Scholarships – Applications now open for Conference Scholarships

AMMA is committed to supporting the growth of the military medicine and veterans’ health sectors. This includes providing significant financial assistance to its members and supporters who are undertaking research in these areas, or who wish to attend the annual Conference to further their scientific, professional or academic knowledge.

Please note: all awards and scholarships are awarded at the discretion of the Association Council. In years where there are no suitable recipients, the awards and scholarships will not be awarded

AMMA Conference Scholarships

3 x Defence Force Other Ranks Conference Scholarships

Three Conference Scholarships will be awarded to Health Service members of the Australasian Region Defence Force (Permanent or Reserves) who are not commissioned officers. One scholarship will be awarded to a member of each Service (Army, Navy, Air Force).

Each scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who submits the best paper on any subject related to military medicine or veterans’ health. This can include those submitted to the Journal in the last twelve months.

The Conference Scientific Committee will determine the award of the scholarships based on criteria that it sets. Applicants for the scholarships must submit their papers to the Association Secretariat by 31 July of the Conference year.

The scholarship will consist of one full registration to the AMMA Conference that year and one return economy airfare from the recipient’s nearest Australian capital city to the conference location. With the approval of Council, attendance may be held over to a subsequent Conference.

Applicants must agree to publish their paper in JMVH. Applicants must not have previously been awarded a Defence Force Other Ranks Conference Scholarship.

*In lieu of return economy flights, recipients travelling from outside Australia will receive $AUD1000 toward their costs of travel.

APPLY HERE
3 x Health Student Conference Scholarships

Three Conference Scholarships will be awarded to those who are undertaking a course of study at tertiary level in a health or health-related discipline with a focus on military medicine, veterans’ health, or related field.

Each scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who submits the best paper on any subject related to military medicine or veterans’ health. This paper may be one submitted to the Journal in the preceding 12 months but applicants must still apply officially.

The Conference Scientific Committee will determine the award of the scholarships based on criteria that it sets. Applicants for the scholarships must submit their papers to the Association Secretariat by 31 July of the Conference year.

The scholarship will consist of one full registration to the AMMA Conference that year and one return economy airfare from the recipient’s nearest capital city to the conference location. With the approval of Council, attendance may be held over to a subsequent Conference.

Applicants must agree to publish their paper in JMVH if it has not already been published.

Applicants must not have previously been awarded a Health Student Conference Scholarship.

*In lieu of return economy flights, recipients travelling from outside Australia will receive $AUD1000 toward their costs of travel.

APPLY HERE

3 x Defence Force Junior Officer Conference Scholarships

Three Conference Scholarships will be awarded to Health Service members of the Australasian Region Defence Force officer rank O3 (Navy LEUT, Army CAPT, Air Force FLTLT) and below.

One scholarship will normally be awarded to a member of each Service (Army, Navy, Air Force).

Each scholarship will be awarded to the applicant who submits the best paper on any subject related to military medicine or veterans’ health. This can include those submitted to the Journal in the last twelve months.

The Conference Scientific Committee will determine the award of the scholarships based on criteria that it sets. Applicants for the scholarships must submit their papers to the Association Secretariat by 31 July of the Conference year.

The scholarship will consist of one full registration to the AMMA Conference that year and one return economy airfare from the recipient’s nearest Australian capital city to the conference location. With the approval of Council, attendance may be held over to a subsequent
Conference.

Applicants must agree to publish their paper in JMVH. Applicants must not have previously been awarded a Defence Force Junior Officer Conference Scholarship.

*In lieu of return economy flights, recipients travelling from outside Australia will receive $AUD1000 toward their costs of travel

APPLY HERE

Conference Awards

Weary Dunlop Award
$750

The Australasian Military Medicine Association is committed to supporting military medicine, and as a result, present the Weary Dunlop Award for the best original presentation given at the annual Conference. The award is open to all presenters at the Conference and is named in honour of Sir Edward “Weary” Dunlop, who passed away in 1993.

The award prize is $750 and publication of the paper in the association’s journal; Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health. It is open to all presenters, whether or not they are members of AMMA and must be an original presentation to which they have intellectual property rights. Delegates must advise if they wish to be considered for this prize.

Best Presentation by a Junior Officer
$500

This Award is open to any junior ranked officer from any Service presenting at the AMMA Conference. For presentations where there is more than one presenter, both presenters must be junior ranked officers to be eligible. If a presentation with multiple presenters is deemed the best presentation, the award and prize money will be presented to the group.

Presenters nominating for this category will have their eligibility confirmed by Council before their name is added to the voting form.

Best New Presenter
$500

This Award is open to any presenter at the AMMA Conference who has not previously presented at an AMMA Conference, workshop, or symposium.

For presentations where there is more than one presenter, both presenters must be new presenters. If a presentation with multiple presenters is deemed the best presentation, the award and prize money will be presented to the group.

Presenters nominating for this category will have their eligibility confirmed by Council before their name is added to the voting form.

Best Other Ranked Presenter
$500

This Award is open to any Other Ranked presenter.

For presentations where there is more than one presenter, both presenters must be other ranked. If a presentation with multiple presenters is deemed the best presentation, the award and prize money will be presented to the group.

Presenters nominating for this category will have their eligibility confirmed by Council before their name is added to the voting form.

Conference Poster Award
$250

The Conference Poster award is open to those whose abstracts have been accepted as a Poster submission. It is open to all presenters, whether or not they are members of AMMA and must be an original presentation to which they have intellectual property rights.

PLEASE NOTE

A presenter cannot win more than one award for a single presentation. However, if the author presents multiple presentations, each one can be judged separately for each relevant category.

In the event a single presentation is the winner of multiple categories, it is at the discretion of the Council as to how the awards will be allocated.

Journal (JMVH) Awards

JMVH Best Veterans’ Health Paper Award
$1500

The Best Veteran Paper Award is awarded by the Editorial Board of the Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health for the best original paper on veterans’ health published in each volume of the Journal (constituting the issues published in each financial year). The Editorial Board will determine the criteria and method for determining the award of the Prize.

JMVH Editors Prize
$750

The JMVH Prize is awarded by the Editorial Board of The Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health for the best original paper published in each volume of the Journal (constituting the issues published in each financial year). The Editorial Board will determine the criteria and method for determining the award of the Prize. The Prize is $750.

An original paper is one that is published in any of the following Sections of JMVH: Original Papers; Short Communications; Case Studies; Review Articles; History.

JMVH New Author Prize
$500

The JMVH New Author Prize is awarded by the Editorial Board of The Journal of Military and Veterans’ Health for the best original paper published in each volume of the Journal (constituting the issues published in each financial year) by an author who has not previously published in the Journal. The Editorial Board will determine the criteria and method for determining the award of the Prize. The Prize is $500.

An original paper is one that is published in any of the following Sections of JMVH: Original Papers; Short Communications; Case Studies; Review Articles; History.

Membership of the Association is not a requirement for the granting of the Award.

Patron’s Prize
$250

The Patron’s Prize is awarded by the Association’s Patron for the best paper published in a peer review journal during each financial year. The Prize is $250.

The Patron’s Prize will be announced at the conclusion of the Annual Scientific Conference.

For all enquiries, contact Nicole Lu

secretariat@amma.asn.au