We encourage wide use of the UK Biobank Resource. This includes scientists just embarking on their research career, who may be the research leaders when the UK Biobank resource is at its most productive in years to come.
We are especially looking to celebrate the creativity and imagination of early-career researchers (up to 5 years’ postdoctoral fellowship). If that’s you, why not enter our competition to find 2018 UK Biobank Early-Career Researcher of the Year.
Not only will that look good on your CV – but there is a top prize of £1000 up for grabs and two runners up prizes of £500 each.
To enter you must be a researcher registered to use UK Biobank data. The abstract you submit must relate to approved research by you that is planned to start, or is under way or was completed using UK Biobank data.
Researchers of the top three abstracts (as decided by a UK Biobank panel) will have the chance to present their work at the UK Biobank Annual Scientific Conference. A further 20 abstracts will be selected for poster presentation at the conference.
We would very much like to give all Early-Career researchers the chance to participate, and to come to London to talk about their work. In addition to the prizes above, we can offer £200 towards travel for the winners and the 20 poster presentations. However, if travelling to London presents a problem, we can take conference presentations by video link. For poster presentations, we may be able to use pre-recorded video to ensure your presence at the event, even if you are many miles away.
- Entrants must be registered researchers with the UK Biobank resource and be up to 5 years’ postdoc (such as undergraduate, masters & PhD);
- Entrants may submit more than one entry;
- The entrant must be the first and presenting author, although the research may have co-authors;
- Entrants may submit work undertaken on UK Biobank data in previous years;
- Entry can relate to completed, partially completed work or approved research yet to start.
- Scientific merit of the abstract;
- Quality and originality of the work;
- Likely impact to improve the health of future generations.
How to submit your application
- Complete the entry form: UK Biobank Early Career researcher of the Year 2018
- Entrants should complete the Entry Form and return it to firstname.lastname@example.org by 8am (London time) Monday 30th April 2018;
- The winners will be notified by email by Friday 18th May 2018;
- The event takes place in London on Thursday 21st June 2018;
- All submissions will be posted on the UK Biobank website.
The Panel judging entries will be announced shortly. Decision of the judges is final.