Welcome to the Tow Coast Association Health & Medical Research Early Career Awards Day

Nominations for the 44th Annual Tow Awards are now open


Submissions due 19th September, 2016

What are the Tow Coast Association Health & Medical Research Early Career Awards?PrinceHenryHospital

The Tow Awards, now in their fifth decade, were started by Dr. Wally Tow in 1972 to support outstanding junior investigators and clinicians at Prince Henry Hospital (now the Randwick Hospital Campus). Over $17,000 in prizes are awarded each year, including travel awards of up to $3000 to support presentation of work at international and national conferences. Read more …

Who can Apply?


The Tow Awards are open to junior investigators undertaking clinically-related research at hospitals and research institutes on the Randwick campus, including medical and other higher-degree students and recent graduates, physicians, nurses, midwives, and other allied health providers. There are six different divisions of awards to compete in. To find out more, click here….

How do you Apply?

Submissions are accepted through this website (see the top of this page for the key dates for this year).   Research submissions must be accompanied by a supporting statement from the applicant’s research supervisor., and case presentations must have been nominated by a specific clinical service. For more information, click here….

How are submissions judged?

Judging processes depend on the type of submission. All submissions are reviewed by a panel of judges. Submissions in the Clinical, Open Junior, Open Senior, and Nurse/Midwife/Allied Health Divisions are ranked, and the five applicants with the highest scoring entries in each division are invited to present their work during the Tow Awards Research Day. Applicants whose submissions are of good scientific quality but not chosen for oral presentation are invited to join the poster competition.  For more details including criteria for judging, click here….

What happens on the Tow Awards Day, and who can attend?

Tow_audienceAll are welcome to attend part or all of the Tow Awards Day to hear from some of the top early researchers and junior clinicians on the Randwick campus.   In addition to the oral and poster presentations, a keynote address is provided by a leading senior researcher. The day finishes with the Awards Ceremony, when the Tow Awards Winners are announced.

Have questions or need more information?

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