Each year, ISOQOL presents awards to several of its members to honor exceptional work done in the field of health-related quality of life research. Below you’ll find a description of each the awards and, when applicable, information on how to submit a nomination. If you have a question about any of these awards, please send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The President’s Award is awarded to an individual who has advanced HRQOL research and has made outstanding contributions to the Society in one or more of the following areas: education of professionals, patients or lay individuals about HRQOL’s value; promotion or execution of HRQOL or other scholarly activities; and facilitating or furthering policy initiatives that have an impact on HRQOL. The awardee is selected by the Executive Committee and endorsed by the Board of Directors. The recipient of the award receives a plaque, a $1000 honorarium, and partial reimbursement of travel expenses to attend the ISOQOL Annual Conference.
Nominations for the President’s Award are due in May each year. Successful nomination packets will include a letter from the nominator specifying the nominee's contributions, a 5 page bio sketch of the nominee, and an external support letter.
The Emerging Leader Award was established in 2011 to honor and commemorate past-President Donna Lamping's contribution to the leadership of the Society. It will be awarded to an ISOQOL member who has shown exceptional leadership skills and potential.
The award nominee must be a current member of ISOQOL and have been active on an ISOQOL committee, SIG or working group for at least 2 years, having shown exceptional leadership skills and potential. Individuals must be within 10 years of completing a PhD (or equivalent), MD, or Masters Degree. Current and past ISOQOL board members are ineligible.
Nominations for the Emerging Leader award are due in May each year. Nominees may self-nominate or accept nomination by a sponsor. Successful nomination packets will include a nominations letter and two-page curriculum vitae.
The Outstanding Article of the Year Award recognizes the single best article dedicated to HRQOL research published in Quality of Life Research during the previous calendar year. This award recognizes the author(s) for significant intellectual contributions that promise to advance the state of the art in HRQOL research methods or theory.
All articles published in Quality of Life Research are considered for this award.
Each year, ISOQOL recognizes the best overall oral and poster presentations at the Annual Conference made by full time students and investigators in the early stages of their career in HRQOL research.
Before the conference, finalists are chosen based on review scores in four categories: student oral presentation, student poster, new investigator oral presentation, and new investigator poster. Each of the finalists is judged during the conference and one winner is selected for each category. Each winner receives a cash prize.
At the time of submission, authors will have the opportunity to select if they qualify for either of these awards. At the time of submission student applicants must be enrolled in a full-time program, and new investigator applicants must be within 5 years of the end of their position as full time student or postdoctoral fellow.
The Outstanding Poster Awards are given to those Poster submissions for the Annual Conference that received the highest evaluations during the review process. All submitted posters are automatically considered for this award. The winners are recognized in the final program and with a ribbon posted on their poster board.