Guidelines for Scientific competition

1. GUIDELINES FOR IAPSM (WB) GRANT FOR BEST RESEARCH ROJECT

(initiated by Prof. Akalanka Bhandari)


  • Only the life members of IAPSM (WB chapter) not above the rank of Assistant Professor or equivalent will be allowed to submit research proposal.
  • Proposal of community based study will get preference.
  • Research proposal including budget (grant amount is only Rs.3,000/- and extra amount, if any, is to be borne by the investigator) is asked from the eligible candidates within 29th February,2020.
  • Must be submitted to secretary IAPSM through e mail. Mail ID is indiradeypal@rediffmail.com
  • Every participant will be asked to sign a declaration form.
  • The EC committee will form a scrutiny committee comprising of three members including the secretary, as convener. This committee will select three experts who will judge the proposals. The names of the experts will be kept secret.
  • Based on the score given by three experts, the scrutinizing committee will select the top three proposals.  The secretary will invite them to present their proposals in the Annual State Conference of the IAPSM (WB).
  • The final presentation will be held on the day of Annual Conference of IAPSM (WB Chapter) as follows – Each candidate will be allotted 7 minutes time for presentation of the proposal followed by discussion for another 3 minutes. Power point presentation is preferable.
  • A panel of three judges will select the best one.
  • 70% of the total grant will be handed over to the winner on the day of presentation.
  • Total duration of the project (after finalization of the proposal) will be ten months.
  • The winner of the research grant has to submit an interim report of work to the Secretary, IAPSM (WB) after 5 months of work.
  • He or She has to complete the study and submit the final report by 10 months.
  • Utilization certificate needs to be submitted within one month of submission of final report.  
  • In the next Annual State Conference, the research worker will be asked to present the report and he/she will be handed over the balance amount of the grant along with a certificate.
  • The study findings can be published (by the research worker) in any journal including IJCM with due acknowledgement to IAPSM (WB chapter).
  • If a single proposal is submitted by the last day of submission, it may be welcome for the competition subject to comments of experts on the proposal.

2. GUIDELINES FOR PROF. M.M. GANGULY MEMORIAL AWARD FOR YOUNG SCIENTISTS (REVISED)

  • The award is meant for scientist not above the rank of Assistant Professor or equivalent post of teaching / non-teaching cadre.
  • Any member of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine (including annual member for the respective year) belonging to any of the medical specialties is eligible for the competition.
  • The article should be based on original research work of the candidate and not published / awarded anywhere.
  • The candidate must be the sole / first author of the article submitted for the purpose.
  • Articles based on Thesis / Dissertation will also be considered for the competition.
  • The articles must follow the norms as per “Notes to contributors of Indian Journal of Community Medicine” while preparing the manuscript for submission for the award. Otherwise, it will not be considered.
  • The article should be submitted through e mail to Secretary IAPSM WB. E mail is indiradeypal@rediffmail.com within 29th February,2020.
  • After the competition is over, the awarded article is free to be sent for publication in any journal, preferably the ‘Indian Journal of Community Medicine’. The award offered must be acknowledged in the article for publication.
  • Out of the total number of articles submitted, only three ‘qualified articles’ adjudicated by the expert committee on the basis of merit, will be invited for presentation during the annual state conference of the association. If number of qualified articles is less than three, the Association may decide to carry on the competition by inviting the author / authors for final presentation.
  • Distribution of marks (total 100) for short listing of the submitted articles will be as follows –

Title & Abstract: 10;            Introduction & Objectives: 15;  Methodology: 25;
Results + Discussions + Conclusion: 15+15+10 = 40;         References: 10.

  • The final presentation will be held on the day of Annual Conference of IAPSM (WB Chapter) as follows –The first author has to present the paper. In case the first fails to present due to unavoidable reason, the next author may be permitted to present, provided justified grounds are given for the same. Each candidate will be allotted 10 minutes time for presentation of the paper, followed by discussion for another 10 minutes. Power point presentation is preferable.

The distribution of marks for final presentation will be as follows:
Quality of the content of the presented article: 25,  Clarity of presentation: 25,
Responses to queries raised by the participant members and panel of judges: 50.

  • The award will be considered after computation of both the marks obtained by the candidates during short listing of the articles and final presentation of the papers in the Conference. The marks obtained by the candidates during short listing should be kept confidential and will be added only when the final presentation is over.
  • The awarded candidate will be given a certificate and a cash award or medal.
  • In case more than one candidate obtains the same marks they will be considered as Joint Winners and the award will be divided.
  • The award will be given on the day of Annual Conference of IAPSM (WB Chapter)

3. GUIDELINES FOR Professor Ranadeb Biswas Memorial Poster presentation.

  • The award is meant for scientist not above the rank of Assistant Professor or equivalent post of teaching / non-teaching cadre.
  • Any member of Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine (including annual member for the respective year) belonging to any of the medical specialties is eligible for the competition.
  • The poster should be based on original research work of the candidate and not published / awarded anywhere
  • The poster size should be 4 feet by 3 feet width. Preferably, it should be made up of flex and written in English. Tables, Charts, drawings and illustrations must have self explanatory notes (description). Font size should be readable from 1.5 meter distance. Different colours may be used.
  • The candidate(s)/presenting author(s) must be present in the vicinity of the poster during the scheduled date & time allotted for poster presentation for discussions.