Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award
The Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award has been named in honor of Dr. Sterling Clarren to recognize his pioneering contribution and leadership in the field of Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). The award will be presented annually to an individual in recognition of a completed study that has made a substantial contribution to the FASD field in one of Canada FASD Research Network’s (CanFASD) member provinces/territories. Special consideration will be given to those applicants’ who focus on an area identified by CanFASD as a research priority (http://www.canfasd.ca/research-priorities) and include a knowledge translation component or to early career investigators who are undertaking work in the field of FASD for the first time.
Research must be intended to address the extraordinary complexities of FASD in humans and ultimately lead to improving the lives of individuals, their families and communities through advanced knowledge and/or training. This could include intervention, prevention, diagnostics, epidemiology, policy or basic biomedical research.
The following criteria will be considered in the review of all Research Award applications:
- Relevance and scientific merit of the proposed research project to addressing human dimensions of FASD;
- Potential to inspire future research and attract additional funding support;
- Publication activity of the candidate(s);
- Other research activities of the applicant(s); and
- Demonstrated commitment to improving the lives of those affected by FASD.
- Conference participation is mandatory (travel expenses and conference registration will be part of the Award)
The Dr. Sterling Clarren FASD Research Award includes a $2000 cash prize plus travel, accommodation and conference registration for the 7th National Biennial Conference on Adolescents and Adults with FASD in Vancouver, British Columbia April 6-9, 2016. The Award recipient will be recognized at the conference and given 5-10 minutes to present their research to the plenary.
As a condition of the award, recipients will be required to submit a short plain language summary of their research findings suitable for a lay audience to be posted on the CanFASD website.
Application Deadline: March 1st, 2016
Award recipient will be notified by March 15th, 2015.
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