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Applications now open for 2017 SMHR Annual Awards

EARLY CAREER SCHOLAR AWARD 2017

This award is for a researcher early in their career (no more than 2 years’ postc PhD submission) to facilitate attendance at the 2017 SMHR conference to present their work.

Criteria for the Award: The nominee must be a financial member of SMHR. The award is evaluated using NHMRC category descriptors for track record and is based on publications, grants, and impact. Nominees must be within 2 years (as at 31st March 2017) from the date of the letter advising that their doctoral thesis was passed, unless career disruptions exist. Contribution to SMHR will also be considered. Persons on the SMHR Executive are not eligible for this award.

Details of the Award: The award includes a certificate and payment of conference fees at the 2017 annual SMHR conference.

Obligations: The successful applicant is required to attend the 2017 SMHR Conference.

Award Sponsor: The Society for Mental Health Research

Nominations should be emailed to A/Prof Frances Kay-Lambkin, [email protected], by COB 23/10/2017.

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RISING STAR AWARD 2017

This award is bestowed to “rising stars” in mental health research. That is, persons whose work is beginning to make a significant impact on the national and international scene, reflecting either scientific excellence or public impact (or both).

Criteria for the Award: The nominee will be a current financial SMHR member.    The award is evaluated using NHMRC category descriptors for track record and is based on publications, grants, and impact. It is expected that the nominee is at least 2 years and less than 7 years (as at 31st March 2017) from the date of the letter advising that their doctoral thesis was passed, unless career disruptions exist. Contribution to SMHR will also be considered. Persons on the SMHR Executive are not eligible for this award.

Details of the Award: The award includes a certificate and $1000.

Obligations: The award winner will attend the 2017 Conference.  

Award Sponsor: The Society for Mental Health Research

Nominations should be emailed to A/Prof Frances Kay-Lambkin, [email protected], by COB 23/10/2017.

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SOCIETY FOR MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH FOUNDERS MEDAL 2017

This award was named in honour of the four founders of SMHR: Professors Scott Henderson, Issy Pilowsky, Graham Burrows and Peter Beaumont. The medal is awarded to persons who, over their entire careers, have made a contribution of significance to psychiatric research

Criteria for the Founders Medal: The nominee will be a financial member of SMHR at the time of nomination.  This award is evaluated using NHMRC category descriptors for track record and is based on publications, grants, impact and contribution to SMHR.  These details are to be provided by the Nominator. Criteria are judged by the SMHR Executive Committee.

Details of the Award: The award is a medal, certificate and payment of the 2017 conference registration fees. 

Obligations: The award winner is required to present at the 2017 Conference in Canberra on Thursday 7 December, 2017.

Award Sponsor: The Society for Mental Health Research

Nominations should be emailed to A/Prof Frances Kay-Lambkin, [email protected], by COB 23/10/2017.

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SOCIETY FOR MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH ORATION AWARD 2017

This award is bestowed to persons who are prominent or rising to prominence in the Australian and New Zealand psychiatric research community.

Criteria for the Award: The award is evaluated using NHMRC category descriptors for track record and is based on publications, grants and impact. These details are to be provided by the Nominator. These criteria are judged by the SMHR Executive Committee.

Details of Award: The award includes a certificate, $3,000 prize towards the awardee’s research and all conference expenses (to the value of $2,000).

Obligations: The successful applicant is required to present an oration at the 2017 SMHR Conference on Friday 8 December, 2017.

Award Sponsor: The Society for Mental Health Research

Nominations should be emailed to A/Prof Frances Kay-Lambkin, [email protected], by COB 23/10/2017.

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CENTRE FOR MENTAL HEALTH RESEARCH LIVED EXPERIENCE RESEARCH MEDAL

The Lived Experience Research Medal has been established to recognise people with lived experience of mental health issues leading mental health research.  In 2017, this award will be presented to the lived experience researcher who is judged to best meet the selection criteria based on a short written submission to the judging panel. The panel will be comprised of people with lived experience of mental health issues and will be chaired by the Head of the Lived Experience Research Unit at the Centre for Mental Health Research, ANU.

Award: A medal together with a $500 prize will be presented at the Annual SMHR Conference. 

Eligibility: The award is open to all people with a lived experience of mental health issues who have led mental health research as a lay or academic researcher. Lived experience is defined as personal (consumer) or as an informal carer/family member. Applicants with and without an academic background are encouraged to apply.

Selection criteria: Applicants should demonstrate their leadership in mental health research focused on lived experience perspectives. This may be within universities or community organisations. Submissions will be judged on (a) the relevance of the research to consumers and carers; (b) the active inclusion of consumers and carers in the research process; and (c) the quality of the contribution of the applicant’s work to the mental health knowledge base.

Process: Short written submissions (no more than 2 pages) for the award together with supporting references from two referees should be sent to A/Prof Frances Kay-Lambkin (Secretary SMHR) by email to [email protected] .  Applications close 5pm Monday 23 October 2017.

Funding source: The medal will be funded by the Centre for Mental Health Research, ANU.

Current Award Holder:

  • Not awarded in 2016

AUSTRALIAN ROTARY HEALTH (ARH) KNOWLEDGE DISSEMINATION AWARD

2017 Nominations are currently open.  Applications must be received by 5PM AEDT, Monday 23 October 2017.

 

There is more to innovation in mental health research than great ideas. SMHR has a number of awards acknowledging excellence in research. However, there is often a gap between knowledge gained through research, the dissemination of that knowledge to clinicians, consumers and carers, and its implementation into policy and practice.  

 

Australian Rotary Health has therefore established an annual award to recognise the critical step of research translation – implementation and knowledge dissemination – in our mental health research work. This award is for mental health researchers who can demonstrate the use of innovative strategies and methods for disseminating their research or for implementing their research outputs into clinical practice and other real-world settings.

 

Award: The award consists of a framed certificate and the expenses of attending the SMHR conference. The expenses are for a total amount not exceeding $3,000 and include: registration at SMHR Conference for that year, for two nights’ accommodation at the SMHR Conference and air travel.

 

The winner will be expected to attend the SMHR conference for that year, to present for 25 minutes at that same Conference and to be available to Rotary for no less than three speaking engagements over the ensuing 12 months. (Note that if these future speaking engagements are not held in the town or city where the successful applicant lives, then the Australian Rotary Health will cover the cost of airfare and accommodation).

 

Eligibility: The award is open to all researchers, clinicians, consumers and organisations who seek to advance the availability of evidence- based interventions for those who are experiencing mental illness in the Australian community. The prize is open to individuals and organisations. They may be consumers, carers, researchers, or organisations involving these groups. The winner will not need to be an SMHR member.

 

Selection Criteria: The prize is for the most outstanding and innovative effort to disseminate knowledge about mental health research output or implement evidence-based mental health interventions or service solutions in real world settings. The entry should describe the activity, the target audience, and the evidence base for the research/knowledge which is being promoted, disseminated, or implemented. It should also describe the impact that their activity has had and how this was measured.

 

Process: Applicants will be required to submit a written entry describing their knowledge dissemination or research translation innovation.

 

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Applications should be sent to: A/Prof Frances Kay-Lambkin (Secretary, SMHR) at [email protected] by 5PM AEDT, 23 October 2017. The award will be presented by Australian Rotary Health at the Canberra SMHR Conference in 2017.

Funding Source: Australian Rotary Health

Current Award Holder:

2016 Dr Christina Marel: Translating evidence-based best practice Guidelines on the management of co-occurring mental and substance use disorders.


If you have any queries about these awards, please contact Dr Alison Calear, [email protected].




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