Owerko Centre Trainee Awards

The 2020-2021 Owerko Centre Trainee Award application process is now open. We have two awards being offered this year: The Owerko Centre Trainee Publication Award and The Owerko Centre Knowledge Dissemination and Engagement Award. For more details on the awards, including the application requirements, please see the links and descriptions below. Applications for both awards are due February 15, 2021.


Owerko Centre Trainee Publication Award

The Owerko Centre Trainee Publication Award recognizes trainees who have first authored papers focused on neurodevelopment and child mental health over a given year in an impactful and creative way.

Number of available awards: 2

Award value: $500 each

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate students
  • Graduate students
  • Post-Doctoral fellows
  • All applicants must have an Owerko Centre investigator as one of their supervisors

Application requirements:

  • Trainee must have, as first author, a paper published in a recognized, peer-reviewed journal in 2020/2021
  • Trainee must be either a full time post-doctoral trainee, graduate (MSc and PhD) or undergraduate student in good standing at the time of award
  • Applicants must have a supervisor who is an Owerko Centre member

Application instructions:

  • Completed application form
  • A single page publication description as either a Word or PDF file
  • Attached copy of applicant’s published paper

Evaluation criteria:

Eligible applications will be reviewed by members of the Owerko Centre Executive Committee, in conjunction with the Owerko Centre Education Committee. Applications will be adjudicated based on the following criteria:

  • Significance and quality of the publication;
  • Demonstration of publication’s contribution to the knowledge base in neurodevelopment and mental health in children and scientific impact;
  • Applicant’s contribution to the publication;
  • Alignment of the topic of the publication with the mission, vision, values and goals of the Owerko Centre.

Application deadline:

February 15, 2021

Owerko Centre Knowledge Dissemination and Engagement Award

The Owerko Centre encourages its trainees and post-doctoral fellows to engage in, and develop, new opportunities to interact with the general public and community stakeholders in the context of science communication and outreach.

The Owerko Centre Knowledge Dissemination and Engagement Award recognizes individuals or groups who have developed community-oriented projects that showcase The Owerko Centre’s commitment to studying neurodevelopmental disorders and child mental health, in a creative and impactful way. This award encourages trainees and fellows to engage with the surrounding community and foster the broader public’s understanding of scientific research.

Please note, that this award recognizes work that has been completed.

Number of available awards: 2

Award value: $500 each

Eligibility:

  • Undergraduate students
  • Graduate students
  • Post-Doctoral fellows
  • All applicants must have an Owerko Centre investigator as one of their supervisors

Application considerations:

  • Evidence of innovation and creativity
  • Hands on involvement with the community
  • Demonstration of personal involvement
  • Development of new networks and partnerships (i.e. K-12 education, high school students, industry partners, public organizations)
  • Prioritizing of sharing of knowledge and expertise 

Application requirements:

  • Completed application form
  • A single page activity description attached as either a Word or PDF file
  • (Optional – applicants are invited to attach any products related to the research project that may have been developed, e.g. a video, brochure, toolkit, etc)

Evaluation criteria:

Eligible applications will be reviewed by members of the Owerko Center Executive Committee, in conjunction with the Owerko Centre Education Committee. Applications will be adjudicated based on the following criteria:

  • Significance and quality of the described public/community activity;
  • Role of the applicant in the knowledge engagement and dissemination activities; and
  • Alignment of the described dissemination/engagement activity with the mission, vision, values and goals of the Owerko Centre.

Application deadline:

February 15, 2021