Nominations for 2021 should be received no later than March 29, 2021.
Information requested in the nomination form:
- Nominee’s personal information: title, name, degrees, position or role, organization, nationality, email, phone number, and physical address.
- Nomination letter providing context for the research (1000 word limit). The nomination letter should:
- Describe the reason for the nomination (eg. Why this researcher is deserving of the award).
- Describe the nominee’s accomplishments with regard to conducting Global Burden of Disease (GBD) research (1) of the highest scientific quality, focused on either:
- Methods improvement; or
- Application of GBD methods in low and middle income countries (LMIC)(2)
- Describe their career to date (to prove eligibility for the award)
- Supporting materials (2 Maximum). Please attach additional items that support the nominee’s use of evidence to positively impact health: Piece of published research or completed, unpublished manuscript (for example, a thesis or capstone).
- Curriculum vitae (CV)
- Nominator’s personal information: title, name, degrees, position or role, organization, email, phone number, and physical address.
(1) “GBD-related research” defined as research or analysis that fits under the rubric of the Global Burden of Disease Study.
(2) “LMIC” defined by the World Bank as: “For the current 2020 fiscal year, low-income economies are defined as those with a GNI per capita, calculated using the World Bank Atlas method, of $1,025 or less in 2018; lower middle-income economies are those with a GNI per capita between $1,026 and $3,995; upper middle-income economies are those with a GNI per capita between $3,996 and $12,375; high-income economies are those with a GNI per capita of $12,376 or more.” For a full list of countries, click here.
Nominations for 2021 should be received no later than March 29, 2021. This award is being jointly promoted by IHME at the University of Washington and The University of Melbourne. Only one nomination per nominee will be eligible. As the evaluation of nominees depends on the information supplied, nominations should be accurate, detailed, and complete. We prefer nominations in English. Due to organizational capacity, we cannot guarantee that applications in languages other than English will be reviewed. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].
The selection process:
Applications will be reviewed by a committee of burden of disease experts and two winners will be selected (one for the University of Washington-administered Award and one for the University of Melbourne-administered Award).