EAPC Researcher Awards

The Researcher Awards (former Early Researcher Award) were created as an annual award by the EAPC in 2009. The awards are designed to recognise the work of scientists and clinicians in the field of palliative care who have recently made, or are currently making an outstanding contribution to research and clinical practice. The awards aim to highlight the individual’s career development and their potential.  The awards were originally known as the Early Researcher Awards, but since 2017, there are three distinct award categories:

  1. Early Research Award: candidates should be at the early stage of a research career and hold a higher degree, PhD or equivalent. Early stage of a research career can be quantified as maximally 7 years since the year of the first publication in the field of palliative care, palliative medicine or end-of-life care. In case a candidate has taken maternity or paternity leave or has had a long-term illness or other leave, this can be taken into account proportionately if documented in the application. 
  2. Post-Doctoral Award: candidates should hold a PhD or equivalent, have performed independent research and have a substantial publication list. Eligible candidates have a minimum of 8 and a maximum of 15 years of experience since the year of the first publication in the field of palliative care, palliative medicine or end-of-life care. In case a candidate has taken maternity or paternity leave or has had a long-term illness or other leave, this can be taken into account proportionately if documented in the application 
  3. Clinical Impact Award: candidates should hold a clinical/academic qualification or equivalent, and be involved in clinical research and practice  

Be inspired by the winners accounts of their research on the EAPC Researcher Awards blog which you can view here

Application Procedure - EAPC Research Award

How to apply: 

  • Candidates should clearly identify which of the awards they are applying for 
  • Candidates can apply themselves, or be nominated by a supervisor or similar 
  • All professions working in palliative care research are welcome to apply, both clinical and non-clinical 
  • Applications from any country are welcome 

Practicalities: 

Applications are now open for the 2021 awards and will close on Wednesday 31st March 5pm CET. 

Applicants should highlight:  

  • Strongly documented interest and skills in palliative care research 
  • Evidence of academic development 
  • Detailed information about research activity including research methods and relevance to palliative care 
  • The environment/research group that the candidate has worked in 
  • Evidence of publications and presentations of work at conferences or similar events 
  • Evidence of scientific awards, if any 
  • Ability and willingness to give a plenary lecture in English at an EAPC congress 

If making a nomination, please make sure that the candidate agrees to be nominated and agrees to give a plenary lecture. 

Applications must include a covering letter of maximum one page, a full CV and a list of publications.   

Selection criteria: 

A sub-group of the congress Scientific Committee will consider all applications for the three categories.  Applicants will be informed of the decision prior to the congress. The EAPC will cover the registration fees of all three successful applicants. 

Submit your application below