New Investigator Award Instructions
To compete for the New Investigator Award, you must:
Be a resident, fellow, postdoctoral fellow, or student
Be the first author on the abstract submitted
Have performed your research primarily at one of the
participating institutions (a Brown University-affiliated
Prior to the event, the Research Celebration Planning Committee will
read the abstracts and will score them on a scale of one to five using
the following criteria:
Is the project presented clearly?
Is the experimental protocol and/or the research approach valid?
Are the data convincing?
Are the conclusions reasonable?
Does the project represent a meaningful contribution to its
respective field of study?
NB: Case Reports will not be considered in this
Using these results, the top five abstracts in each category (i.e.,
Basic Science and Clinical Science) will be selected as finalists. Each
finalist will be required to prepare a poster for display and an
8-minute PowerPoint presentation with a 2-minute question and answer
period. The presentation will take place during the week of the Research
Celebration at a time and date to be determined. One winner for each
category will be chosen based on the following additional criteria:
Is the project presented in a clear and effective manner?
Are the experimental data convincing? Are the conclusions
Does the author seem to be thoroughly conversant with his or her
material and is it apparent that they made a significant
contribution to the project?
If you have any questions, contact CRL Director Paul N. McMillan, PhD,
at 444-6859 or PMcMillan@Lifespan.org,
or contact Sara Spangenberger at 444-4245 or SSpangenberger@Lifespan.org.
Core Research Laboratories