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2025 Australian Pain Society 45th Annual Scientific Meeting

2025 Australian Pain Society 45th Annual Scientific Meeting 13 - 16 April 2025 | Pullman Melbourne Albert Park, VIC

Rising Star Award Application

Rising Star Award Applications Open: Tuesday 18 June 2024

Rising Star Award Portal

This 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 domestic airfare, accommodation, and complimentary registration to attend APS 2025, where they will give a plenary presentation to showcase their work and ideas.

Rising Star Award Application Key Dates

Rising Star Award applications open

Tuesday 18 June 2024

Rising Star Award applications close 

11:59pm AEST, Tuesday 1 October 2024

Notification of acceptance

October - November 2024

Award winner registration deadline

Tuesday 18 February 2025

Eligibility criteria

  • Nominees must hold a PhD and be within 5 years of the date on the official conferral letter from the awarding institution, by the deadline of this award application.
  • Applicants can be working in any field of pain research.
  • The selection committee will take in to account personal or extenuating circumstances that might provide grounds for consideration if the above eligibility criteria are not met. 
  • Only individual scientists are eligible (not research teams).
  • Applicants must be available to attend APS 2025 in person to deliver the Rising Star presentation.
  • Applicant must be a current member of the APS.
  • Australian citizen/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 research achievements. Applicants are asked to self-nominate and provide a one-page (A4, 12pt, Times New Roman) personal statement addressing the following criteria, with evidence

  • Track record, relative to opportunity (ie, achievements rather than aspirations)
  • Research Impact
  • Leadership

Along with three (3) selected publications that reflect your most important research-related contributions. These may be from any stage of your research career. Each publication should be accompanied by a 200 words summary detailing what your contribution was, why you think the publication is important and what impact it has had.

We take breaks from research into account when we consider your application. State when and for what period you took a break or were working part-time/fractional appointment. We are not asking for the reasons for this break so please do not provide these. You do not need to share any sensitive personal information.