The Pursuit Award recognizes outstanding achievements in childhood disability research by PhD students across the globe. The application deadline is Monday, February 4, 2019 5:00 p.m. EST.
What: The 2019 Pursuit Award competition, recognizing PhD students that are working on improving the lives of kids and youth with a disability. Every year, the Pursuit Award receives applications worldwide that are forward-thinking, innovative, and challenge the borders of childhood disability research.
Eligibility: Current PhD students (no more than six months away from defence) and postdoctoral trainees/recent graduates (within one year of receiving their PhD) who have made significant contributions in applied or clinical childhood disability research. Any applied or clinical research specifically linked to childhood disability is eligible for consideration.
Criteria: Finalists are chosen based on significance of research results, methodological rigour, empirical content, and impact on childhood disability care.
Award: Up to three monetary prizes are awarded and finalists may be eligible for a prestigious post-doctoral fellowship at the Bloorview Research Institute. All finalists are invited to present their research during the annual Pursuit Award ceremony May 14, 2019 at Holland Bloorview Kids Rehabilitation Hospital (Holland Bloorview) and compete for the first place prize. Travel and accommodation costs are covered.