AMMA Scholarships, Grants and Awards

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for the period 1 July 2018 to 31 June 2019

Grants and Scholarships

AMMA is committed to supporting the growth of the military medicine and veterans’ health sectors. This includes providing significant financial assistance to its members who are undertaking research in these areas, or who wish to attend the annual Conference to further their scientific, professional or academic knowledge.

Please note: all grants and scholarships  are awarded at the discretion of the Association Council. In years where there are no suitable recipients, the grants will not be awarded

AMMA Research Grants

2 x $5,000 Research Grants

1 x $10,000 Research Grant

Part, or all, of a grant will be awarded to recipients who meet the following criteria:

  • The principal researcher and applicant must be current members of the Australasian Military Medicine Association
  • The applicant must be currently planning, proposing, or undertaking research in aspects of military medicine and/or veterans’ health
  • The applicant must not have received another grant from the Australasian Military Medicine Association for this project

Conditions of the Research Grant
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.

Recipients must also commit to present their project/findings at the next AMMA Conference. The principal presenter will be provided with a complimentary registration from the Association to assist their attendance.

Grants will be made preferentially to projects that would not proceed without the Association’s funding and that have no sources of funding other than the researchers themselves.

Ethics approval
Proposals for projects that require ethics approval, through the Department of Defence and Veterans’ Affairs Human Research Ethics Committee (DDVA HREC) 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:

  1. a) the documentation submitted to DDVA HREC or other approved, and relevant, human research ethics body such as NZ Health
  2. b) a covering letter stating:
  • funding requested and received from all sources (including self funding)
  • 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
  • proposed budget

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
  • proposed budget
  • details of other researchers

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

Grant acquittal
Grant acquittal is required to be performed by the recipient and provided to the Association at the completion of the research.

Receipts are required for all expenses paid for through the grant money from the Association.

Due date
Submissions must be received by the Association on, or before, the 30 June for the grant to be awarded in the following financial year.

Entry Form
You can download the entry form here

AMMA Conference Scholarships

3 x 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) who is also a current AMMA Member.

Each scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who submits the best paper on any subject related to military medicine or veterans’ health. This can include those submitted to the Journal in the last twelve months.

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 of the Conference year.

The scholarship will consist of one full registration to the AMMA Conference that year and one return economy airfare from the recipient’s nearest Australian capital city to the conference location. With the approval of Council, attendance may be held over to a subsequent Conference.

Applicants must agree to publish their paper in JMVH. Applicants must not have previously been awarded a Defence Force Other Ranks Conference Scholarship.

*In lieu of return economy flights, recipients travelling from outside Australia will receive $AUD1000 toward their costs of travel.

Entry Form
You can download the entry form here

3 x Health Student Conference Scholarships

Three Conference Scholarships will be awarded to AMMA members who are undertaking a course of study at tertiary level in a health or health-related discipline with a focus on military medicine, veterans’ health, or related field.

Each scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who submits the best paper on any subject related to military medicine or veterans’ health. This paper may be one submitted to the Journal in the preceding 12 months but applicants must still apply officially.

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 of the Conference year.

The scholarship will consist of one full registration to the AMMA Conference that year and one return economy airfare from the recipient’s nearest capital city to the conference location. With the approval of Council, attendance may be held over to a subsequent Conference.

Applicants must agree to publish their paper in JMVH if it has not already been published.

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

*In lieu of return economy flights, recipients travelling from outside Australia will receive $AUD1000 toward their costs of travel.

Entry Form
You can download the entry form here

Conference Awards

Weary Dunlop Award – $750

The Australasian Military Medicine Association is committed to supporting military medicine, and as a result, present the Weary Dunlop Award for the best original presentation given at the annual Conference. The award is open to all presenters at the Conference and is named in honour of Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop, who passed away in 1993.

The award prize is $750 and publication of the paper in the association’s journal; Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health. It is open to all presenters, whether or not they are members of AMMA and must be an original presentation to which they have intellectual property rights.  Delegates must advise if they wish to be considered for this prize.

Best Presentation by a Junior Officer – $500

This Award is open to any junior ranked officer from any Service presenting at the 2018 AMMA Conference. For presentations where there is more than one presenter, both presenters must be junior ranked officers to be eligible. If a presentation with multiple presenters is deemed the best presentation, the award and prize money will be presented to the group.

Presenters nominating for this category will have their eligibility confirmed by Council before their name is added to the voting form.

Best New Presenter – $500

This Award is open to any presenter at the 2018 AMMA Conference who has not previously presented at an AMMA Conference, workshop, or symposium.

For presentations where there is more than one presenter, both presenters must be new presenters. If a presentation with multiple presenters is deemed the best presentation, the award and prize money will be presented to the group.

Presenters nominating for this category will have their eligibility confirmed by Council before their name is added to the voting form.

Best Other Ranked Presenter – $500

This Award is open to any Other Ranked presenter.

For presentations where there is more than one presenter, both presenters must be other ranked. If a presentation with multiple presenters is deemed the best presentation, the award and prize money will be presented to the group.

Presenters nominating for this category will have their eligibility confirmed by Council before their name is added to the voting form.

Conference Poster Award – $250

The Conference Poster award is open to those whose abstracts have been accepted as a Poster submission. It is open to all presenters, whether or not they are members of AMMA and must be an original presentation to which they have intellectual property rights.

PLEASE NOTE

A presenter cannot win more than one award for a single presentation. However, if the author presents multiple presentations, each one can be judged separately for each relevant category.

In the event a single presentation is the winner of multiple categories, it is at the discretion of the Council as to how the awards will be allocated.

Journal Awards

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 Veterans’ Health 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.

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Please send all submissions to

AMMA Secretariat 227 Collins Street, Hobart TAS 7000
secretariat@amma.asn.au