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

49th Annual Tow Research Awards Day –
Friday 10 November 2023

John Beveridge Lecture Theatre and Foyer, Sydney Children’s Hospital

Abstracts open 1st August 2023; close *extended* to 8 September 2023

Read the Tow Awards 2022 Program

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 $2,500 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, Basic Science, ILP & Honours, 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?

All 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?

Contact the Tow Awards Convenor

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