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Indian Journal of Community Medicine

Awards for Young Scientists - Guidelines

Author(s): Editors

Vol. 26, No. 4 (2001-10 - 2001-12)

  1. Dr. Mahajan's Award for best paper published in the four issues of IJCM prior to the conference.
  2. Vijay Narain Award for best paper presented in the annual conference of IAPSM.
  3. Sh. Pyare Lal Sharma Memorial Award for best paper presented by female young scientist in the annual conference of IAPSM - Preferably community based research.
  4. Sh. Kalu Ram Memorial Award for male young scientist for best paper presented in the annual conference of IAPSM - Preferably community based research.
  5. Epidemiological Research Grant for Research Project - criteria published separately in this issue.

Criteria for these awards and scoring system

S.No. Criterion (Scoring system)..Score Score Score
I Age and Sex (25-30)..3 (30-35)..2 (35-40)..1
II Relevance of subject matter and its application in the context of current priority problem of the nation High-3 Moderate-2 Low-1
III Objectives Clear-3 Not very clear-2 Ambiguous-1
IV Sample size Adequate-2 Community based-2 Inadequate-0 Hospital based-1 -
V Method Very sound-3 Sound-2 Poor-1
VI Material-Slides/Transparencies Tables and Diagrams Very well organized-3 Well organized-2 Poorly organized-1
VII Presentation Very good-3 Good-2 Poor-0
VIII Statistical methods used All required methods used-3 Some methods used-2 None-0
IX Response to queries of judges and participants Very good-3 Good-2 Poor-1

Designated judges to please use these criteria and scoring methods and obtain date of birth or age from the persons competing for these awards. Scores of all the judges will be added up to derive average score.

(Sect General IAPSM)

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