Women's and Children's Hospital, Adelaide
Young Investigator Award (YIA)

Young Investigator Award (YIA)

Applications are now open for the 2016 Young Investigator Award via the following website:


The Young Investigator Award (YIA) recognises and promotes the outstanding research undertaken by young investigators in the area of women's and children's health. It also enables young researchers to present their research in a way that is easily understood by the general population.

This highly prized award is an ideal forum for attracting media interest in the excellent and varied research undertaken at the hosting institutions by high quality investigators researching women's and children's health issues.

The Women's and Children's Hospital Foundation is proud to be the major sponsor of the Young Investigator Award - an initiative of the Women's and Children's Health Network. The University of Adelaide, Flinders University, University of South Australia and South Australian Health and Medical Research Institute are also partners in the award.

The YIA involves a three stage process: 1. Application submission  2. Research Showcase (Semi-finals Event)  3. Finals Event

The finalists will be asked to present their work at the Finals Event. For reaching the Final, each of the three finalists will receive $2,000. The winner of the Award will receive The Young Investigator Award of $5,000. Each Finalist is also eligible for the People’s Choice Award of $1,000 judged by the audience attending the Finals Event.

Summary of Key Dates

Tuesday 14 June 2016 

Applications Open 

Monday 11 July 2016 

Applications Close

Week beginning 22 August 2016 

Notification of Semi-finalists

Tuesday 20 September 2016 (day event) 

Research Showcase (Semi-final judging)

Thursday 20 October 2016 (evening event) 

Award Event (Final judging) 

The Young Investigator Award is awarded annually and applications are called for mid year via the WCH Foundation website.

If you have any general queries, please contact:

Dr Andrea Averis
Chair, YIA Committee
Women's and Children's Health Network

Telephone: (08) 81617703
E-mail: andrea.averis@sa.gov.au




last modified: 15 Jun 2016