ISPGR Awards

Promising Scientist Award:

The Promising Scientist Award acknowledges those who have performed superior research in Posture and/or Gait early in their career.  It entails a certificate as well as an amount of $1000 (USD) for travel expenses to attend the ISPGR World Congress. 

The awardee is expected to give a 25 minute plenary presentation +5 minutes of questions at the ISPGR Congress.  Priority will be given to young scientists with more established, independent careers with regular ISPGR status.


Requirements

To be eligible for the award, a candidate must (please declare the requirements in your submission):

  • be an ISPGR member in good standing
  • must have been awarded a PhD at the time of submission
  • be no more than six (6) years post PhD degree on January 1st 2019 (documented parental/sick leaves will be taken into consideration)
  • submit all required supporting documentation listed below before the submission deadline

Supporting Documentation

Prior to the application submission deadline, each candidate must:

  • submit her/his/their full curriculum vitae
  • submit up to three 1st author papers (pdf format)
  • provide an interpretative summary (one 8” x 11” page limit) describing their research contribution to the field of Posture and Gait including a statement on the impact (clinical/translational/scientific) of their work and their level of independence
  • Documentation of dates and duration of leave(s), if applicable

 

Award submissions are open from October 1, 2018 - January 11, 2019.  Please submit required documentation via email to ispgr@ispgr.org

 

Emerging Scientist Award:

The Emerging  Scientist award acknowledges those who have performed superior research in Posture and/or Gait early in their career.  It entails a certificate as well as an amount of $1000 (USD) for travel expenses to attend the ISPGR World Congress. 

The awardee is expected to give a 15 minute plenary presentation +5 minutes of questions at the ISPGR Congress. 

 


Requirements

To be eligible for the award, a candidate must (please declare the requirements in your submission):

  • be an ISPGR member in good standing
  • must have been awarded a PhD at the time of submission
  • be no more than three (3) years post PhD degree on January 1st 2019 (documented parental/sick leaves will be taken into consideration)
  • submit all required supporting documentation listed below before the submission deadline

Supporting Documentation

Prior to the application submission deadline, each candidate must:

  • submit her/his/their full curriculum vitae
  • submit up to three 1st author papers (pdf format)
  • provide an interpretative summary (one 8” x 11” page limit) describing their research contribution to the field of Posture and Gait including a statement on the impact (clinical/translational/scientific) of their work
  • Documentation of dates and duration of leave(s), if applicable

 

 

Award submissions are open from October 1, 2018 - January 11, 2019.  Please submit required documentation via email to ispgr@ispgr.org

ISPGR Travel Stipends

ISPGR is pleased to announce travel stipends will be available for ISPGR trainee members (students and post-docs) who are presenting an oral or poster presentation at the ISPGR World Congress.  Further details about the amounts, application process and deadlines will be announced at the appropriate times.

Aftab Patla Innovation Award

Supported in part by Northern Digital, Inc and ISPGR. The ISPGR Awards Committee will offer two student poster presentation awards in honour of Dr. Aftab Patla. One award will be for basic science and one for clinical science. Recipients will be chosen from a panel of researchers based on several criteria including:

  • creativity and originality of research
  • clarity of presentation
  • level of understanding

Requirements

To be eligible for the award, a candidate must:

  • be an ISPGR student member in good standing
  • present a poster presentation to the award reviewers (may be anonymous)

Note: The Aftab Patla Innovation Award is for student poster submissions only. If you apply for and are selected for an oral presentation, you are not eligible for a poster award but will be in contention for the Best Talk Award.  Winners will be announced onsite at the World Congress.

Best Talk and Best Poster Awards

Best Poster Award for Postdoctoral Fellows

In addition to the Aftab Patla Innovation Award, awarded to student poster presenters, ISPGR also offers two best poster awards for Postdoctoral Fellows.  One award will be for basic science and one for clinical science.  Recipients will be chosen from a panel of researchers based on several criteria including:

  • creativity and originality of research
  • clarity of presentation
  • level of understanding

Requirements

To be eligible for the award, a candidate must:

  • be an ISPGR post-doc member in good standing
  • present a poster presentation to the award reviewers (may be anonymous)

Note: The Best Poster Award for post-docs is for poster presentations only.  If you apply for and are selected for an oral presentation, you are not eligible for the poster award but will be in contention for the Best Talk Award.  Winners will be announced onsite at the World Congress.

 

Best Talk Award by a Trainee

One best talk award will be awarded to a student/post doc member of ISPGR who presents an oral presentation at the World Congress.  Recipients will be chosen from a panel of researchers based on several criteria including:

  • creativity and originality of research
  • clarity of presentation
  • level of understanding

Requirements

To be eligible for the award, a candidate must:

  • be an ISPGR student/post doc member in good standing
  • present an oral presentation at the World Congress to the award reviewers

Note: The Best Talk Award by a Trainee is for ISPGR student or post doctoral member oral presentations only.  The winner will be announced onsite at the World Congress.

2017 Winners

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2017 Winners

View our past award winners

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Past Winners

Aftab Patla Award

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Aftab Patla Innovation Awards are supported in part by Northern Digital Inc. and ISPGR and in honour of Dr. Aftab Patla who passed away on January 29, 2007. He was a valued member of the International Society for Posture and Gait, and a Professor in the Department of Kinesiology at the University of Waterloo. Highly accomplished very early on in his career, Dr. Patla was known for his innovative research and thinking outside the box. His research provided new insights into how locomotion is generated and controlled in humans. He published over 200 scientific papers and used both experimental and modeling techniques to provide insight into important problems related to gait and posture.