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Call for Nominations: 2014 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health
Nominations are now being accepted for the 2014 Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health, which recognize innovative individuals, programs, institutions, and organizations that are advancing public health in the Americas.
Sponsored by the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) and the Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF), the awards highlight key aspects of public health as a way to stimulate the growth of the next and rising generation of leaders working together to improve health and health care in the Americas.
The six awards in this call for nominations are the:
Abraham Horwitz Award for Excellence in Leadership in Inter-American Public Health
Clarence H. Moore Award for Excellence for Voluntary Service
Fred L. Soper Award for Excellence in Public Health Literature
Pedro N. Acha Award for Excellence in Veterinary Public Health
Sérgio Arouca Award for Excellence in Universal Health Care
Manuel Velasco Suarez Award for Excellence in Bioethics
The nomination period is open now through May 30, 2014. Application forms are available online at: http://www.pahef.org/nomination.
Established in 1975, the Awards for Excellence in Inter-American Public Health have become known throughout the Americas as respected honors and career milestones. They provide a unique opportunity to recognize the contributions of those who have dedicated their careers to improving public health in the Western Hemisphere.
For each award, an independent jury of distinguished public health professionals, peers, and academicians appointed by PAHO and PAHEF reviews the nominations and recommends a winning candidate to the PAHEF board of directors for its approval. Each award includes a cash prize or research grant, a certificate of honor, and a symbolic representation of the award.
Awardees are also invited to Washington, D.C., during the annual PAHO Directing Council meeting to be recognized during an evening event with dignitaries, including ministers of health from throughout the Americas, ambassadors to the Organization of American States (OAS), U.S. government officials, and private sector representatives.
About PAHEF: The Pan American Health and Education Foundation (PAHEF) is dedicated to improving health in the Americas. Founded in 1968, PAHEF is a U.S.-based 501(c)(3) public charity that works with the PAHO and other strategic partners in the Americas to mobilize resources and jointly address key health, education, and training priorities. With a deep knowledge of major health concerns and strong relationships with key stakeholders in the region, PAHEF builds successful partnerships and projects that advance health in the Americas. For more information, please visit: www.pahef.org
About PAHO: The Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) was established in 1902 and is the world’s oldest international public health organization. It works with all the countries of the Americas to improve the health and quality of life of the people in the hemisphere, while also serving as the Regional Office for the Americas of the World Health Organization (WHO). For more information, please visit: www.paho.org
Questions? Contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Call for Nominations: American Association for the Advancement of Science Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility
Nomination deadline: September 1, 2014
The AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility is presented annually by the American Association for the Advancement of Science to honor scientists and engineers whose exemplary actions have served to foster scientific freedom and responsibility.
The Award recognizes scientists and engineers who have:
• acted to protect the public’s health, safety, or welfare; or
• focused public attention on important potential impacts of science and technology on society by their responsible participation in public policy debates; or
• established important new precedents in carrying out the social responsibilities or in defending the professional freedom of scientists and engineers.
This annual award was established in 1980 and consists of a prize of $5,000, a commemorative plaque, complimentary registration, and reimbursement for travel and hotel expenses to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting.
We hope that the presentation of this award will inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers as they begin their careers.
The award is open to all regardless of nationality or citizenship.
• Send us your name, address, and phone number; and the name(s) and address(es) of the nominee.
• A summary of the action(s) that form the basis for the nomination (about 250 words).
• A longer statement (no more than three pages) providing additional details of the action(s) for which the candidate is nominated.
• The candidate’s vita (no more than three pages).
• Any documentation (books, articles, or other materials) that illuminates the significance of the nominee’s achievement may also be submitted.
All materials become the property of AAAS.
Please submit all information to:
AAAS Science and Policy Programs
Attention: Deborah Runkle
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Call for Nominations: American Association for the Advancement of Science Philip Hauge Abelson Award
The American Association for the Advancement of Science invites nominations for the AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Award. This annual award was established in 1985 by the AAAS Board of Directors and is presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting. A monetary prize of $5,000, a commemorative medallion, complimentary registration, and reimbursement for reasonable travel and hotel expenses to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting are given to the recipient.
