Postgraduate Research Prize in EFP accredited Postgraduate Programs in Periodontology
The EFP is pleased to announce its Graduate Research Prize competition.
The objective of the prize is to promote graduate research in EFP approved programs.
The prize is awarded once a year and is open to all graduate students of EFP accredited graduate programs in Periodontology.
The research work must have been published in print between January and December of year preceding the presentation of the prize in the Journal of Clinical Periodontology or in another English-language international peer reviewed scientific journal. In addition, the graduate student must be first author or second author. In the case of second authorship – the role of the student as PI need to be justified by the principal investigator. The research should have been performed substantially in the country where the student followed the Postgraduate program in Periodontology.
We accept fundamental research papers and clinical research papers. Depending upon the number of applications we may judge the two types of paper in separate categories. In this scenario there may be more than one 1st and 2nd prize awarded, but this will be the decision of the judging panel and vary from year-to-year according to the nature of applications. Where two first and 2nd prizes are awarded, there will not be a 3rd prize awarded. This is a variation to the prize monies set our below.
Original research articles should be sent by email to the EFP European Co-ordinator Mónica Guinea (Login to see the email address).
Deadline for manuscript submission is January 5th.
The winner will receive a monetary prize award of 1.000 € for the 1st prize, 750 € for the 2nd prize and 500 € for the 3rd prize, together with a certificate of award.
- The significance for periodontology
- Clinical implications
- Understanding mechanisms
- Innovative character
- Originality of the hypothesis
- Implications for changes of thoughts in periodontology
- Scientific quality
- Clear hypothesis
- Experimental design
- Data quality
- Statistical methodology
- Quality of the paper
- Adequacy of introduction and discussion
- Language use
- Clear conclusions
A score from 1 to 5 may be given to each of the four quality areas.