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New Investigator Research Award

The New Investigator Research Award is intended to acknowledge outstanding work of a new primary care investigator.  The investigator’s achievements will be based upon his/her independent scholarship and entire body of work, rather than a single work.

Eligibility Criteria: Nominee must be a current NAPCRG member. 

The nominee must be within 5 years of the start of his/her independent research career. The start of an independent research career may be defined by the following elements:

  • 5 years since completion of terminal degree (e.g. MD, PhD, MSW)
  • 5 years since first peer-reviewed publication
  • 5 years since obvious career transition (i.e. clinical-to-academic shift, earned mid-career Master’s degree, etc.)
  • Other evidence of early research career status (i.e. please describe why the nominee qualifies as a new investigator, if not explicitly by one of the criteria above)

Submission Process:

  1. By March 1, 2018, the nominator will submit the following materials electronically:
  •  a letter of nomination (2 page maximum). The letter of nomination should emphasize why the nominee is both eligible for and deserving of the award. 
  • up to two (2) letters of reference describing why he/she should receive the award.  Letters may be countersigned by more than one individual.
  • Nominees from the previous three years will be held for consideration and contacted prior to the deadline to update their materials on file.

2.  The Awards Committee Chair will contact each nominee, via electronic mail, to inform him/her that he/she is being considered for the New Investigator Research Award. 

            The nominee needs to submit the following materials by by May 15, 2018:  

  • (1) current curriculum vitae (5 page maximum)
  • (2) personal statement summarizing his/her primary care-related research activities and how his/her research is making and/or going to make a difference to primary care practice (2 page maximum)

Evaluation Process

Complete submissions will be evaluated, independently, by at least 3 members of the Awards Committee.  Submitted scores will be tallied and averaged to identify a recipient.  The recipient of the New Investigator Award will be recognized and receive a commemorative plaque at the Awards Breakfast during the Annual Meeting.  


If you have any questions regarding submitting your materials or need technical assistance in doing so please contact Jill Haught at jhaught@napcrg.org

If you have questions and/or require any additional information regarding the New Investigator Research Award, please contact Dr. Lorraine Wallace, NAPCRG Awards Committee Chair (Lorraine.Wallace@osumc.edu  or 614-366-1785).