The NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) announces the 2017 Call for Articles for the Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Paper Awards. Awards will be presented at the 10th Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Day on Tuesday, April 25, 2017 on the NIH campus in Bethesda, Maryland.
NIH’s mission includes funding innovative health-related research and supporting the health-research workforce of today and tomorrow. Ten years ago, OBSSR established an event to commemorate Matilda White Riley’s contributions to the NIH and to behavioral and social sciences research. In addition to a lecture by an accomplished researcher, OBSSR also honors at this event research papers recently published by Early Stage Investigators (ESI) within 10 years of achieving terminal degree. Paper awardees present their published papers at the 2017 ESI panel.
Call for Articles
To be considered for the Matilda White Riley Early Stage Investigator Paper Award, you must meet the NIH criteria for Early Stage Investigator (< 10 years since terminal degree) as of December 31, 2016. Submit one, and only one, article that has been published since January 1, 2016 or currently is in-press. The ESI submitter must be the first author on the paper submitted.
NIH’s Matilda White Riley Paper Award Selection Committee will rank these articles based on how well they demonstrate behavioral and social scientific excellence in areas within NIH’s mission and that illustrates one or more of the components of Dr. White Riley’s vision of research excellence:
- An expanded conceptualization of health and wellbeing that includes effective cognitive, affective and social functioning; and quality of life
- Behavioral and social sciences research results that improve the lives of people and society
- Illuminate the complex and dynamic interplay among processes at multiple levels
- Influence of social and behavioral factors on physical health and the utility of this knowledge for clinical practice and health policy
- Lifecourse perspectives on development, health, and wellbeing of individuals and societies
- Research approaches that build theory and methods in the advancement of knowledge on health and wellbeing
OBSSR will pay the travel expenses for up to five ESI awardees, so they can present their paper and participate in a moderated panel discussion of future research possibilities. OBSSR may invite authors whose submissions score well but are not in the top five ranked papers to write guest posts for OBSSR’s blog, the Connector., describing the research findings of their submitted articles.
Real Life, Labs, Research:
The 10th Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Day
Tuesday, April 25, 2017
Building 1, Wilson Hall
Bethesda, MD 20892
- Submissions deadline: Wednesday, February 1, 2017, 9 am., Eastern time
- Awardees notified: March 8, 2017
Submissions should include:
- Published article (with abstract) or if in press, preprint of the article accepted and acceptance letter from journal.
- Author’s name, title, affiliation—if it differs from what appears in the submitted article.
Send submission to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than 9 a.m., February 1, 2017.