The 2011 Bupa Foundation Awards are now open to entries. £15,000 will be allocated for completed research and/or development that has been conducted over the past three years into each of the four research themes.
- Healthy lives prize – Enabling sustained behaviour changes on physical activity and/or nutrition amongst children, families or in the workplace.
- Patients as partners prize – Utilising or developing shared-decision making tools for better patient decisions for use amongst disadvantaged or diverse groups.
- Vitality for life prize – Promoting and encouraging healthy ageing through physical activity and other behaviour-based and social solutions for the older age group (65+ years).
- Technology for healthy outcomes prize – Using new technologies to cheaply and effectively organise and interpret health outcomes data – for better design of community health activities and to improve patient decision making.
Foundation Prizes will focus on recognition for excellent work by aspiring and promising new researchers in the early phases of their career. Awards are given in recognition of a functioning project, not a development plan or a research grant. The awards are open to clinicians, researchers and health care professionals who are UK residents only. The work must be attributable to an individual or small team and does not necessarily have to be medically led. It should be multi-disciplinary in approach and show innovation and originality.
All Bupa Foundation Awards are for £15,000 each. This is divided into two parts. £5,000 will be paid direct to the individual or team members and £10,000 will be for use to further the award winners’ research in their respective fields.
Entry is by completing and submitting the online application form (maximum of 5,000 words) before the deadline of 5pm on 1st July 2011.
Full details, including information about eligibility and assessment criteria, are available on the Bupa Foundation website at www.bupafoundation.com/asp/awards/index.asp (from which this summary was produced).