Awards

Awards selected by the IFPA Awards committee from nominations made by the IFPA community.

 

IFPA Award in Placentology

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 accommodation and registration at next meeting.

 

IFPA Senior Award in Placentology

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.

 

Andrée Gruslin Award

The Andrée Gruslin Award is named in honor of Dr. Andrée Gruslin, a maternal-fetal medicine specialist and researcher who, while battling breast cancer, continued not only her obstetrical service but also drove a well-known research program until her death in 2014. She spent her life researching placental health as a way of reducing risk from conditions such as preeclampsia and intrauterine growth restriction. This prize will be offered every year to an outstanding female mid-career investigator in the field of placental or placental-related biology. In the absence of suitable candidates the award will not be given.

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

 

Awards for early career researchers based on abstracts submitted to IFPA 2017.

 

The Elsevier Trophoblast Research New Investigator Award

Awarded 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 years meeting. The winner will also receive free access to Elsevier ScienceDirect for one year.

 

The Elsevier Placenta New Investigator 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

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 that they wish their abstract to be considered for this award at the time of submission.

 

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 that they wish their abstract to be considered for this award at the time of submission.

 

Harold Fox New Investigator Award (2017 meeting only)

Support for ten UK-based New Investigators to attend the IFPA 2017 meeting in Manchester. Award: free registration at the 2017 meeting. 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 the IFPA 2017 meeting. Candidates should indicate that they wish their abstract to be considered for this award at the time of submission.