Australian Speech Science and Technology Association Inc
ASSTA NEW RESEARCHER AWARD
GUIDELINES FOR APPLICANTS
1. The ASSTA New Researcher Award is intended to foster high quality new researchers in speech science and technology.
2. The award will usually be made every two years to coincide with the SST conferences.
3. The award is open to:
a) those currently enrolled in postgraduate studies at an Australian University, as long as they are no more than ten years beyond the awarding of their first degree, measured from the deadline date for submission of the application for the new researcher award; AND
b) those not currently enrolled in postgraduate studies who will be no more than five years beyond the awarding of their highest degree, measured from the deadline date for submission of the application for the new researcher award.
4. The applicant must be carrying out research in Australia.
5. Winners may submit applications on subsequent occasions that the award is offered, but preference will be given by the judges to new applicants.
6. The application, which should consist of the COMPLETED paper and the new- researcher application form, to be submitted to the SST conference secretariat by the due date for conference abstracts. Applicants should check the conference publicity material for the address of the conference secretariat and the deadline date for abstracts.
7. The completed paper should follow the accompanying formatting and length guidelines which are the same as those usually provided to prospective presenters at the SST conferences.
8. Applicants may submit more than one paper. Each will be considered independently of the others as a separate entry. No applicant may win more than one award, however.
9. Applicants should be either sole or first author of the paper. In the latter case, a statement signed by all authors is required indicating that a minimum of 80% of the paper is the work of the applicant.
10. Applicants should complete and send the conference registration form to the conference secretariat as usual by the required date and pay any registration, accommodation and conference dinner costs as usual. Reimbursement to successful applicants will be arranged by the ASSTA executive.
11. Changes cannot be made to winning entries after they have been judged by the panel. Each entry, as judged by the panel, will be published in that form in the proceedings of the following SST conference.
12. The papers will first be considered by the SST conference technical committee. Once accepted for presentation at the conference, the applications will be passed on to an assessment panel appointed by the ASSTA executive.
13. The final decision to accept the application (as a valid application for the ASSTA New Researcher Award) rests with the assessment panel.
14. All applicants will be notified of the panel's decisions by the ASSTA executive as early as possible but at the latest two weeks before the due date of submission of the camera-ready paper to the SST conference committee.
15. Up to three awards may be made for any one conference. However, the assessment panel may recommend that no awards be made if it feels no applications of sufficiently high quality have been submitted.
16. All applicants will be eligible for all awards made in any year. No awards will be set aside for student applicants or for particular areas of research within the range usually covered by speech science and technology.
17. The award will consist of:
a) the cheapest available return airfare or alternative form of travel from the successful applicant's usual city of work to the city of the next SST conference.
b) Conference registration, cost of the conference dinner, and accommodation at the appointed college for the extent of the conference.
c) A certificate to be presented at the conference dinner.
d) Mention in the conference proceedings.
18. The ASSTA executive will discuss travel arrangements with the successful applicants when notifying them of their award.
19. All decisions made by the assessment panel are final and no correspondence about those decisions will be entered into.
Adopted by Executive - 27th April 1995
This supersedes the set adopted by Executive on 27th August 1993
It should be noted that this set of guidelines is not a legally binding document but provides a guideline to practice for the Executive Committee.