The New Investigator Research Award is intended to acknowledge outstanding work of a new primary care investigator. The investigator’s achievements will be based upon his/her independent scholarship and entire body of work, rather than a single work.
Eligibility Criteria: Nominee must be a current NAPCRG member.
The nominee must be within five years of the start of his/her independent research career. The start of an independent research career may be defined by the following elements:
Five years since completion of terminal degree (e.g. MD, PhD, MSW)
Five years since first peer-reviewed publication
Five years since obvious career transition (i.e. clinical to academic shift, earned mid-career Master’s degree, etc.)
Other evidence of early research career status (i.e. please describe why the nominee qualifies as a new investigator, if not explicitly by one of the criteria above)
1. By March 30, 2020, the nominator will submit the following materials electronically:
a letter of nomination (two page maximum). The letter of nomination should emphasize why the nominee is both eligible for and deserving of the award (merit)
up to two letters of reference describing why he/she should receive the award, letters may be countersigned by more than one individual.
Nominees from the previous three years will be held for consideration and contacted prior to the deadline to update their materials on file.
2. The Awards Sub-Committee Chair will contact each nominee via electronic mail, to inform him/her that he/she is being considered for the New Investigator Research Award.
The nominee needs to submit the following materials by by May 15, 2020: 1. current curriculum vitae (five page maximum) 2. personal statement summarizing his/her primary care-related research activities and how his/her research is making and/or will make a difference to primary care practice (two page maximum)
Completed submissions will be evaluated independently by at least three members of the Awards Sub-Committee. Submitted scores will be tallied and averaged to identify a recipient. The recipient of the New Investigator Award will be recognized and receive a commemorative plaque at the Awards Breakfast during the Annual Meeting.
If you have questions regarding submitting your materials or need technical assistance in doing so please contact Julie Sutter at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions or require additional information regarding the New Investigator Research Award, please contact Dr. Lorraine Wallace, NAPCRG Awards Sub-Committee Chair (Lorraine.Wallace@osumc.edu or 614-366-1785).