The Prize is awarded annually either to:
• a public servant, in recognition of sustained exceptional contributions to advancing science, or
• a scientist, whose career has been distinguished both for scientific achievement and for other notable services to the scientific community.
The winner will be selected by a five-member judging panel.
You should provide:
• Your name, e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number.
• The nominee’s name, e-mail address, mailing address, and phone number.
• A statement (no more than three pages) providing the rationale for the nomination.
• The candidate’s vita or résumé (no more than three pages).
Abelson Award Coordinator
AAAS Science and Policy Programs
1200 New York Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20005
Call for Nominations: World of Children Awards
Nominations for our Awards must be submitted by April 1 at 11:59 pm PDT
World of Children Award was created to recognize and elevate selfless individuals who make a difference in the lives of children around the world, regardless of political, religious or geographical boundaries. These courageous leaders recognize that children are the world's most important asset.
Our Awards honor these leaders and grant them funds to support the proven, high-impact programs they have created for children. These Awards ensure that more children's lives will be touched, improved and changed forever.
Online nominations are now open to consider candidates for our 2014 Awards. Awards are available in three categories:
2014 Humanitarian Award - Minimum Grant of $50,000. Recognizes a hero who has made a significant contribution to children in social services, education or humanitarian services.
2014 Health Award - Minimum Grant of $50,000. Recognizes a hero who has made a significant contribution to children in the fields of health, medicine or the sciences.
2014 Youth Award - Minimum Grant of $25,000. Recognizes a young hero (under the age of 21) who is making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children.
Honorees must have a ten-year successful track record of working with children (three years for the Youth Award), and serve children over and above their regular employment, for little or no pay.
Awards will be presented at an annual ceremony held in New York City, USA, on November 6, 2014. At that time, World of Children Award will offer cash grants to the proven, sustainable programs created and managed by the 2014 Honorees.
All Nominees must be able to attend the Awards Ceremony on November 6, 2014 in order to be considered for an Award.
January 1, 2014 – Nominations open online
April 1, 2014 (at 11:59 PST) – Nominations close
April – August 2014 – Review and investigative process
Mid-August 2014 – All finalists notified
November 6, 2014 – Annual Awards Ceremony in New York City
For more information about our Awards and the nominations process, please visit worldofchildren.org/nominate/
Request for Nominations: Herbert W. Nickens Award
Dr. Herbert W. Nickens was the founding vice president of the AAMC’s (Association of American Medical College) Diversity Policy and Programs unit (formerly Division of Community and Minority Programs). His passionate leadership contributed greatly to focusing national attention on the need to support underrepresented minorities in medicine. He believed that a multidisciplinary approach is needed to address inequities in health. As a result, nominees may come from a wide range of fields, including medicine, dentistry, education, law, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and social and behavioral sciences.
The award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and health care equity in the United States. The recipient receives a $10,000 award and presents the Nickens Lecture at the AAMC Annual Meeting.
The deadline to email your nomination packet is May 2, 2014.
The nomination packet must include:
1. A nomination letter that explains the nominee's qualifications for the award and:
highlights his or her specific work in promoting social justice in medical education and health equities; and
Include brief testimonials that support the nominee's contributions to promoting social justice in medical education and health equities.
Note: The letter must be doubled-spaced with 1” margins and Times New Roman font size 12, and not exceed five (5) pages. The committee will not review additional materials.
2. a current curriculum vitae (CV) for the nominee.
Please email your completed nomination package (in a single file) to Angela Moses at NickensAwards@aamc.org by May 2, 2014. Late nominations will not be considered.
Request for Nominations: David E. Rogers Award
Sponsored by the AAMC and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this award honors David E. Rogers, M.D., a former president of the foundation and an exemplar of academic medicine's commitment to meeting the health care needs of our nation. The award recognizes a medical school faculty member who has made major contributions to improving the health and health care of the American people. The nomination deadline is May 2, 2014.
The Rogers Award, jointly funded by the AAMC and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, honors Dr. David Rogers, a former president of the Foundation and an exemplar of academic medicine's commitment to meeting the health care needs of our country. Throughout his life, Dr. Rogers was a dynamic influence in stimulating programs in medical education and medical care delivery, especially in areas of significant social interest. The Rogers Award is granted annually to a member of a medical school faculty who has made major contributions to improving the health and health care of the American people.
