website, about their work and how the award has helped them achieve their goals.

The Award: $1000 and a Certificate of Achievement.

Closing date:  29th September 2017.  Late applications will not be considered.

Submissions to be made directly to AVS Secretary: A/Prof Peter Speck (peter.speck@flinders.edu.au)

Any queries to: peter.speck@flinders.edu.au

Please click here to download an application form.