Call for CUGH Global Health Leadership Awards Nominations- Conference 2018

The Consortium of Universities for Global Health wishes to acknowledge the accomplishments and commitment of outstanding individuals who contribute to the advancement of global health worldwide.

CUGH has three awards that will be presented at its annual Global Health Conference. There may be more than one awardee per category. They are open to all.

They are: The CUGH Distinguished Leadership Award, the CUGH Young Leader Award, and the Mid-Career Leadership Award.

Nomination process:
CUGH members can nominate an individual who meets the criteria below by doing the following:

1. Submit a brief statement (under 250 words) as to why the nominee is worthy of the award (limit one submission per person per award).
2. Include the nominee's bio, if available (please keep bios brief; no more than 250 words).
3. Send nominations by October 1st, 2017 to nominations@cugh.org. Late submissions will not be accepted.

Selection process:
A CUGH Nominations and Awards Committee comprised of at least four members from CUGH Board of Directors and committees will review the nominees and rank them according to the award's criteria. The top five nominees for each award will be sent to the CUGH Board of Directors and Executive Director who will make the final selection through a vote/conference call discussion.

CUGH Distinguished Leadership Award
Eligibility: Open to individuals working within and outside academia.

Award criteria - a candidate must have:

  • Demonstrated a long-term, profound commitment to global health;
  • Made an exceptional contribution to improving global health, through interdisciplinary activities across research, education and/or service.
  • Demonstrated outstanding leadership skills in her/his field resulting in significant, lasting benefits for global health outcomes particularly for the world's poor;
  • Inspired excellence among peers and staff and be well-respected in the global health community nationally and internationally; and
  • Played a pivotal role in advocating for, implementing or advancing global health policies and/or programs.
  • CUGH Hall-Sewankambo Mid-Career Leadership Award
    Eligibility:
    Open to individuals working within and outside academia.

    Award criteria - a candidate must:

  • Be between age 30 and 50 in the year the award is given as of December 31,2018.
  • Have demonstrated a proven commitment and consistent record of outstanding achievement in one or more of the areas of global health education, research, advocacy and/service;
  • Have worked to reduce health disparities particularly within low-income communities;
  • Have established collaborations with colleagues in resource poor settings;
  • Have demonstrated strong leadership abilities.
  • CUGH/Wasserheit Young Leader Award
    Eligibility:
    Be under the age of 30 as of December 31, 2018, the year the award is given. Open to all.

    Award criteria - the individual must:

  • Possess a record of outstanding achievement in one or more of the areas of education, research, advocacy and/or service, particularly targeting the reduction of health disparities;
  • Have established collaborations with colleagues in resource poor settings;
  • Have demonstrated strong leadership abilities.