Awards and Prizes

The Prof. William C. Campbell Postgraduate Award

In honour of his 2015 Nobel Laureate achievement the ISP have named its annual postgraduate award after Prof. William C. Campbell. This award is given each year to the postgraduate student who delivers the best presentation at our annual conference. The award of £/€250 is sponsored by Cambridge University Press, publishers of the journal Parasitology.

Who: PhD student members of the Irish Society for Parasitology

When: Awarded at the ISP annual meeting for best postgraduate presentation

Scroll down this page to see recent recipients.


The JD Smyth/William C. Campbell ISP/BSP/BAVP annual conference travel awards

In recognition of the mentorship, inspiration and direction given to Prof. W.C. Campbell, Nobel Laureate, in his formative days at Trinity College Dublin by Prof. James Desmond Smyth, the ISP has opened its new award. The reward also recognises the important role that the British Society for Parasitology (BSP) and the British Association for Veterinary Parasitology (BAVP) have played in supporting parasitology in Ireland. 

Each year, four awards will be available:

1.  One for one postgraduate member of the ISP to attend and present (talk or poster) at the annual meeting of the BSP.

2. One for one postgraduate member of the ISP to attend and present (talk or poster) at the annual meeting of the BAVP.  

3. One for one postgraduate member of the BSP to attend and present (talk or poster) at the annual meeting of the ISP.  

3. One for one postgraduate member of the BAVP to attend and present (talk or poster) at the annual meeting of the ISP.  

Follow the competition guidelines below – 

Who: Postgraduate members of the Irish Society for Parasitology and/or British Society for Parasitology and/or British Association of Veterinary Parasitology

What: One page containing the abstract submitted to the conference organisers, along with student, supervisor and home institution details

When: Deadline is 5pm on April 30th, 2023 for students applying to attend ISP 2023 in County Kerry. Deadline for BAVP 2023 TBA.  Deadline is now closed for BSP 2023 in Edinburgh.  (value of £/€400)

Where: Email submissions with subject heading 'ISP/BSP/BAVP Travel Awards', to irishsoc.parasitology@gmail.com

ISP meeting details:
Register to attend now via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/irish-society-for-parasitology-meeting-tickets-574406624677   

Submit your abstract via the abstract submission form.


ISP Research Group Travel awards

Does your research group want to attend the ISP annual meeting and could do with some financial support? The ISP will support groups/teams as a collective (consisting off Leaders, PRF, PG, and/or UG students) to attend our meeting. We would particularly like to see UG students come along with the group and meet local ISP members. 

Follow the competition guidelines below – 

Who: Group Leaders who are members of the Irish Society for Parasitology

What: Details of home laboratory, list of group travelling, purpose of funding application (1 page)

When: Send in your application by 5pm on April 30th, 2023  (value of £/€500, maximum of 2 per year awarded)

Where: Email submissions with subject heading 'ISP Research Group Awards', to irishsoc.parasitology@gmail.com

ISP meeting details:
Register to attend now via the following link: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/irish-society-for-parasitology-meeting-tickets-574406624677  

Submit your abstract via the abstract submission form.


ISP Shared Island Travel awards

Parasites don’t recognise borders, be they between counties or countries…and neither does the ISP! The shared island grants are offered to postgraduate and postdoctoral fellows who are members of the ISP and wish to visit another laboratory on the island of Ireland to enhance collaboration, learn techniques and/or promote parasitology is any other way. The ISP is particularly interested in supporting North-South parasitology interactions.

Follow the competition guidelines below –

Who: PhD students & postdoctoral fellows who are members of the Irish Society for Parasitology

What: Details of home laboratory, visiting laboratory and purpose of parasitology visit (1 page)

When: Call currently open (value of £/€150, maximum of 4 per year awarded)

Where: Email submissions with subject heading 'ISP Shared Island Travel Awards', to irishsoc.parasitology@gmail.com

2022 Winner:  Paule-Émilie Ruy, ATU


ISP Parasite Photographic Competition 

Every year the ISP hosts a parasite photograph competition. Send in as many photos of your favourite parasites as you like! From the entries 12 photos will be selected to appear in the ISP Calendar for the following year, and the photographer with the overall winning image will receive a prize of €100.

Who: All members of the Irish Society for Parasitology

What: Your favourite parasite photographs, JPEG/TIF/PNG, minimum 2MB image size

When: Send your image in by 5pm on November 20th, 2023

Where: Email submissions with subject heading 'ISP Parasite Photographic Competition', to irishsoc.parasitology@gmail.com


ISP Photographic Competition Winner 2024 Calendar


The Prof. William C. Campbell Postgraduate Award


2023 recipient

Ángela Valcárcel, South East Technological University

2022 recipient

Mona Suleiman, Bath University - piRNA-like small RNAs target transposable elements in a Clade IV parasitic nematode. 

2021 recipient

Signe Martin, Atlantic Technological University -  The disease status of velvet crab (Necora puber) in Galway Bay with a focus on the microparasite Paramarteilia sp.

2019 recipient

Paula Tierney, Trinity College Dublin -  Release from parasites: invasive dace in Ireland are less parasitized than native brown trout and dace in its native European range.


Past recipients of travel awards

2022

JD Smyth/William C. Campbell ISP/BSP/BAVP award to attend the British Society of Parasitology (BSP) conference in York: Olivia Ingle, Caoimhe Herron, Allister Irvine, Darrin Mckenzie and Luke Cadd.