The Roux Prize is meant for someone who has used health data to boost the population’s health in creative ways. They accept different entries: winners may be government department staff, university institution scholars, voluntary association volunteers, or community health providers.
The Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) is an independent population health research centre at UW Medicine, part of the University of Washington, that provides a rigorous and comparable measurement of the world’s most important health problems and evaluates the strategies used to address them. IHME makes this information freely available so that policymakers have the evidence they need to make informed decisions about how to allocate resources to best improve population health.
The winner of the Roux Prize is selected in two rounds. First, the Roux Prize Nomination Committee – comprised of distinguished individuals in population health research, policy, and practice – reviews all nominations and selects the finalists. Then, the finalists are reviewed and a winner is selected by the Roux Prize Nomination Board.
Each year, the winner receives $100,000 that can be put toward anything that the winner wishes. Past recipients have used their winnings to fund academic scholarships, their research, or their own life’s causes.
- Nominations are welcomed from across the globe.
- Preference is given to individuals, but groups are eligible.
- Self-nominations are discouraged.
- Current full-time faculty, fellows, or employees of IHME and the University of Washington are not eligible.
Information included in the nomination form:
- Nominee’s personal information: title, name, degrees, position or role, organization, email, phone number, and physical address.
- Nomination statement (1000 word limit): The nomination statement should express why you feel this candidate is deserving of the Roux Prize. The strongest nominations will be those which:
- Describe the scope and relevance of the problem addressed by the nominee.
- Describe how the candidate used evidence to improve population health. Please include specific examples that highlight the importance of the evidence for achieving the outcome, and highlight the breadth and significance of the impact on the population.
- Describe the nominee and the context in which they performed their work, including any barriers or obstacles they had to overcome to achieve the outcome.
- Describe any innovations the nominee implemented in their use of evidence.
- Describe how the prize would benefit the nominee.
- Optional: Supporting materials. You may provide any documents which provide evidence of the nominee’s achievements and in particular highlight how the nominee used evidence to improve population health and/or the magnitude and relevance of the impact of the nominee’s work. These could include peer-reviewed articles, media publications, letters of support, etc. (5 maximum)
- Nominator’s personal information: title, name, degrees, position or role, organization, email, phone number, and physical address.
- Optional: Co-nominator personal information: title, name, degrees, position or role, organization, email, phone number, and physical address.
Application Deadline: February 28, 2021 (1 Day Remaining)Apply nowOfficial link