The Insitute for Health Metrics and Evaluation in association with the University of Washington call nominees for the IHME Roux Prize 2020. The Roux Prize is intended for anyone who has used health evidence from the Global Burden of Disease study in innovative ways to improve the health of the population. Moreover, IHME invites nominees from diverse backgrounds and fields. However, the workers within government agencies, researchers at academic institutions, volunteers in charitable organizations; or health providers working in the community can be eligible for this award.
The successful winner of the IHME Roux Prize 2020 receives $100,000. The winner can put, invest or spend the amount toward anything that the winner wishes. However, past recipients have used their winnings to fund academic scholarships, their research, or their own life’s causes.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation invites applications and entries from all over the world. However, groups as well are eligible to apply but the organizer prefers and encourages applications from individuals. Self-nomination is not applicable. Furthermore, current full-time faculty, fellows, or employees of IHME and the University of Washington cannot apply for IHME Roux Prize 2020.
The Roux Prize has two rounds of selection. Firstly, the first round of the Roux Prize Nomination Committee; a group of individuals representing different spheres of the GBD network. The Roux Prize Nomination Committee independently reviews the nominations and shortlist top candidates for the second round of review. Furthermore, the Roux Prize Nomination Board does the second round of reviews to one winner with best out all of the best projects.
Awards will be fair and transparent without any restriction of gender, race, religion, creed, or nationality. In addition to that, all selections will be final and review or challenge the decision are not applicable.
Candidates or groups must submit their entries before January 31, 2020. Entries received after 31 January 2020 will be automatically considered for the competition of next following year. The name of the successful winner will be out in June 2020 prior to the award ceremony.
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The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is a research institute working in the area of global health statistics and also the impact evaluation at the University of Washington in Seattle. According to the website of IHME, the goal of the organization is “to identify the best strategies to build a healthier world. By measuring health, tracking program performance, finding ways to maximize health system impact, and developing innovative measurement systems, IHME provides a foundation for informed decision-making that ultimately will lead to better health globally”.