Researcher Award

At each EAPC congress researcher prizes are awarded in three categories:

  1. Early Researcher Award

           The candidate should be at the early stage of a research career and hold a higher degree, PhD or equivalent

  1. Post-doctoral Award

           The candidate should hold a PhD or equivalent, have performed independent research and have a substantial publication list

  1. Clinical Impact Award

           The candidate should hold a clinical/academic qualification or equivalent, and be involved in clinical research and practice

How to apply:

  • Candidates should clearly identify which of the three 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


  1. Applications are now being accepted. The closing date is 30th November 2018.
  2. Send an email to: with details of why you should be considered
  3. Include a CV and details of your research activity

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 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 travel costs, accommodation and registration fee of the overall winner and will cover registration costs of the other two successful applicants. All three winners will receive an annual subscription to Palliative Medicine, the research journal of the EAPC.

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