LASEC Award

(This award honors a well-established, physiologist who has proven their research excellence over a period of time. The recipient should have an excellent national profile and a high level of international recognition, have added value to the society through research innovation, be an active contributor at the PSSA congress in terms of the research presented by themselves and/or their students and the fostering of critical thinking and...

Young Investigator Award

(The society awards a prize to a student who despite difficult circumstances was able to successfully complete their research)

General Poster

(The Society awards a prize for the best poster by a delegate at the annual PSSA Conference)

Travel Awards

(These awards are strictly for fully paid student members that intend on presenting their work/data at the PSSA congress. There are a few available and interested students may apply by filling in the travel grant application). PSSA student travel grant...

Award for best paper for past year – new**

This award honors any PSSA member who has published his/ her work in a prestigious international peer-reviewed journal with high visibility and impact. There is the possibility of two awards – one open for all, and another for students only – the latter the must reflect MSc or PhD derived work. The candidate can also be a first year post-doctoral student, if work published in previous year was part of a...

The “Best Method” Award

The “Best Method” award was instituted and awarded by the Society at the 42nd annual conference in 2014. The award is presented to a young researcher for the best method (originality/appropriateness and correctness) showcased during an oral presentation (in Physiological Sciences) that has been entered into the Wyndham Competition, or as part of the posters sessions (Johnny van der Walt Competition) at the Annual PSSA Conference. The award allows for innovative and inventive scientific techniques to be recognized.   Rules of the “Best Method” Award The award is presented to a researcher that has been entered into the Wyndham competition. The award is open to young researchers in the Physiological Sciences who are registered as STUDENTS at any tertiary institution in Southern Africa. Entrants for the award may not be older than 30 years of age at the time of the competition, nor may they already be in possession of a PhD (or equivalent) degree. Tenured or full-time lecturers or researchers at a tertiary education institution are excluded from the award. Bursary holders and students in temporary research assistant posts are, however, not excluded. The entrant must be the principal investigator of the project to be presented. This must be confirmed in writing by the Head of the Department that is sponsoring the student’s participation in the Wyndham Competition. Entrants need not be members of the PSSA. Entrants must, however, be bona fide students at a tertiary institution in Southern Africa. This must also be confirmed in writing by the Head of the Department that is sponsoring the student’s participation in the Wyndham Competition. Only one presentation per entrant...