Awards & Fellowship

In order the promote research in various aspects of psychiatry in the zone, the IPS (NZ) has instituted three awards namely. Dr. Buckshey Award, Dr. G.C. Boral Award and Dr. A.K. Kala Award. The rules for the awards are as under:

The rules for the awards are as under;

A. GENERAL RULES, FOR AWARDS

• For any paper to be considered for an award, it shall be necessary for the author to submit 4 copies of the full paper to the Chairman, Awards Committee by a date determined by the Chairman, Awards Committee.

• To be eligible for the award, the paper must fulfill each of the following criteria:-
(a) It must be a research paper based on work done in India and must not have been published in a scientific journal nor presented at a National or International Conference.(b) The principal author and at least 50% of all authors and the person presenting the paper must be members of the North Zone, I.P.S. , at the time of the last date of submission for the particular year.
(c) The coauthors who are not members of the society are not eligible for receiving cash prize or certificate.

• The full papers received for consideration for the Awards shall be considered by a panel of atleast 3 judges appointed by the Chairman, Awards Committee who shall select papers of sufficient merit for final rating at the time of presentation. Out of the papers the judges, the Chairman, Awards Committee shall select up to a maximum of three best papers for each award with the highest pooled percentage scores for presentation at the Annual Conference. The papers need to score a minimum of 50% marks, to be considered for presentation in the award session.

• A panel of atleast 3 judges will be appointed by the Chairman, Awards Committee. Out of the total marks, 60% will be for preparation and compilation of the paper and 40% for its presentation at the Conference. The paper with the highest pooled rank order (with minimum of 50% marks) shall be declared the winner, In case of a tie, both the papers will be declared as joint winners.

• All the authors of the award winning papers shall be considered to have won the award and will be issued certificates and those who are the members of the IPS, North Zone, will be eligible for the award money as follows:
(a) 25% of the money shall go to the author presenting the paper.
(b) The remaining 75% shall be distributed as follows:-
(i) If there are two authors who are eligible for the award money, 60% to the principal author and 40% to the co-author.
(ii) If there are more than two authors who are eligible for the award money, 50% to the principal author and 50% to be equally divided amongst the co-authors.

• If in the opinion of a majority of judges, no paper is of high enough merit, there will be no award that year.

• No paper shall be eligible to contest for an award where a member who has won that award in the immediately preceding year appears as an author or co-author. None of the judges of the award and none of the members of the Awards Committee shall be contestant for any Award that year.

• The assessment of papers by the panel of judges as certified by the Chairman, Awards Committee shall be ratified by the Executive Council of IPS(NZ).

• The practical and logistic problems from time to time in assessment process will be dealt with appropriately by the Chairman Awards Committee in consultation with President.

• The paper can be considered only for the category for which it has been nominated. All the papers submitted for awards will be the property of the zone for publication in the Journal of the Society.

• The authors should furnish Declaration containing following items at the time of submission.
a) The Principal author and 50% of the co-authors are members of society|
b) This or substantially similar paper has not won any award in any other conference earlier OR is not under consideration for another award in any other conference (local/zonal/national/international).
c) This or substantially similar paper has not been published or been submitted for publication in any scientific journal.
d) The paper has not been earlier presented an any other conference.
e) Consent from all authors about submission of the paper and a certificate that there is no copy right infringement in the contents of the paper. f) None of the author has won the same awards in the immediate preceding year.
g) Ethics clearance (where appropriate) has been obtained from appropriate ethics committee/ review board.

SPECIFIC GUIDELINES

Dr. A.K. Kala Award

This award will be given for original research in biological psychiatry. There is no age bar. Award Money: Rs. 2,500/-.

Dr. Buckshey Award
This award will be given to the paper presented by the member of North Zone IPS who is not above 35 years of Age at the time of presentation. Award Money Rs. 1000/- The paper must be accompanied with proof certifying age of the Principal cum Presenting author.

Dr. G.C. Boral Award
There is no age bar to compete for this award. Award Money: Rs. 1000/-

Nomination for Bombay Psychiatric Soceity Silver Jubliee Award (Best Paper of the conference)

• All the award papers can compete for the best paper award. The authors, if they desire to compete for this award, should send a declaration about their desire and willingness to compete for the nomination for the Bombay Psychiatric Society Silver Jubilee (BPSSJ) award. It may please be noted that the papers submitted for the Awards of IPS-North Zone will not be automatically considered for the nomination for the BPSSJ Award, unless a specific declaration to that effect is provided in writing at the time of submitting the paper or before the last notified date for submission of the award papers.

• Free papers (i.e. the papers other than the award papers) can also compete for the best paper award to the nomination for BPSSJ award. For this, the authors of the free paper must submit four copies of the full text of their paper along with the declaration as explained above, to the Chairpersons, Awards Committee. This submission will have to be in addition to the four copies of abstract of the free paper to be submitted to the President. The last date for sending the full text of the paper with the declaration will be the same as the last date notified for the submission of the Award Papers.

GUIDELINES FOR EVALUATION OF AWARD PAPERS

A panel of judges shall rate the papers. There shall be three judges in each panel. Out of the total numbers i.e. 100, 60% will be for preparation and compilation of the manuscript & 40% for presentation during the conference. The assessment of the written manuscript will be on the following pattern.

Written manuscript evaluation.60 marks
1. Topic Title its relevance and methodology.
2. Survey of literature/reference bibliography.
3. Presentation of results and discussion.
4. Conclusion and how far they are substantiated by the study.
5. Clarity, lucidity, precision of language and over all elegance of paper.
12 marks
12 marks
12 marks
12 marks
12 marks
Presentation during conference:40 marks
1. Style, clarity, compactness of expression and presentation.
2. Use of audiovisual aids (if any) Appropriateness, quality visibility comprehensibility,
and novelty.
3. Response to points raised in discussion
20 marks
10 marks10 marks

In case no paper is of high enough merit (i.e. score 50% of more marks), there shall be no award that year.

Panel for selection of best paper to be nominated for BPSSJ Award

There will be two panels of three judges each, one for evaluation of written manuscript and one for presentation for all the award papers submitted, and the full papers/manuscripts of the free papers submitted for BPS award.

Written manuscript evaluation.60 marks
1. Topic Title its relevance and methodology.
2. Survey of literature/reference bibliography.
3. Presentation of results and discussion.
4. Conclusion and how far they are substantiated by the study.
5. Clarity, lucidity, precision of language and over all elegance of paper.
12 marks
12 marks
12 marks
12 marks
12 marks
Presentation during conference:40 marks
1. Style, clarity, compactness of expression and presentation.
2.Use of audiovisual aids (if any), appropriateness, quality visibility, comprehensibility and novelty
3. Use of audiovisual aids (if any).
20 marks
10 marks
10 marks

GUIDELINES FOR INSTITUTION OF ANY NEW AWARD:

For institution of any new award in IPS NZ, it should fulfill the following guidelines:

1. The proposal should be signed by atleast 10 fellows of the Association
2.The proposal would be reviewed by the EC and the GB
3. A minimum corpus of Rs 5 lakhs would need to be given
4. The award so instituted would continue for a maximum period of 10 years, following which it will be reviewed in terms of appropriateness of its continuation, and proposers may be requested to add an additional amount as decided by the EC and GB.