Nominations may be made by any faculty or staff member of a medical school or teaching hospital or by any member of an academic society. The Award is limited to an individual who has spent the majority of his or her career in academic medicine in the United States.
Nominations for the Rogers Award must include:
A statement of evidence in justification of the nomination, not to exceed five pages.
The nominee's curriculum vitae including current address.
Seconding letters of support are not necessary; however, if such letters are solicited, the committee will accept no more than three supporting letters for any nomination.
Presentation of the Rogers Award and a prize of $10,000 will be made at the AAMC annual meeting.
Please send your completed nomination package to Sandra Gordon at email@example.com.
Please address all questions to:
Association of American Medical Colleges
2450 N Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20037-1127
Visionary and the Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants
Annual "Visionary" grants are available in amounts ranging from $2,500 to $20,000. The annual "Weiss" grant is available for up to $2,500. Multi-year grants are no longer available.
Deadline: May 1, 2014
Sponsor: American Psychological Foundation
The APF Visionary and The Drs. Rosalee G. and Raymond A. Weiss Research and Program Innovation Grants seek to seed innovation through supporting research, education and intervention projects and programs that use psychology to solve social problems in the following priority areas:
Understanding and fostering the connection between mental and physical health to ensure well-being.
Reducing stigma and prejudice to promote unity and harmony.
Understanding and preventing violence to create a safer, more humane world.
Supporting programs that address the long-term psychological needs of individuals and communities in the aftermath of disaster.
One-year grants are available in amounts ranging from $2,500 to $20,000. Multi-year grants are no longer available. Additionally, a $2,500 Drs. Raymond A. and Rosalee G. Weiss Research and Programs Innovation Grant is also available for any program that falls within APF’s priority areas.
Affiliation with 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, but excluding:
- Any group regarded by the IRS as non-conforming to 501(c)(3).
- Any activity involving political, lobbying, fund-raising or entertainment expenditures.
- Conference/workshop expenses.
- Localized direct service.
Demonstrated competence and capacity to execute the proposed work.
IRB approval must be received from host institution before funding can be awarded if human participants are involved.
Please contact Parie Kadir, program officer, for more information.
Solomon Carter Fuller Award
Named after Dr. Solomon Carter Fuller, recognized as the first Black psychiatrist in American, the Fuller award honors a Black citizen who has pioneered in an area which has significantly benefited the quality of life for Black people.
The award recipient receives a plaque and a $500 honorarium upon presentation of the award lecture at the APA Annual Meeting or the Institute on Psychiatric Services.
Nominees for the award must be of African descent.
A nomination consists of a letter summarizing how and why the nominee is deserving of the award, a one-page biographical sketch of the nominee, and the nominee’s curriculum vitae. Nominations must be submitted electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: June 1
Selection is made by a work group of the APA Council on Minority Mental Health and Mental Health Disparities consisting of a representative from the Council and the officers of the Caucus of Black Psychiatrists.
John Fryer Award
The John Fryer Award honors an individual whose work has contributed to the improvement of the mental health of sexual minorities. The award is named after Dr. John Fryer, a gay psychiatrist who played a crucial role in prompting the American Psychiatric Association to review the scientific data and to remove homosexuality from the APA’s diagnostic list of mental disorders in 1973.
The award recipient receives a plaque and a $1,000 honorarium upon presentation of the award lecture at the APA Annual Meeting or the Institute on Psychiatric Services.
Selection is made by a work group of the APA Council on Minority Mental Health and Mental Health Disparities consisting of a representative from the Council, officers of the Caucus of Gay, Lesbian and Bisexual Psychiatrists, and representatives from the Association of Gay and Lesbian Psychiatrists.
Simon Bolivar Award
The Simon Bolivar Award was established in 1975 to honor a prominent advocate for Hispanics; designed to sensitize the American Psychiatric Association membership to the mental health problems and goals of Hispanics.
The award recipient receives a plaque and a $500 honorarium upon presentation of the award lecture at the APA Annual Meeting.
Nominees for the award must be of Hispanic descent.
Selection is made by a work group of the APA Council on Minority Mental Health and Mental Health Disparities consisting of a representative from the Council and the officers of the Caucus of Hispanic Psychiatrists.