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CMDT Early Career Researcher Awards

Calling all postgraduate students and early- to mid- career researchers (ECRs) in the medtech and brain health research spaces – we want you!

The CMDT Early-Career Researcher Awards are open to postgraduate students and ECRs (<10 years post-PhD excluding career breaks) engaged in research and development of medical related technologies and/or brain health research.

This is a call for abstracts to apply to present a poster on your research. Research posters will be on display throughout the week, and presented for judging on Te Tītoki Mataora Research Day (Tuesday 27th June). The authors of the best abstracts will instead be invited to give a 3-minute elevator pitch of their research.

Whether you present a poster or elevator pitch, you have the opportunity to win cash prizes sponsored by CMDT!

Please note that if you are invited to present you will need to register for either the full conference or just the TTM Research Day (there is a student/ECR discount). We are able to fund a limited number of flights to Auckland to attend the conference and present your work. If you are outside of Auckland, we will mention this when advising outcome and next steps.

How to apply

Note: The abstracts to present an elevator pitch have been chosen, but you can still submit an abstract to present a poster.

Submit 200-word abstracts to by 4pm Thursday 25 May 2023. Only one abstract may be submitted per presenting author.

You can find the template HERE: CMDT Awards 2023 - info sheet & submission form.pdf

Please feel free to contact with any queries.

Selection process

  1. A selection committee will review all submitted applications.
  2. The committee will select the abstracts to be invited to give a poster or oral presentation at the 2023 Te Tītoki Mataora Research Day.
  3. All applicants will be notified of outcomes and next steps by COB Friday 26 May 2023.


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