Awards

In order the promote research in various aspects of psychiatry in the zone, the IPS (NZ) has instituted three awards namely Dr. Buckshey Award, Dr. G.C. Boral Award and Dr. A.K. Kala Award.

The rules for the awards are as under;

A. GENERAL RULES, FOR AWARDS

  • For any paper to be considered for an award, it shall be necessary for the author to submit one copy of the full paper (along with the associated documentary evidence) to Prof BS Chavan, Chairman, Awards Committee by 1159 hours of 31st August 2018. This copy has to be submitted by email at the following address: drchavanbs@gmail.com. No hard copies are to be sent.
  • To be eligible for any award, the paper must fulfil each of the following criteria:-
    (a) It must be a research paper based on work done in India and must not have been published in a scientific journal nor presented at a National or International Conference.
    (b) The principal author and at least 50% of all authors and the person presenting the paper must be members of the IPS North Zone at the time of the last date of submission for the particular year
    (c) The co-authors who are not members of the society are not eligible for receiving cash prize or certificate.

Criteria for Assessment

a). The full papers received for consideration for the Awards shall be evaluated by a panel of atleast 3 judges appointed by the Chairman and they will be asked to give score out of 60 marks.

b). Awards Committee shall select papers of sufficient merit for final presentation.

c). Out of the papers evaluated by the judges, the Chairman, Awards Committee shall select up to a maximum of three (3) best papers for each award with the highest pooled percentage scores for presentation at the Annual Conference.

d). The papers need to score a minimum of 50% marks, to be considered for presentation in the award session.

e). During the conference, a panel of at least 3 judges will be appointed by the Chairman, Awards Committee for evaluation of the presentation and they will be asked to rate the paper and give score out of 40 marks.

f). The paper with the highest pooled rank order (with minimum of 50% marks) shall be declared the winner, In case of a tie, both the papers will be declared as joint winners.

All the authors of the award winning papers shall be considered to have won the award and will be issued certificates and those who are the members of the IPS, North Zone, will be eligible for the award money as follows:

  • 25% of the money shall go to the author presenting the paper.
  • The remaining 75% shall be distributed as follows
    1. If there are two authors who are eligible for the award money, 60% to the principal author and 40% to the co-author.
    2. If there are more than two authors who are eligible for the award money, 50% to the principal author and remaining 50% to be equally divided amongst the co-authors.
  • If in the opinion of a majority of judges, no paper is of high enough merit, there will be no award that year.
  • No paper shall be eligible to contest for an award where a member who has won that award in the immediately preceding year appears as an author or co-author.
  • None of the judges of the award and none of the members of the Awards Committee shall be contestant for any Award that year.
  • The assessment of papers by the panel of judges as certified by the Chairman, Awards Committee shall be ratified by the Executive Council of IPS(NZ).
  • The practical and logistic problems from time to time in assessment process will be dealt with appropriately by the Chairman Awards Committee in consultation with President.
  • The paper can be considered only for the category for which it has been nominated.
  • All the papers submitted for awards will be the property of the zone for publication in the Journal of the Society.
  • The authors should furnish Declaration containing following items at the time of submission.
    1. The Principal author and 50% of the co-authors are members of society
    2. This or substantially similar paper has not won any award in any other conference earlier OR is not under consideration for another award in any other conference (local/zonal/national/international).
    3. This or substantially similar paper has not been published or been submitted for publication in any scientific journal.
    4. The paper has not been earlier presented an any other conference.
    5. Consent from all authors about submission of the paper and a certificate that there is no copy right infringement in the contents of the paper. f) None of the author has won the same awards in the immediate preceding year.
    6. Ethics clearance (where appropriate) has been obtained from appropriate ethics committee/ review board.

SPECIFIC GUIDELINES

Dr. A.K. Kala Award

  • This award will be given for original research in biological psychiatry
  • There is no age bar
  • Award Money: Rs. 2,500/-

Dr. Buckshey Award

This award will be given to the paper presented by the member of North Zone IPS

  • who is not above 35 years of Age at the time of presentation.
  • Award Money Rs. 1000/-
  • The paper must be accompanied with proof certifying age of the Principal cum Presenting author.

Dr. G.C. Boral Award

  • There is no age bar to compete for this award
  • Award Money: Rs. 1000/-

Nomination for Bombay Psychiatric Society Silver Jubilee Award (Best Paper of the conference)

  • All the award papers can compete for the best paper award. The authors, if they desire to compete for this award, should send a declaration about their desire and willingness to compete for the nomination for the Bombay Psychiatric Society Silver Jubilee (BPSSJ) award. Important: It may please be noted that the papers submitted for the Awards of IPS-North Zone will not be automatically considered for the nomination for the BPSSJ Award, unless a specific declaration to that effect is provided in writing at the time of submitting the paper or before the last notified date for submission of the award papers
  • Free papers (i.e. the papers other than the award papers) can also compete for the best paper award for nomination for BPSSJ award. For this, the authors of the free paper must submit 1 copy of the full paper (along with the associated documentary evidence) to Prof BS Chavan, Chairman, Awards Committee by 1159 hours of 31st August 2018. This copy has to be submitted by email along with the declaration as explained above at the following address: drchavanbs@gmail.com. No hard copies are to be sent. This submission will have to be in addition to the abstract of the free paper to be submitted as outlined elsewhere for FREE PAPERS