[AfSHG-Listserv] Announcing the AfSHG Prize for Best Presentationby a Young Scientist at an AfSHG Annual Conference
Balk, Katherine (NIH/NINDS) [F]
balkk at mail.nih.gov
Thu Aug 16 13:51:11 CDT 2007
Dear Dr. Adeyemo,
I was just wondering if this prize is reserved for African applicants
only. I am a young scientist doing research in Mali, but am not
African. Of course I will understand either way.
From: Dr. Adebowale A. Adeyemo [mailto:aadeyemo2001 at yahoo.com]
Sent: Tuesday, June 26, 2007 2:54 PM
To: Listserv for African Society of Human Genetics
Subject: [AfSHG-Listserv] Announcing the AfSHG Prize for Best
Presentationby a Young Scientist at an AfSHG Annual Conference
This is to announce the AfSHG Prize for Best Presentation by a Young
Scientist at an AfSHG Annual Conference. This prize will be awarded for
the first time at the 5th Annual Meeting of the society in Cairo, Egypt,
The AfSHG Prize was set-up within the framework of the African Society
for Human Genetics in 2007 with the aim to promote young researchers in
the field of genetics in African populations or those of African
The funds for the AfSHG Prize are provided by sponsorship sought through
the AfSHG. The prize will be awarded at each annual AfSHG meeting for
the first, second and third best oral or poster presentation given by a
young scientist attending and presenting their own work.
Rules governing the award of the prize
1. Participants in the AfSHG Prize competition should have received,
within the last three years previous to the application deadline, a
university degree (MSc or PhD) in Biological, Medical, Pharmaceutical or
Social/Behavioral Sciences, work in the field of genetics relating to
African populations. Individuals with no formal degree but equivalent
experience will be considered at the judges' discretion.
2. Participants should indicate at the stage of registering for an
AfSHG annual meeting whether he/she intends to take part in the Prize
competition. The deadline for application is thus equivalent to the
deadline for registration at AfSHG annual meetings.
3. Participants are required to provide an abstract of their oral or
poster presentation following the guidelines of abstract submission for
AfSHG annual meetings. The abstract should be structured into
introduction, materials & methods, results and discussion section.
4. Participants must additionally provide (i) a short Curriculum
vitae (no more than 2 A4 pages including publication list and (ii) a
letter of recommendation by their supervisor or line manager.
5. The Prize will be awarded by an ad-hoc Prize Committee of five
experts in the field attending the annual AfSHG meeting and nominated by
the AfSHG Committee. The decision of the Prize Committee is definitive,
and it will report back to the AfSHG Committee.
6. The Prize will be presented to the awardee on the occasion of the
annual AfSHG meeting.
7. The prize will be awarded annually, with the aim for the first
Prize to cover funding for the winner to attend a subsequent AfSHG
annual meeting, as well as funding two runners-up prizes. However, the
nature of the prizes may change depending on availability of funds.
The deadline for AfSGH Prize competition this year is 25th August 2007.
Feedback for accepted abstracts will be provided by the Society by
September 15, 2007.
Please indicate your intention to to be considered for the prize (if
eligible) when submitting your abstract.
Enquiries should be directed to Branwen.Hennig at lshtm.ac.uk
Dr Adebowale Adeyemo
African Society of Human Genetics
aadeyemo at afshg.org
National Human Genome Center
2216 6th Street NW
Washington, DC 20059
aadeyemo at genomecenter.howard.edu
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