AFPC Graduate Student Research Award

Description of the award

The AFPC Graduate Student Research Award will be given to recognize the best research paper written by a Pharmacy graduate student, and accepted for publication, or published, during the calendar year preceding the annual meeting. The winner will be notified by April 15, 2017 and must agree to attend the AFPC Conference.  


A suitable framed certificate will be presented to the recipient at the annual meeting of the Association of Faculties of Pharmacy of Canada (AFPC). A grant to a maximum of $1,500 will be provided to cover travel and accommodation expenses for the recipient to attend the annual Conference. The recipient will also receive complimentary registration for the annual Conference and a complimentary ticket to attend the Awards Banquet.

Criteria for submission of papers

  1. Eligible papers (written in English or French) are those that have been published or accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal within the calendar year.
  2. Each graduate advisor may only present one candidate in each competition.
  3. Only one nomination per faculty will be considered.
  4. The student must have conducted the research for the paper while a graduate student and be the primary author.
  5. To apply, the candidate must submit the following in PDF format to the Executive Director (Harold Lopatka, . Deadline for submission is March 1, 2017.
    1. the paper to be judged;
    2. notice of acceptance from the journal in which the paper is to appear, if it has been accepted, but not yet published;
    3. a letter of support from the candidate's graduate advisor, indicating that the paper meets the criteria for the award (the letter will not be circuated to the review committee);
    4. an indication by the candidate of willingness to attend the AFPC meeting to accept the award.
    5. the standardized award application form (see pages three and four of the AFPC Awards Booklet).
  6. The award will be given to the runner-up if the winner cannot attend the AFPC Meeting.

Criteria for Selection

  1. The papers submitted shall be judged on the basis of criteria which include; quality and originality of research, clarity of presentation, and scientific rigor.

Evaluation Committee

  1. The Committee usually is composed of three Faculty members selected from the Faculties, Colleges, or Schools of Pharmacy in Canada.
  2. The members of the evaluation committee shall assess the papers submitted as indicated in the criteria for selection and shall send their final assessment to the AFPC Awards Committee.
  3. The final decision on the best paper shall be made by the AFPC Awards Committee.


AFPC Graduate Student Research Award

See Awards book for details.

Submission of award applications should occur by Email on or before the due date indicated for each award to Harold Lopatka.


2016-2017 Awards Book


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