Early Investigator Award

The Society for Perioperative Research and Care (SPRC) Early Investigator Award recognizes early
career investigators (within 5 years of their first faculty appointment) and their accomplishments in the
field of Perioperative Medicine. The individual’s work should be illustrative of accomplishments that have
been recognized locally and are gaining recognition national or internationally.

Purpose of the Award:

This award recognizes the research achievements of an early investigator whose work demonstrates
research of high quality and scientific relevance in perioperative medicine. The individual’s work should
be reflective of future research potential and leadership.

Selection Criteria:

The SPRC Early Investigator Award aims to recognize an individual whose research scholarship has
resulted in recognition with peer funding and impactful findings that illustrate innovative research in
perioperative medicine. The award identifies an individual whose body of work supports outstanding
achievements that lay the groundwork for a sustained and influential research career. Nominees will be
evaluated on the following criteria:

1. Productivity in research based on publications and grants.
2. Impact or potential impact of research.
3. Initiation and early development of a program of research in Perioperative Medicine.
4. Research supervisory record.

Nominees need to be a member of the Society for Perioperative Research and Care.

Selection Committee:

The Board of Directors of the Society for Perioperative Research and Care will establish the Selection
Committee on an annual basis.


Nominations may be made by any member of the Society for Perioperative Research and Care.
Nominators will provide a one or two page summary of the nominated candidate, identifying the
accomplishments and career achievements that meet the eligibility criteria. The nominator will also
provide an up-to-date curriculum vitae. Three additional two page letters of support attesting to the
nominee’s qualifications may be included with the primary letter of nomination.

The Society for Perioperative Research and Care and Medicine Selection Committee will review
nominations and may request additional information from selected nominators.

Nomination material should be forwarded to the SPRC Secretariat to the
attention of Liz MacMaster at sprc@intertaskconferences.com.

Deadline for submissions: October 5, 2020. All nominees/nominators will be notified of the results by
October 19, 2020.

The recipient of this award will receive a prize which will be presented as part of the Society for
Perioperative Research and Care Awards Presentations at Perioperative Care Congress,
Nov.6-8, 2020 in Toronto, ON.