FPH Annual Awards and Prizes

Our awards promote and celebrate the contributions and achievements of our members and the impact they have on improving the public's health.

FPH has a proud history of rewarding excellence and the achievements of our members and the wider public health community. We are indebted to the generosity of our founding fellows, past presidents and friends of FPH who fund these awards and prizes each year.  

Whether you are in the early stages of your career and keen to apply for a prize to fund research you are doing, or a Fellow of FPH who has made a significant contribution to public health, there are awards and prizes suitable for all our members.

And don’t forget to consider nominating colleagues as well. We know a lot of our members do incredible work all the time but might not have the inclination to nominate themselves, so help us celebrate their successes by nominating them yourself.

The closing date for entries for all the prizes and awards listed below (with the exception of the Littlejohn Gairdner Prize) is Monday 31 May 2021

Please see the regulations for the Littlejohn Gairdner Prize for application details.

This award, sponsored by Professor Sarah Stewart Brown, aims to encourage and promote leadership and innovation in public mental health in the UK among members of the public health community.

A cash prize of £500 will be given to the winner to spend in a way that either promotes public mental health work that has been delivered already, or helps to progress it in some way. For instance, it could fund the design of a discussion paper and associated comms or it could go towards an event. More information can be found via this blog.

The terms and conditions, including how to apply, can be found here.

When Professor Alwyn Smith retired as President of FPH in 1986, he left a sum of money to make sure that every year the Faculty could celebrate the public health achievements of its members. Perhaps you led a significant piece of public health research in the past year, or maybe you played a key role in successfully dealing with a public health emergency? Whatever it is, make sure you get the recognition you deserve by nominating yourself or deserving colleagues for this prize.

The terms and conditions can be found here and the application form can be downloaded here.

This prize was created in 1990 by Dr Wilfrid and Mrs Hilary Harding to recognise members who have made a significant contribution to FPH. The prize is aimed at members who volunteer their time to do things like: developing the public health curriculum, delivering the public health exams, getting involved in further education services like events and workshops. This list isn’t exhaustive though – we know a huge amount of our members work tirelessly on our behalf across a plethora of activities, so if this is you or someone you know, please consider applying.  

The terms and conditions, including information about how to apply, can be found here.

This award is aimed at undergraduate students who wish to apply for a monetary prize of up to £250 to fund an educational activity in the field of public health medicine. This prize is named in honour of the first ever President of FPH, the late Professor Archie Cochrane.

The terms and conditions, including information about how to apply, can be found here.

This award is aimed at students or young graduates (for medical students, this is prior to full registration) who have written an essay or undertaken research on a public health topic. The prize winner will receive £100.

The terms and conditions, including information about how to apply, can be found here.

This award is aimed at people just starting out in their public health career and includes everyone from students to specialty registrars on the public health training scheme. The winner will receive a prize of at least £150 to fund further training or learning outside of the UK. This award is funded by money left to FPH by former President Dr June Crown and her husband, Dr Sidney Crown, in 1998.

The terms and conditions, including details about how to apply, can be found here.

This award is aimed at specialty registrars who are undertaking public health training in Scotland and have delivered a significant piece of substantive work that clearly contributes to learning outcomes. This could include a board-level paper, a needs assessment or a report on a specific topic.

The prize was introduced by Dorothy Hedderwick to commemorate the centenary of the appointment of her father, Sir Henry Duncan Littlejohn, as Medical Officer for Edinburgh and his friend, Sir William Tennant Gairdner, as Medical Officer of Health for Glasgow.

The terms and conditions, including how to apply, can be found here.

Entries for this year's Littlejohn Gairdner Award are still being accepted until 31 December 2021.

 

This award is presented to the specialty registrar, based in Wales, with the highest annual score in the MFPH examination. It was introduced by Dr Ann Thomas, who joined FPH in 1982 and worked as a consultant in public health in Wales. She had a keen interest in supporting new trainees who entered the specialty and on her death in October 2004 kindly left a sum of money to be invested to provide a prize linked to an FPH examination for trainees based in Wales.

There is no application process attached to this award. It is awarded automatically to the eligible specialty registrar.

This award is aimed at celebrating the work of a public health professional who has significantly improved public health in a particular country or region around the world.

This may be through research, setting up/leading a project, providing exceptional service as part of a team or managing the delivery of public health services in low or middle income countries. This award is named after, and funded by, former President of FPH, Professor Sian Griffiths.

The terms and conditions, including how to apply, can be found here.

This award recognises the vital contributions made by two Educational Supervisors each year who can demonstrate educational impact and exceptional commitment and/or innovation to the specialty in their remit as a trainer.

The terms and conditions, including how to apply, can be found here.

This award is aimed at public health professionals who have delivered work that seeks to improve the health of BAME communities, or reduce health inequalities in the UK. This work could be in the form of papers, policy development, posters, presentations, audits or research. The award, which is a £250 cash prize per person, is given to two public health professionals each year – at least one of whom must be a public health specialty registrar.

This award was named in honour of Professor Sam Ramaiah, a charismatic public health doctor, leader and tireless campaigner for the health of poor and disadvantaged groups of people.

The terms and conditions, including how to apply, can be found here.

FPH staff work with our members in a variety of different roles and often for many years at a time which is why our members wish to reward the staff team’s hard work and longstanding achievements.

Nominations for the award may be for any aspect of FPH work, including individual projects or outstanding contributions to an area of FPH core services, and must be supported by two Members or Fellows. Any current paid employee of FPH or former employees who have left a paid position at FPH within the previous 12 months are eligible to be nominated, with the exception of the senior management team.

If you are aware of some outstanding work within FPH and wish to nominate a staff member, please email: jamesgore@fph.org.uk.

The Synergy Award is aimed at an individual who has demonstrated a strong commitment to, or success in, working collaboratively with another organisation and driving forward shared public health objectives.

This award was established by former President of FPH, Professor Lindsey Davies, and is open to anyone who is either a member of FPH or is part of the FPH staff team.

The terms and conditions can be found here and the application form, which includes more information on the application process, can be downloaded here.

The specialty registrar who receives the highest score in the Final Membership Examination (MFPH) on their first attempt will receive a medal and monetary prize to celebrate their outstanding performance.

There is no application process attached to this award. It is awarded automatically to the eligible specialty registrar.

The specialty registrar who receives the highest score in the Diplomate Examination (DFPH) will receive a medal and certificate to celebrate their outstanding performance. Michael O’Brien is a past President of FPH who established this award in 1996 to recognise outstanding performance in the FPH written examination.

There is no application process attached to this award. It is awarded automatically to an eligible candidate upon recommendation of the Diplomate Examination Board.

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