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2016 Australian Pain Society
36th Annual Scientific Meeting

2016 Australian Pain Society
36th Annual Scientific Meeting


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Rising Star Award

Thank you for your interest. Please note that applications for the Rising Star Award have now closed.

This inaugural award showcases rising star pain researchers in Australia, and may be awarded annually subject to the application of suitable candidates. The Rising Star Winner will receive a return airfare, accommodation, and complimentary registration to attend the 2016 APS 36th ASM, where they will present a plenary talk to showcase their work and ideas.

Applications are now open, for further information on how to apply, please click here

Applications close: Friday 2 October 2015

Eligibility criteria

  • Nominees must hold a PhD, and be within 5 years of conferral by the deadline of this award application.
  • Applicants can be working in any field of pain research, including basic science, biomedical, clinical and other applied or cross- disciplinary sciences.
  • The selection committee will take into account personal or extenuating circumstances that might provide grounds for consideration if the above eligibility criteria are not met. 

Please include details in the nomination form such as:
* Time out for maternity/parental leave/carer’s leave/illness
* Significant breaks in research time (e.g., due to clinical work, reduced research-focussed post-doctoral employment)

* Pro rata (so relative to opportunity for those working as clinicians or teaching/research posts)

  • Only individual scientists are eligible (not research teams)
  • Applicants must be available to attend APS 2016, and to deliver the Rising Star presentation
  • Applicant must be members of the APS, or be prepared to join. To join please click here
  • Australian citizenship/resident, currently working in Australia and have spent at least two post-doctoral years in Australia, or have returned to continue working in Australia 

Selection criteria

This award will be based on excellence in pain-related research achievement, demonstrated from the applicant’s track record, including: 

  • Specific research achievements or discoveries 
  • Research impact/application
  • Collaboration achievements – independent of your supervisor
  • Publication record (quality and impact of publications; e.g., H-index, standing of journals, citations)
  • Grants obtained (as a Chief Investigator)
  • Patents held
  • Peer recognition: Awards or prizes, national profile, international profile.

Application details

To apply for the Rising Star Award please download the application form and email it to along with the following:


  • No more than 2 pages and a 250 word executive summary
  • Qualifications
  • Work history in the past 5 years
  • Publications (highlight how they have made an impact)
  • Funding
  • Awards and prizes 

Letters of recommendation

  • From at least one but up to two referees  
  • No more than 1 page each

Submission deadline is 2 October 2015 

For further information please contact the APS Secretariat: DC Conferences Pty Ltd
Suite 103, Level 1, 3-5 West Street, North Sydney NSW 2060, Australia | PO Box 637, North Sydney 2059
P 612 9954 4400 | F 612 9954 0666 | E