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Sian Griffiths International Award

Funding/Purpose

In June 2008 Professor Sian M Griffiths OBE MB BChir FRCP FFPH generously endowed the above award starting in 2010, to commemorate her term as President of the Faculty of Public Health (2001-2004). The funding for the award was given to the FPH as an educational grant under the current Charity Commission definition of ‘Gift Aid’. The aim of the award is to promote the development of public health capacity by helping FPH members, working within the specialty, to gain international public health experience either whilst in training or as a part of continuing professional development. An emphasis will be on public health work in middle and low income countries.

Eligibility

All members of the FPH in good standing.

Value

The current maximum value is £500.

Frequency of award

Annually beginning in 2010, funds permitting.

Application

Applications to comprise:

  1. a full curriculum vitae of the applicant
  2. a travel plan specifying the details of their proposed overseas placement or secondment, further experience or training to be gained, the place(s) to be visited and an outline of the expected benefits.

The closing date for submissions will be 1 February each year. Entries should be sent to:

Education and Training Administrator
Faculty of Public Health
4 St Andrews Place
London
NW1 4LB

Adjudication

Adjudication is to be undertaken by a committee comprising:

  • The serving President of FPH
  • FPH’s Chief Executive
  • Professor Sian Griffiths

Criteria for award

  1. The award will support the successful applicant(s) by contributing to their travel/subsistence costs. A maximum sum of £500 will be available for each award. More than one award may be granted in any one year depending upon the advice of the adjudication panel.
  2. The award may, if appropriate, be split between more than one applicant on the advice of the panel. In the absence of applications of sufficient merit, the adjudication committee may decide that no award be made.

Presentation

The prize will consist of a FPH certificate and a cheque up to a maximum of £500 and shall be awarded on the occasion of the Faculty’s Annual Awards Ceremony.

Duties of award holder

The award holder shall submit to FPH a report newsletter, for publication at the editor’s discretion, a brief account of the insights gained from the experience or training overseas undertaken with the aid of the award. For further information please contact the Training & Sponsorship Administrator, by email on or by telephone on 020 7224 0642.