Poster and Presentation Awards for Early-Career Scholars

“Early-Career Award” To encourage active participation of junior scholars in the 6th World Conference on Research Integrity, ten poster and presentation awards will be granted. A first-place award will be granted in each of these two categories (US $2,000), along with four second-place prizes (US $1,200 each) in each category. Awards are supported by a grant from the U.S. Office of Research Integrity and will be announced during the conference dinner.

Eligibility Individuals who have completed their most recent graduate training within the last ten years will be considered early-career scholars. Abstracts submitted by early-career scholars that are accepted for poster or oral presentation will be considered eligible for the awards. Early-Career Scholars are defined as those who have completed their Masters or Doctoral degrees between 2008 and 2018.

Evaluation Criteria for Poster Awards Judges, experts drawn from and recommended by the 6th WCRI committees, will apply the following evaluation criteria in selecting the five poster awards:

Academic/scientific quality – Originality of topic/question, clear methodology, consideration of pertinent literature, relevance to the conference theme and contribution to advancing the field (e.g., addresses new challenges for research integrity and offers new insights).

Poster Quality – Overall design, color scheme, and format (e.g., visually appealing, conveys the project data and conclusions effectively).

Presentation Skill – Clarity of presentation within the allotted time, knowledge of the topic and related literature, mastery of relevant issues, including strengths and limitations of the ideas and methods.

Evaluation Criteria for Oral Presentations Judges, experts drawn from and recommended by the 6th WCRI committees will apply the following evaluation criteria in selecting the five presentation awards:

Academic/scientific quality – Originality of topic/question, clear methodology, consideration of pertinent literature, relevance to the conference theme and contribution to advancing the field (e.g., addresses new challenges for research integrity and offers new insights).

Presentation Skill – Clarity of presentation within the allotted time, knowledge of the topic and related literature, mastery of relevant issues, including strengths and limitations of the ideas and methods.

Responsible Committee The Poster Committee will be responsible for coordinating the exercise, including appointment of reviewers, calculation of scores and determination of awards. The decision of the Poster Committee will be final and no appeal will be considered.

Acknowledgement The poster and presentation awards (USD13,600) will be funded by the Conferences on Research Integrity Funds of the Office of Research Integrity, United States (grant number: ORIIR180044-01-00).