CSS Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award
The Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award honours the contributions of Dr. Roger Broughton, founding President of the Canadian Sleep Society (1986-88), and one of the founding figures of Canadian sleep research.
The award will be made to a young scientist for important early career research contributions, rather than a single submitted abstract or paper. The winner will receive an award of $1,000.
The award will be made on the basis of an assessment by a distinguished panel of judges including former Presidents of the CSS and past winners of this award. This is not intended to be a post-doctoral level award, but instead is open to members of the CSS who are conducting research at a Canadian institution (i.e., in a junior Faculty position). Eligibility is restricted to early career researchers (ECR), as defined by CIHR1, at the time of application.
Deadline for submission:
November 15th, 2022
- A current curriculum vitae
- Two reference letters (sent directly to the CSS by the referees) and
- A one-page (500 word) statement summarizing their early career contribution to sleep research and its significance.
- Applicants are expected to have a current membership to the CSS prior to application for this award.
Please submit applications by email with the subject “Roger Broughton Young Investigator Award” to: firstname.lastname@example.org
The CSS is strongly committed to the values of equity, diversity and inclusion. The CSS encourages applications from all qualified candidates, including women, members of visible minorities, Indigenous persons, members of sexual minorities, persons with disabilities, and others who may contribute to diversification; candidates are invited to self-identify in their applications.
An early career researcher (ECR) is a researcher within five years from the date of their first research-related appointment, minus eligible delays in research, where:
- research-related appointments are defined as those where the individual has the autonomy to conduct research independently;
- all eligible leaves (e.g. maternity, parental, medical, bereavement) are credited as twice the amount of time taken;
- professional leaves (e.g. training, sabbatical, administrative) are not credited.
- All time spent in research appointments/positions will be taken into consideration when determining eligibility irrespective of time spent in a clinical component or other duties (i.e. administrative, academic, etc). Should an applicant hold or have held a part-time appointment/position, CIHR will count that time as 50% (e.g., a one-year part-time appointment/position will count for 6 months towards the maximum).
As a result of COVID-19, the term to qualify for ECR status has been extended to 0–84 months from 0–60 months