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Awards to USA, Canada, and International Scientists for Outstanding Contributions to Health Equity

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USA Territories: American Samoa (USA)Guam (USA)Puerto Rico (USA)Virgin Islands (USA)Northern Mariana Islands (USA)

USA Compact Free Associations: The Federated States of Micronesia (USA)  Marshall Islands (USA)  Republic of Palau (USA)

Canada: AlbertaBritish ColumbiaManitobaNew BrunswickNewfoundland and LabradorNorthwest TerritoriesNova ScotiaNunavutOntarioPrince Edward IslandQuebecSaskatchewanYukon

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HESI Innovation Prize

Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI)


Agency: Foundation

GrantWatch ID #196276

Grant Description

Awards to USA, Canada, and International scientists for outstanding contributions to the field of health equity. Priority areas of interest include the environment, consumer safety, food safety and security, and safe medicines. Eligible applicants have demonstrated a commitment to reducing disproportionate health burdens in underserved populations and to promoting greater health equity in relation to the areas of focus listed above.

The HESI Innovation Prize is designed to bring recognition to scientists who have created a safer, more sustainable world by facilitating innovative collaborations in the areas of safe and effective medicines, food safety and security, chemical and consumer product safety, and/or environmental quality and sustainability.

The HESI Innovation Prize recognizes exceptional scientists who share HESI’s commitment to synthesizing ideas, resources, and collaborators across scientific disciplines and sectors – and who have demonstrated particular creativity and impact in doing so. Awardees will have applied this approach to catalyze health equity progress in relation to one or more of the following areas that are central to HESI’s core operations:

  • Safe and effective medicines
  • Food safety and security
  • Chemical and consumer product safety
  • Environmental quality and sustainability

The Prize recognizes impact achieved via research, training/education, and/or programmatic approaches.

2022-2023 Thematic Focus: For 2022-2023, the HESI Innovation Prize will recognize individuals who have met the Award Objectives described above so as to help reduce disproportionate health burdens in under-served populations and/or to promote greater health equity. 

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Eligibility:

  • Others (see text field entitled "Additional Eligibility Criteria" for clarification)

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Nominees(s) must hold a master’s degree, M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M., or equivalent degree. Academic, government, NGO, or non-profit sector scientists may be nominated or may self-nominate but Centers, Programs, Institutes, Universities, etc. are not eligible for the Prize.

For purposes of this Award, Mid-Career is defined as 10-25 years following the date the Applicant’s highest degree was awarded. For additional information, see URL for Full Text (RFP), below.

There are no geographic restrictions.

HESI staff and HESI elected leadership (Board of Trustees and Emerging Issues Committee science advisors) are ineligible for the Award.

Awardees will have demonstrated fulfillment of the criteria for the Prize; prospective programming or effort is not eligible for consideration. The work/impacts submitted for consideration for this Prize must have taken place within the last five years. The entrant must have designed, performed, and/or personally directed the work described in their application.

Pre-Application Information:

The 2022 application period is open from October 1, 2022 through January 31, 2023.

Applicants must submit a short letter (maximum 5 pages) that includes examples of the impact of the nominee’s work in creating novel, cross-disciplinary collaborations in relation to the year’s thematic focus. Applications must also include a CV (5-10 pages maximum) for the nominee, as well as 1-2 letters of support.

Awardees will be notified of their selection by February 20, 2023.

Self-nominations or nomination of others are permitted.

Nominees who do not win the Prize are eligible to reapply if they meet all other eligibility requirements.

Awardees must be willing to participate in the HESI Annual Meeting (June timeframe) to present their work and receive the award. If the meeting is held virtually, the Awardee will be invited to give an online presentation to the HESI membership.

Additional Funding Information:

Number of Grants:

2

Estimated Size of Grant:

One unrestricted cash Prize of $25,000 USD for the Lifetime Achievement Award and one unrestricted cash Prize of $75,000 USD for the Mid-Career Award.
- In addition to the cash prize, Awardees will also be provided with funding to cover travel and lodging to attend the HESI Annual Meeting to receive their Award and share a presentation about their work.

Contact Information:

Application: https://hesiglobal.org/2022-innovation-prize-application-form/

For questions, please email hesiprize@hesiglobal.org.

Health and Environmental Sciences Institute (HESI)
740 15th Street NW, Suite 600
Washington, DC 20005
hesi@hesiglobal.org
Phone: +1-202-659-8404
Fax: +1-202-659-3859

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