New Brunswick Social Policy Research Network

2017 Researcher of the Month Program: Rising Star Research Awards


The new 2017  program is aimed at promoting careers in health research and life sciences and at recognizing excellence in research conducted by university students at the Master’s, Ph.D.(c), and post-doctoral levels, and by recently recruited research professionals (research assistant or associate for less than 5 years) in all areas and disciplines that  all under health research.

Once a month, from January 2017 to October 2017, in the lead-up to the 5th Gala of Excellence in health research in Nov. 2017, the NBHRF will present $250 to the monthly winners in each of the award categories (Master’s, Doctoral, Post-doctoral & Research Professional).

In order to be nominated, a student, post-doctoral fellow and/or a research professional must send an email to, that includes a completed CCV and a pdf of the best e-pub or article that has been accepted (in press with proof of acceptance) or that has been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal IN WHICH THEY ARE THE LEAD OR 2nd AUTHOR.  Articles will be accepted retroactively to January 1, 2016. The submitted nomination remains eligible for the entire duration of the competition, regardless of month submitted.  During the competition year, nominees can submit more than once with a new publication.

Monthly winners will be selected by the President, CEO and Scientific Director of NBHRF and announced on the final day of the month.  A newspaper ad will showcase the Laureates  the following Saturday (unless it is within 4 days of the end of the previous month, in those cases the article will appear on the subsequent Saturday).

All monthly winners will be equally showcased at the 5th Gala of Excellence in November 2017.

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