Last call for the 2018 "Mr. Kamal Sayed Prize in Neurosurgery"


Applications are invited for the 2018 "Mr. Kamal Sayed Prize in Neurosurgery".
The Prize is generously supported by Dr. Yacoob Kadwa, Class of 1965

About the Award                       Application                     Eligibility                    Recognition




 About the Award

The “Mr Kamal Sayed Prize in Neurosurgery” is awarded annually for the best submitted paper in neurosurgery by a postgraduate neurosurgical trainee who is training at an Irish Clinical Neuroscience Centre at the time of application (Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland). The award will recognise and reward excellence in neurosurgery training or research to trainees of exceptional calibre who have demonstrated a high level of potential such as:

  • research contributions, both fundamental and applied, which will add significantly to our knowledge base
  • who set a standard of excellence in research amongst peers
  • whose work will bring distinction in the field of neurosurgery
  • who are recognised by the Irish Institute of Clinical Neurosciences for what they have accomplished as scholars

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All Submissions must include:

1. Application Cover Sheet
2.  Project Description
• Provide an overview of the work that you (as the trainee) have been involved in.
• Highlight the role and contribution you played in the initiation or development of this work (no more than 1000 words in length)
3. Sponsor’s Support Letter
This letter will highlight the candidate’s contribution to the work. Indicate the importance of the work, the strength of this trainees work relative to others you have worked with and the independence of thought demonstrated by this candidate. (no more than 500 words in length)
4. Curriculum Vitae
5. Optional supplemental materials. Examples include digital representation of the work, submitted papers, abstracts etc.

Applications should be received by 5pm on 27th February 2018.

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  • Candidates must be currently enrolled as a postgraduate neurosurgical trainee at an Irish Clinical Neuroscience Centre (Northern Ireland and Republic of Ireland)
  • The award may be for a research project, development of a neurosurgical technique, or for an important clinical contribution.
  • The project should have been completed within the period of training.
  • Applicants must be sponsored by the candidate’s head of department. The sponsor may advise, but should not author the submission.
  • The project is to be submitted for presentation at a meeting of the Irish Institute of Clinical Neuroscience.
  • Papers that have been published in 2017 are eligible for submission.
  • A successful candidate may not reapply in subsequent years.

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The “Mr Kamal Sayed Prize in Neurosurgery” will be awarded at RCSI’s Research Day on Wednesday, 7th March 2018. The recipient will receive an engraved Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland Medal.

Applications should be sent to: RCSI Office of Research and Innovation, 121 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2, Ireland.

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