Publication Prizes

The purpose of the Prizes is to acknowledge the achievements of early-career researchers in Western Australia who have the best published scientific papers.

A Publication Prize is available in each of the following categories:

  • Clinical research – The applicant shall be a WA-based early-career researcher whose scientific research paper seeks to translate clinical research (directly involving patients) into better health outcomes.
  • Child Health research – The applicant shall be a WA-based early-career researcher whose scientific research paper is in the field of child health.
  • All other medical research fields – The applicant shall be a WA-based early-career researcher whose scientific research paper seeks to better understand the nature, origin, and cause of human diseases, and their prevention and treatment.

A Prize of $5,000 (and a medallion) is awarded to the successful applicants as a travel allowance to facilitate conference attendance, networking, and research collaboration.

Please see the Guidelines and Conditions for further details.

Partnership funding will be considered in support of top successful applicants in the fields of clinical research (Strachan Bequest), and child health research (BrightSpark Foundation).

The Guidelines and Conditions governing the Prizes are subject to regular review by the Research Committee to ensure that they are relevant and clearly articulate the main principles for selection.

Applicants should refer to the Publication Prizes Guidelines and Conditions  to ensure they meet the eligibility requirements before commencing this application.

Applications for the 2022 Publication Prizes are now closed. 

Certification Form

Please download the Certification Form and upload it in the online application with all required signatures.

Publication Prizes Certification Form

Key Dates

Call for Applications – 19 July 2022

Applications close – 23 August 2022, 1.00 pm AWST

Awards announced – October 2022

Funds distributed – January 2023