Aiming to promote scientific and clinical research from an early stage of their degrees, we encourage every Health or Biomedical science students to submit their research project abstracts!

The Research Competition offers a unique setting where undergraduate and recently graduated students can enter the world of research – building a network, contacting  with projects on different fields of Basic, Clinical and Translational Research and presenting their work to a jury constituted by many top Portuguese Medical Doctors and Researchers, all this while applying to win internships and monetary prizes.

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If you have any doubts, please check the Research Competition Guidelines as well as the information contained on this page. If you still have questions, feel free to contact us through our e-mail:! We wish you the best of luck and hope your contribution to scientific research can shine in our competition!

How does it work?

There are four different phases in the Research Competition:

Phase 1 – Abstract submission

OPEN UNTIL DECEMBER 20TH 2020 23:59h (GMT+0:00)

In this first phase, you shall submit an abstract of your research work. Carefully read the research competition guidelines so you know exactly how the competition will be carried out and what steps you will have to take in order to participate and succeed.

1st Step – Fill in the Registration Form

2nd Step – Fill in the Abstract Submission Template and send it, in Word® format, to

In the same email, you should also send a copy of your student card or proof of enrolment in your faculty.

The abstracts will be reviewed by the jury members. All candidates will be notified about whether their application was admitted or rejected to the next phase, until the 15th of January 2021.

Phase 2 – Poster Sessions

In this phase, you will submit your poster and presentation and the jury will have an opportunity to ask you some questions regarding your presentation and work. Once again, do not forget to read the Research Competition Guidelines, given that, due to the online format of the congress, this phase has suffered some significant changes.

This phase will have two separate moments of evaluation, and here are the steps you must take:

1st Step – Submit your poster as well as an audio recording of your presentation with a maximum duration of 5 minutes by email to These files must be sent until 23:59h (GMT+0:00) on the 7th of February 2021.

2nd Step – Be present on the 6th of March 2021 in a videoconference call where you will be questioned and there will be a discussion about your work with the jury. Participants will be informed about the schedule for these questions and the time they are expected to be present in the videoconference call, as well as the software used for this, in due time.

All participants will be notified about whether or not they have been admitted to the next phase until the 7th of March.

The four abstracts with the highest scores will enter the “Gold Track” and be automatically admitted to the Preliminary Session (Phase 3)!

Phase 3 – Preliminary Session

In this session, the six best poster presentations and the four best abstracts will once again present their work in the form of a Presentation to a highly regarded jury, for a chance to participate in the Plenary Session! This session will occur through a videoconference call on the 13th of March 2021.  Presenting Students will be informed of the presentations program and schedule, as well as the software used for the call, in due time.

Phase 4 – Plenary Session

Up to three presentations from the Preliminary Session will compete for the Research Competition Prizes during this session. This session will occur in a videoconference call on the 16th of March 2021. The presentation will then be recorded and transmitted during the AIMS Meeting, so your work can be shown to all participants! All three research works will be rewarded, but only one of them will win the big prize! Can we count on you?