Stanley Peart Essay Prize 2021
Stanley Peart Essay Prize – £1000
This prestigious prize, generously funded by The Foundation for Circulatory Health will be awarded for the best essay submitted by a young investigator attending the BIHS Annual Scientific Meeting in Brighton, 2021.
The essay topic is
“These epidemiological data from 3 countries demonstrate that throughout adult life blood pressure levels in Canada are substantially lower than in England. Please provide possible explanations for these observations”.
(Figure; BJM Open, 2013)
The essay competition will open on Monday 1st March, 2021 and will close on Monday 31st May, 2021. The winner will be announced at the Conference Dinner on Tuesday 14th September, 2021.
Essays must be no longer than 2000 words, excluding references and should be submitted via the dedicated submission portal (see button below). Full details, including essay specifications and format, are in the Terms and Conditions below. Please note that it is expected that the prize winner will attend the BIHS Annual Scientific Meeting and that the prize funds will be used by the competition winner to facilitate further educational or research experiences, such as short visits to other laboratories or attendance at an international scientific meeting.
Sir Stanley Peart was a clinician and clinical researcher who made a major contribution to our understanding of blood pressure regulation. He was the first to demonstrate the release of noradrenaline in response to sympathetic nerve stimulation. He was also the first to purify, and determine the structure of, angiotensin and he later isolated the enzyme, renin, and carried out many important investigations of the factors controlling its release in the body.
Stanley Peart Award Terms and Conditions
1. This competition is open to young investigators working in the UK. A Young Investigator is defined as an undergraduate or postgraduate student or employed in a training-grade post up to and including specialist registrar level or at early career researcher level, or equivalent, as deemed appropriate by the Executive Committee. Only one entry per young investigator is permitted.
2. A prize of £1000 will be awarded to the competition winner. This, along with a certificate, will be presented at the BIHS Annual Scientific Meeting (ASM). The competition winner will be notified at least two months in advance of the ASM and it is expected that the prize winner will register for, and attend, the meeting. Registration at the early-bird rate will be permitted.
3. It is expected that the prize funds will be used to facilitate the competition winner undertaking short visits to other laboratories or attending an international scientific meeting, to further their educational or research experiences. The prize winner will be required to report back to the BIHS on their experience at a later date.
4. The maximum word count for essays is 2000 words (excluding references). A maximum of two images or tables will be accepted. Entries must be submitted in either Microsoft word (doc or docx) format or PDF format. No other formats are acceptable. Please do not submit any personal details on the essay. All submissions will be reviewed blindly.
5. Entries should be unique (not published elsewhere or submitted to other essay competitions).
6. Entries should be submitted via the dedicated portal on the BIHS 2021 ASM website (click the button below).
7. The competition closes at 23:59 on 31st May, 2021. The winner will be notified by email on or before 9th July, 2021 and all other competitors notified by email shortly thereafter. We are unable to provide feedback on individual entries.
8. All entries must be the original work of the entrant and must not infringe the rights of any other party.
9. Entrants will retain copyright to the work they submit. By entering the competition, all entrants grant to the BIHS the right to publish and exhibit their work in any of our publicity and on the website. No fees will be payable for any of the above uses. The winning essay will be submitted for publication in the Journal of Human Hypertension. Please note that there is no guarantee of acceptance as the submission will still be subject to the Journal’s standard review and editorial processes.
10. By entering the essay competition, entrants will be deemed to have agreed to be bound by these rules, and the BIHS reserves the right to exclude any entry from the competition at any time if the organisers have reason to believe that an entrant has breached these rules.
11. The BIHS reserves the right to cancel this competition or alter any of the rules at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control.
12. If the winner is unable to be contacted after reasonable attempts have been made, or is unable to attend the ASM without reasonable explanation, the BIHS reserves the right either to offer the prize to a runner up, or to re-offer the prize in any future competition.