NMD4C Early Career Award Nominations Extended

We have extended the nomination submission deadline for our NMD4C Early-Career Investigator Awards! The new deadline is January 13th, 2023.

This initiative will allow NMD4C early-career members to be nominated for one of four awards, celebrating excellence and contribution to the neuromuscular field in both clinical and basic science streams.

The four early-career award categories that will be awarded for 2022 are:

  • Early Career Researcher of the Year (Biomedical)
  • Early Career Researcher of the Year (Clinical)
  • Publication of the Year (Biomedical)
  • Publication of the Year (Clinical)

If you wish to nominate yourself or an individual for any of these awards, please submit the following information via the nomination form here: https://www.surveymonkey.ca/r/NMD4C-ECawards.

You will be asked to include:

  1. Category for which you are nominating the individual.
  2. Brief bio sketch of the nominee. (any kind of biosketch accepted)
  3. Up to three clinical or research milestones of the nominee.
  4. Brief paragraph highlighting the achievements of the individual, and why you think they should receive the award.
  5. (For publication of the year biomedical/clinical) A PDF copy of the full publication you wish to nominate. *Publications from November 2021 – Present will be eligible.

Please complete this nomination form before the deadline of January 13, 2023 at 11:59pm ET.

The awards will be announced in January 2023 alongside the NMD4C/MDC neuromuscular clinical and postdoctoral research fellowships. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to communications coordinator James Davis at !

To be eligible for this award you must fall within the CIHR early-career criteria as being within five years of the date of a first independent appointment, and be a member of the NMD4C (if you are not a member, you can sign up here!)

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