If you’ve published recently on the topic of enhancing health, lengthening life, or reducing illness and disability, and if you’ve received your PhD within the last 10 years, you may be interested in applying for a paper competition hosted by the NIH Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR). This competition recognizes the year’s top papers presenting research at the intersection of behavioral science and health.
To compete, early-stage investigators should submit one article published (or accepted and in press) in the year 2017 in which they are the first author. Winners will be awarded the honor of presenting their findings at the OBSSR 11th NIH Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors festival, to be held on Thursday, May 31, 2018. OBSSR will pay winners’ travel expenses.
Papers are encouraged which:
- Advance the conceptualization of health and wellbeing beyond a lack of illness or sole clinical outcome
- Illuminate the complex and dynamic interplay among social, behavioral, and/or neurobiological processes at multiple levels
- Build theories or methods within the NIH mission to advance health and longevity and to reduce illness and disability
The deadline to submit papers is February 16, 2018, 9:00am ET. Please visit OBSSR’s website for more information on how to submit.