The Bombay Psychiatric Society Silver Jubilee Year Award
This award has been instituted out of an endowment received from the Bombay Psychiatric Society to commemorate its Silver Jubilee Year, with a view to encourage research and stimulate presentation of research papers at the Zonal Conferences. The best paper presented at the scientific sessions of each zonal conference of the Indian Psychiatric Society of a particular year will be eligible to compete for this award at the annual conference of the Indian Psychiatry Society to be held immediately following the zonal conference. These papers will be presented in a special session to be called the Bombay Psychiatric Society silver jubilee award session. For any paper to be considered for the award, it shall be necessary for the author to submit six copies of the full paper to the Chairperson, Awards Committee, by a date determined by the council of the IPS. For the sake of uniformity of style the paper shall be prepared in accordance with the “instruction to contributors” published in the Indian Journal of Psychiatry. Six copies of abstract of the paper (not more than 200 words) in six separate sheets shall be enclosed with the paper.
To be eligible for the award, the paper must fulfill each of the following criteria :
(a) It must be a research paper based on work done in India. It must not have been published in a scientific journal nor have been awarded any award of IPS. (b) The principal author and at least 50% of all authors must be members of the Indian Psychiatric Society and of the same zone at the time of the submission of the paper. It shall be necessary for the author to submit to the Chairperson, Awards Committee, a letter from the Zonal President or Secretary certifying that his/her paper was adjudged the best paper at the respective zonal conference. This letter must be enclosed with the copies of the full paper. A panel of judges shall rate the papers. Out of the total marks i.e. 100, 60 will be for preparation and compilation of the paper and 40 for its presentation at conference . The paper securing the highest total marks (out of 100) shall win the award, subject to ratification by the award committee and the executive council of the society. In case of a tie the concerned papers will be declared the joint winners. To win an award not less than 50% of the full marks must be obtained by a paper. To be eligible for presentation, the written version of the paper must secure at least 40% of the full marks allotted for the written version (24 out of 60). All authors of the award winning paper shall be considered to have won the award and will be issued certificates and will be eligible for the award money. The money will be handed over to the principal author for distribution among the co-authors. None of the judges appointed for this award shall be contestants for this award. However, a judge is eligible to contest for any other award.