Australasian Military Medicine Association is an independent, professional
scientific organisation of medical and allied health professionals.

AMMA Prizes and Awards

for the period 1 July 2016 to 31 July 2017

The Weary Dunlop Award – $750

The Weary Dunlop Award is named in honour of the Australian surgeon and war hero, Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop. Weary Dunlop was one of the Association’s first three Life Members, being elected in August 1992. He passed away on 02 July 1993, and Lady Dunlop approved the naming of the Award in his honour and memory. The Award was first presented at the 2nd Annual Scientific Conference in August 1993.

The Award is for the best original paper presented at the Annual Scientific Conference by a Member of the Association. The Award is recognised by the presentation of a Certificate, and a monetary prize of $750.

Membership of the Association is a requirement for the granting of the Award.

The Award will be judged by a panel of former winners of the Award nominated by the Conference Convening Committee, and will be announced at the conclusion of the Annual Scientific Conference.

JMVH Prize – $750

The JMVH Prize is awarded by the Editorial Board of The Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health for the best original paper published in each volume of the Journal (constituting the issues published in each financial year). The Editorial Board will determine the criteria and method for determining the award of the Prize. The Prize is $750.

An original paper is one that is published in any of the following Sections of JMVH: Original Papers; Short Communications; Case Studies; Review Articles; History.

Membership of the Association is not a requirement for the granting of the Award.

JMVH New Author Prize – $500

The JMVH Freshman Prize is awarded by the Editorial Board of The Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health for the best original paper published in each volume of the Journal (constituting the issues published in each financial year) by an author who has not previously published in the Journal. The Editorial Board will determine the criteria and method for determining the award of the Prize. The Prize is $500.

An original paper is one that is published in any of the following Sections of JMVH: Original Papers; Short Communications; Case Studies; Review Articles; History.

Membership of the Association is not a requirement for the granting of the Award.

 

Patron’s Prize – $250

The Patron’s Prize is awarded by the Association’s Patron for the best paper written by a Member of the Association published in a peer review journal during each financial year. The Prize is $250.

To be eligible for the Prize, the Member must be the principal author of the paper.

Authors of papers are required to provide by 31 July of each year of details of papers published (including an electronic copy of the paper from the journal publisher) in the preceding financial year to the Secretariat to allow their consideration.

The Patron’s Prize will be announced at the conclusion of the Annual Scientific Conference.

 

 

JMVH Best Veteran Paper Award – $1500

The Best Veteran Paper Award is awarded by the Editorial Board of the Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health for the best original paper on veterans’health published in each volume of the Journal (constituting the issues published in each financial year). The Editorial Board will determine the criteria and method for determining the award of the Prize.

 

Grants and Scholarships

for the period 1 July 2016 to 31 July 2017

Research Grant – $1500

The Research Grant is provided to assist in research being undertaken by a Member of the Association in aspects of military health.

The Grant totals $1,500 and may be awarded in full, in part or divided between several applicants.

Closing dates for submission of applications for Research Grants is 30 June. Judging will be by Council and the Grant will be announced at the conclusion of the Annual Scientific Conference.

Conditions for research grants

The principal researcher and applicant are to be Members of the Association.

The researchers must commit to publishing the principal results of the research in the Association’s Journal within two years of completion of the project. Publishing of the principal results in another journal will be at the discretion of Council and must be agreed by Council prior to award of the Grant. Where approval to publish the principal results in another journal is given, the researchers must agree to publish other aspects of the project (as determined by Council) in the Journal.

  • Grants will be made preferentially to projects that would not proceed without the Association’s funding.
  • Grants will not be made to projects that have sources of funding other than the researchers themselves.

Ethics approval

Proposals for projects that require ethics approval (through the Australian Defence Medical Ethics Committee [ADMEC] or other approved human research ethics body) are to provide evidence of such approval with the application.

The grant application is to include the following:-

a) the documentation submitted to ADMEC or other approved human research ethics body

b) a covering letter stating:-

  • funding requested and received from all sources (including self funding)
  • the amount of the requested grant
  • the resources (i.e. equipment, administrative support etc) and the proposed source of these resources (i.e. company supplying) to which the AMMA grant will be applied.

Proposals for projects that do not require ethics approval are to include the following information under the covering letter

  • principal researcher’s publication history;
  • synopsis of proposed research (100—250 words);
  • brief review of the subject (250 words);
  • timeframe for research;
  • and details of other researchers

Progress reports

The principal researcher is to provide six-monthly reports of progress to Council.

Defence Force Other Ranks Conference Scholarships

Three Conference Scholarships will be awarded to Health Service members of an Oceanic Region Defence Force (Permanent or Reserves) who are not commissioned officers. One scholarship will be awarded to a member of each Service (Army, Navy, Air Force).

Each scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who submits the best paper on any subject related to military medicine or veterans’ health. Papers are not to exceed 1,500 words in length.

The Conference Scientific Committee will determine the award of the scholarships based on criteria that it sets.

Applicants for the scholarships must submit their papers to the Association Secretariat by 30 June 2017.

The scholarship will consist of one full registration to the following AMMA Conference. With the approval of Council, attendance may be held over to a subsequent Conference.

Applicants must agree to publish their paper in JMVH and/or present it at the Conference. Applicants must not have previously been awarded a Defence Force Other Ranks Conference Scholarship.

Health Student Conference Scholarships

Three Conference Scholarships will be awarded to members of an Oceanic region Defence Force (Permanent or Reserves) who are undertaking a course of study in a health or health-related discipline. The course must be one leading to a recognised tertiary qualification (other than a Masters or Doctorate) and be of a minimum length of one year’s equivalent full-time study (as defined by the institution). One scholarship will be awarded to a member of each Service (Army, Navy, Air Force).

Each scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who submits the best paper on any subject related to military medicine or veterans’ health. Papers are not to exceed 1,500 words in length.

The Conference Scientific Committee will determine the award of the scholarships based on criteria that it sets. Applicants for the scholarships must submit their papers to the Association Secretariat by 30 June 2017.

The scholarship will consist of one full registration to the following AMMA Conference.

With the approval of Council, attendance may be held over to a subsequent Conference.

Applicants must agree to publish their paper in JMVH and/or present it at the Conference.

Applicants must not have previously been awarded a Health Student Conference Scholarship.

 

 

Please send all submissions to

AMMA Secretariat 113 Harrington Street, Hobart TAS 7000
secretariat@amma.asn.au