HUPO 2022 World Congress

#HUPO 2022 Starts December 4, 2022

Early Career Researcher (ECR) Initiative Activities & Awards

The HUPO Early Career Researcher (ECR) Initiative was founded in 2015 and has since actively and tirelessly promoted the transmission of HUPO ideals to the next generation of proteomic leaders who are involved in many of the varied HUPO initiatives and activities. Mentoring represents the strongest link between generations of scientists, which is why the ECR is pleased to present a variety of awards and activities in conjunction with HUPO’s annual World Congress. Please see below for an overview of the available awards. For more information on each award, please scroll below the overview table.

Manuscript Competition 3min Thesis Competition Poster Competition Rising Star Award
Submission Deadline: 20-May 8-Jul 29-Jul 30-June
Notifications of Acceptance: 22-Jun 12-Aug 12-Aug 31-Jul
Who can apply? Postdoctoral Fellows (PhD, degree awarded post January 2016)

Junior Faculty Members (appointment post January 2018 and PhD awarded post January 2010)

Young Clinicians (MD degree awarded post January 2015)

Must be HUPO Member
PhD Students who have not yet defended

Must be HUPO Member
Graduate Students (Master and PhD) Postdocs

Must be HUPO Member
5 Years of Work after PhD defense

Must be HUPO Member
How to apply? Single Publication File 3min video presenting main ideas behind the candidate's PhD thesis explaining proteomics for the general audience Must submit an abstract to HUPO 2022 Self Nominations or Nominations via the HUPO Awards Nominations Form (coming soon!)
Brief description of publication and the impact on the field of proteomics (max. 300 words) Short description of nominee's career stage, most significant contributions, how the contributions impact the field of proteomics, the breadth of the contributions and their originality.
Send application to ecr@hupo.org Send video via email, youtube or vimeo to ecr@hupo.org Indicate participation in poster competition during abstract submission process
Selection Criteria: Scientific content and novelty of work Best presentation of a thesis Scientific content and poster quality Overall career achievements
Impact of work and its applications in the field of proteomics Value and impact of work on the field 15 finalists will be evaluated during the onsite poster session in Cancun 60% based on impact on the community
3 Finalists will be selected for oral presentation during one of the HUPO 2022 Plenary Sessions. 12 Finalists to present their video during a session in the main HUPO 2022 Congress Winners and Runners Up for each level will be selected (graduate student and postdocs) 40% on originality and breadth of the contributions to the field and community
Prizes: Complimentary Congress Registration 300 USD
Winner
200 USD
2x Winners
500 USD
1,000 USD
Winner
100 USD
2x Runners Up
100 USD
4x Runners Up
500 USD
2x Runner Ups

The HUPO Early Career Researcher Initiative (HUPO ECR) is pleased to announce the seventh ECR Manuscript Competition at HUPO 2022 taking place December 4-8, 2022 in Cancun, Mexico to select the “Proteomics Highlight of the Year”.

The manuscript competition is a unique opportunity for early career researchers to gain visibility in the proteomics community, as it serves as a platform to highlight the important contributions that postdoctoral fellows, young clinicians and junior faculty members make to the proteomics field.

HUPO encourages early career proteomics researchers to participate in this competition with an already published or accepted manuscript during the 2021 and 2022 calendar years. Three finalists will be selected to present their publications in a dedicated plenary session at HUPO 2022, where an expert committee will evaluate the oral presentations to determine the “Proteomics Highlight of the Year”. Awards along with cash prizes (1,000 USD to winner, 500 USD/each to two runners ups) will be presented during the Closing Ceremony & Awards Session at HUPO 2022. In addition, the three finalists will receive complimentary registration for HUPO 2022 (registration will be refunded post congress). Application deadline is May 13, 2022.

Eligibility criteria: Competition is intended for postdoctoral fellows (Ph.D. degree awarded post January 2016), junior faculty members (appointment post January 2018 and PhD awarded post January 2010) and young clinicians (M.D. degree awarded post January 2015). Applicants must be HUPO members.

Publication Criteria: The applicant must have significantly contributed to the publication as a first or last (or shared first/last) author. The publication must be an original research article. Review articles will not be considered for this competition. The publication must have been accepted or printed for publication at the time of submission for the competition but must not have been published before January 1, 2021. Manuscripts that were posted on bioRxiv and other preprint servers prior to submission will be considered.

How to Apply: A complete application needs to include the documents listed below. Send completed applications by email to ecr@hupo.org.

A single publication file as a pdf (including the supplementary information, if it applies) and

1. Single publication file as a pdf (including the supplementary information, if it applies):

  • The manuscript must be an original research article and the applicant must have contributed significantly to the concept and/or experimental work and/or data analysis (first, co-first, corresponding or co-corresponding author).
  • The publication must have been accepted and/or printed for publication at the time of submission to the competition, but not earlier than January 1, 2021.
  • The publication must be in English.

2. A short statement (300 words maximum) in which the applicant describes the novelty and impact of the publication on the field of proteomics.

