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IFPA makes a number of awards, to early career investigators, to scientists/clinicians for outstanding contributions to the field of placentology and to senior scientists/clinicians for their leadership in the field.

These awards are described below and in more detail in the Terms of Reference

 

IFPA Award in Placentology (awarded every other year in odd years 2011, 2013, 2015 etc.)
The "IFPA Award in Placentology" acknowledges outstanding contributions to the field of placentology in all its aspects, including the relationship with fetus and mother by established investigators who are normally within 20 years of receipt of their terminal degree.
Award: The IFPA Award consists of US$2000 plus accomodation and registration at next meeting. The awardee will be invited to present a lecture during a plenary session of the same IFPA-designated meeting. The lecture will be published in "Trophoblast Research" following normal peer review procedures.


Gábor Than Award (awarded every other year in even years 2010, 2012, 2014 etc.)
The “ Gábor Than Award” in placentology acknowledges outstanding contributions to the field of placentology in all its aspects, including the relationship with fetus and mother to early career investigators who are normally within 10 years of their terminal degree.
Award: The IFPA Gábor Than Award consists of US$2000 plus accomodation and registration for the next meeting and a bronze medal. The awardee will be invited to present a lecture during a plenary session of the same IFPA-designated meeting. The lecture will be published in "Trophoblast Research" following normal peer review procedures.


IFPA Senior Award in Placentology (awarded every year)
The "IFPA Senior Award in Placentology" is intended to recognise the work of established senior scientists/clinicians who have led placental research groups for a substantial period of time and have made a significant contribution to our understanding of placental and reproductive functions in general. Awardees will be able to demonstrate a sustained commitment to the development of younger placental researchers and to the placental/reproductive research community in general. As a guide to nominators, applicants with 20 years or more experience might be appropriate
Award: The IFPA Senior Award represents the highest distinction of the international placental research community. There will be no monetary prize associated with the Award. However, up to $1500 will be reimbursed towards economy class airfare. The awardee will be invited to present a lecture during a plenary session of the same IFPA-designated meeting. The lecture will be published in "Trophoblast Research" following normal peer review procedures.


Early Career Researchers

IFPA is dedicated to the support of early career investigators and persons in training. There are a number of awards available to support New Investigators and to acknowledge the excellence of early career investigators.


The Elsevier Trophoblast Research New Investigator Award (annual award)
For the best Poster Presentation by a New Investigator at an IFPA meeting.
Award: US$1500, an invitation to present their work in a plenary lecture at the following year's IFPA-designated meeting, and free registration and accommodation at the following year’' meeting. The winner will also receive free access to Elsevier ScienceDirect for one year.

The Elsevier Placenta New Investigator Award (annual award)
The Elsevier Award acknowledges the best Oral Presentation by a new investigator in the field of placentology in all its aspects, including the relationship with fetus and mother.
Award: The Elsevier Award consists of an award of 1000 Euros, and free access to Elsevier ScienceDirect for one year.

YW Loke New Investigator Travel Awards (annual award)
For support for New Investigators in Placentology to attend IFPA meetings.
Award: US$500.
New investigators are defined as students or researchers in full-time training or researchers who are within three years of their senior degree (e.g. Ph.D., M.D.).The awards are based on a review of abstracts submitted for an IFPA-designated meeting. Candidates should indicate they wish their abstract to be considered at the time of submitting

National Institutes of Health New Investigator Travel Awards
Award: US$500 and above, depending on funds.
These travel awards are to enable US-based new investigators in any aspect of placental research to attend the annual meetings of IFPA. New investigators are defined as students or researchers in full-time training or researchers who are within three years of their senior degree (e.g. Ph.D., M.D.).
The awards are based on a review of abstracts submitted for an IFPA-designated meeting. Candidates should indicate they wish their abstract to be considered at the time of submitting