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2018 Researcher of the Month Program: Rising Star Research Awards

The 2018 program is aimed at promoting careers in health research and life sciences and at recognizing excellence in research conducted by university students at the Master’s, Ph.D.(c), and post-doctoral levels, and by recently recruited research professionals (research assistant or associate for less than 5 years) in all areas and disciplines that fall under health research.

Once a month, from January 2018 to October 2018, in the lead-up to the Gala of Excellence in health research in Nov. 2018, the NBHRF will present $250 to the monthly winners in each of the award categories (Master’s, Doctoral, Post-doctoral & Research Professional).

In order to be nominated, a student, post-doctoral fellow and/or a research professional must currently be working or studying in New Brunswick and must send an email  to , that includes:

  • a completed up to date CCV on the NBHRF Template
  • a .pdf of the best e-pub or article that has been accepted (in press with proof of acceptance) or that has been published in a peer-reviewed scientific journal IN WHICH THEY ARE THE LEAD OR 2nd AUTHOR.  Articles will be accepted retroactively to January 1, 2017. The submitted nomination remains eligible for the entire duration of the competition, regardless of month submitted.  During the competition year, nominees can submit more than once with a new publication.  Publications can be a result of work produced in a lab or location or with a supervisor other than one in New Brunswick.
  • all related available (from previous year’s data) value information for their publication as found in ResearchGate, including Impact Factor, Source Normalized Impact per Paper (SNIP), Five Year Impact Factor, SCImago, Journal Rank (SJR), CiteScore, h-index, Eigenfactor, Article Influence Factor.  
Monthly winners will be selected by the President, CEO and Scientific Director of NBHRF and announced on the final day of the month.   A newspaper ad will showcase the Laureates the following Saturday (unless it is within 4 days of the end of the previous month, in those cases the article will appear on the subsequent Saturday).  
All monthly winners will be showcased at the 6th Gala of Excellence in November 2018 and an Annual Winner will be announced.