Application Deadline: May 20, 2022

Selection Process: The HUPO ECR Initiative and a panel of ad-hoc expert scientists will score the publications and select three finalists based on the following criteria:

1. The scientific content and novelty of the work.
2. The impact of the work and its applications in the field of proteomics

The three finalists will be selected and notified by June 22, 2022. The finalists are required to submit an abstract of their work and to provide a biosketch and headshot picture for publication and advertising purposes.

Prize: $1000 for the winner and $500 for the two runners up.

Present your research in proteomics with a 180-second video, using one static slide and in a form that can be understood by a general audience with no background in biology.

The HUPO Early Career Researcher (HUPO ECR) Initiative is organizing a 3-minute thesis competition. 12 candidates will be pre-selected for the final competition, to be held in a parallel session at HUPO 2022 in Cancun (Mexico) on December 4 – 8, 2022 and you are invited to participate.

Join the adventure and win the prize! Awards along with cash prizes ($300 to winner, $100/each to two runners ups) will be presented during the Closing Ceremony & Awards Session at HUPO 2022.

Deadline for submitting your video performance: July 8, 2022.

Eligibility Criteria: Open to Ph.D. students who have not defended at the time of application. Applicants must be HUPO members.

How to Apply: Applicants should send a 3-minute video presenting the main ideas behind the candidate Ph.D. thesis and its expected impact for the general audience via email, youtube or vimeo to ecr@hupo.org.

Application Deadline: July 8, 2022

Selection Process: Candidates communicating the most effectively their thesis topic as well as the value and potential impact of their work will be selected as finalists. The 12 finalists will be selected and notified by June 22, 2022 and are required to submit an abstract for HUPO 2022 and provide a short biosketch and headshot picture within five business days of receiving their notifications. These presentations will then be judged on the same criteria by the audience in the dedicated parallel session at HUPO 2022.

Prize: $300 for the winner and $100 for the two runners up.

The HUPO Early Career Researcher (ECR) initiative invites all graduate students (Master and PhD) and postdocs to participate in the poster competition at HUPO 2022 taking place December 4 – 8, 2022 in Cancun, Mexico, to win awards and cash prizes. To participate, graduate students and postdocs only need to indicate during the abstract submission whether they would like to participate in the competition.

15 posters in each trainee category (graduate students and postdocs) will be pre-selected based on the quality, novelty and potential impact of submitted abstracts. Posters will be visited by evaluators during the poster sessions at HUPO 2022 to select a winners and runners up for each level (graduate student and postdocs). Award winners will be highlighted during the HUPO 2022 Closing Ceremony & Awards Session.

Eligibility criteria: All graduate students (Master and PhD) and postdocs can apply for the competition upon abstract submission for HUPO 2022. Applicants must be HUPO members.

How to apply: During the abstract submission procedure for HUPO 2022, Master’s students, PhD students, and postdocs must indicate if they want to also participate in the poster competition.

Application Deadline: July 29, 2022

Selection criteria: 15 posters in each trainee category (graduate students and postdocs) will be pre-selected based on the quality, novelty and potential impact of submitted abstracts. Posters will be visited by evaluators during the poster sessions at HUPO 2022 to select a winners and runners up for each level (graduate student and postdocs).

Notification: Presenters of selected posters will be notified by August 12 that their poster will be evaluated during HUPO 2022.

Prize: $200 for the 2 winners and $100 for the four runners up (graduate student and postdoc level).

The HUPO Early Career Researcher (ECR) initiative is launching a brand new award to recognize rising stars and leaders in the field of proteomics. This career achievement award is designed to recognize early career trainees who have had an exceptional impact on the proteomics field and community. This impact can take the shape of publications, patents obtained, development of a commercial product, establishment of a course, training program, workshop or any other contributions or service to the field of proteomics. The winner of the award will give a short presentation during the closing ceremony of HUPO 2022 and take home a cash prize of 500 USD.

Nominations are open to all HUPO members who have accumulated at most 5 years after their Ph.D. defense, by the application deadline. Ph.D. Career interruptions and leaves, such as parental leaves, will be taken into account to extend the eligibility period. Candidates can self-nominate or be nominated, by a supervisor, a colleague, a superior, a client, a collaborator, etc. The person nominating the candidate can be anybody that has been positively impacted or has witnessed the positive impact of the nominee.

Eligibility criteria: Open to HUPO members who have accumulated at most 5 years after their Ph.D. defense, by the application deadline. Ph.D. Career interruptions and leaves, such as parental leaves, will be taken into account to extend the eligibility period.

Nomination Process: Candidates can self-nominate or be nominated, by a supervisor, a colleague, a superior, a client, a collaborator, etc. The person nominating the candidate can be anybody that has been positively impacted or has witnessed the positive impact of the nominee.

Application Package: Short description of nominee’s career stage, most significant contributions, how the contributions impact the field of proteomics, the breadth of the contributions and their originality.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2022

Selection Criteria: Award is given based on the overall career achievements of the nominee, whether those are publications, patents obtained, development of a commercial product, establishment of a course, training program, or workshop.
60% of the score is based on the impact of the nominee on the field or community and the other 40% on the originality and breadth of the contributions to the field or community.

Prize: Cash Prize of $500. The award will be given in the HUPO 2022 closing ceremony and accompanied by a short talk. The winner will be asked to provide a short biosketch and a headshot photograph for publication and advertising purposes.