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HUPO 2020 - Early Career Researcher Competition: “Proteomics Highlight of the Year”

The Early Career Researcher Initiative (ECR) of the Human Proteome Organization is pleased to announce the sixth ECR Manuscript Competition to take place at HUPO 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden!

The manuscript competition was first initiated at HUPO 2015 in Vancouver and is a unique opportunity for early career researchers to gain visibility in the proteomics community. It serves as a platform to highlight the important contributions that postdoctoral fellows, young clinicians and junior faculty members make to the proteomics field. We will repeat this highly successful event at HUPO 2020 taking place October 18 - 22, 2020 in Stockholm, Sweden.

HUPO encourages all ambitious early career proteomics researchers to participate in this competition with an already published or accepted manuscript during the 2019 and 2020 calendar years. Three finalists will be selected to present their publications in a parallel session at HUPO 2020 in Stockholm, where an expert committee will evaluate their oral presentations. Awards (first place USD $1,000 and two runners-up each USD $500) will be presented to the finalists during the Closing Ceremony & Awards Session on October 22, 2020. In addition, the three finalists will receive complimentary registration for HUPO 2020 (registration will be refunded post congress). Application deadline is March 27, 2020.

Eligibility: Competition is intended for postdoctoral fellows (Ph.D. degree awarded post January 2015), junior faculty members (appointment post January 2017) and young clinicians (M.D. degree awarded post January 2014). Applicants must be HUPO members.

Publication Criteria: The applicant must have significantly contributed to the publication as a first or last (or shared first/last) author. The publication must be an original research article. Review articles will not be considered. The publication must have been accepted or printed for publication at the time of submission for the competition, but not earlier than January 1, 2019. Manuscripts which were posted on bioRxiv and other preprint servers prior to submission will be considered.

Selection Process: The ECR Committee and an ad-hoc panel of expert scientists will score the publications and select three finalists based on the following criteria:

  1.  Publication score considering the scientific content and novelty of the work.
  2. The applicants scientific track record, academic age, future scientific plans and career goals.

The three finalists will be selected and notified by May 15, 2020. The finalists are required to submit an abstract to HUPO 2020 (deadline May 22, 2020) and to provide a biosketch and headshot picture (within five business days of receiving notification).

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