2019 ISDS Award for Outstanding Student or Post-Degree Abstract
Abstract Deadline: September 14, 2018, 11:59 pm ET
Application Deadline: October 12, 2018, 11:59 pm ET
ISDS invites full-time students in surveillance-related fields to submit an abstract and short online application for the 2019 Award for Outstanding Student or Post-Degree Abstract. The purpose of the awardis to increase interest and participation in the International Society for Disease Surveillance, especially in its Research Committee and Annual Conference, as well as to recognize the exemplary work being done by students or recent students in the field of biosurveillance.
Students have until the general conference abstract submission deadline (September 14, 11:59 pm ET) to submit an abstract to our online portal. An online application is also due by October 12, 11:59 pm ETfor the student to be considered for the award.
In order to be considered for the award, students must be both:
A) Enrolled full-time in an undergraduate, graduate, or equivalent program or be in a post-graduate training program within two years of school in a surveillance-related field (e.g. epidemiology, informatics, statistics); OR B) have graduated from a post-graduate training program in 2018 in a surveillance-related field
An ISDS member (Student rate: $30 - if you are not currently a member, you may join here)
Proof of current or recent student standing – a scanned copy of your unofficial transcript and student ID (transcript will only be used to confirm eligibility and will NOT be a factored into the award decision)
Short personal statement, explaining what your plans are for a career in public health surveillance (approx. 500 words)
Application Review Process:
Abstracts are reviewed and scored by the Conference Scientific Program Committee (SPC). Those accepted for presentation at the Annual ISDS Conference are sent to the Research Committee's Award Sub-Committeefor further review. *NOTE:The abstract score will be taken from the average score obtained through the SPC's abstract review process.
The Awards Sub-Committee convenes a group to review the accepted applications.
Each personal statement is sent to a single reviewer and is reviewed for strength, using the attached rubric(pdf).
Abstracts are reviewed and scored again by the assigned Award Sub-Committee reviewers.
The scores are totaled and directly compared to determine the final awardees.
Two researchers are selected and awarded:
An oral presentation slot to present their innovative work in one of the conference tracks
Free registration for the ISDS Conference (January 30 - February 1, 2019; NOT including the One Health Symposium on January 29, 2019)
Two free nights at the Marriott Mission Valley Hotel (January 30 - January 31, 2019)
Certificate of Achievement
Recognition in 2019 ISDS Conference materials, as well as during the Conference Awards Ceremony
Opportunity to join the ISDS Board of Directors as an ex officio member
Invitation to review student applications in the following award cycle (unless reapplying that year)
Up to ten runners-upreceive:
Half off the student registration rates to the 2019 ISDS Conference (excludes the One Health Symposium)
The award winners will be announced early November 2018.