YPG Grant for Professional Innovation

Applications for the YPG Grant 2015 are currently closed. The winning project will be announced at the FIP  Congress 2014 in Bangkok

The Grant
The Grant for Professional Innovation is offered by YPG and the FIP Foundation for Education and Research to support and encourage innovation in pharmacy.

YPG aims to support young pharmacist members from around the globe who have limited resources for professional organization involvement or their own research. The YPG Grant for professional innovation consists of € 1000 for the implementation of a project by a young pharmacist/pharmaceutical scientist. Projects can stem from any field of pharmacy (pharmacy practice, pharmaceutical science and/or pharmacy education) but should directly or indirectly benefit or improve health of communities and demonstrate the added-value of pharmacy on health. Pending the acceptance of a project report, the Grant recipient may additionally be awarded a complementary registration, a return APEX airfare and hotel accommodation to attend the 75th FIP congress in Dusseldorf, Germany in 2015.

 

Judging Criteria
Applications will be evaluated based on five criteria: Significance and relevance, Creativity and innovation, Scientific Accuracy, Feasibility as well as Clarity of communication.

Grant Conditions
The Grant recipient is expected to submit a project report to the FIP Foundation and to present on the winning project at the 73rd FIP Congress. In addition, the recipient will be obliged to submit interim reports and updates as required by YPG or the FIP Foundation. 

Eligibility - Applicants must be FIP-YPG members.

Deadline - Applications are now closed

 

Additional Information
Details about the Grant, including application procedures, are found in the application form. More information is also available at the FIP-YPG website or from the YPG Steering Committee at ypg@fip.org.

Full details of how to apply and the requirements applicants must meet are available in the following document:

  • Grant regulations and application form (Word File)


You may find the following two new documents useful in the preparation of your application:

Previous winners of the YPG Grant for Professional Innovation

2012

 Ramesh Walpola

 

 

 

 

 

2010

Jonathan Penm, from Australia, has been selected as the recipient of 2010 YPG Grant for Professional Innovation with the project "The current status of the Basel Statements - assessing hospital pharmacy practices in the Western Pacific Region"

Jonathan is a clinical hospital pharmacist at Sydney Eye Hospital and Sydney Hospital and he is also a PhD candidate at The Univeristy of Sydney, Australia. His research area of interest lies in the field of pharmacy practice, with his thesis focusing on assessing hospital pharmacists' influence on prescribing in the Western Pacific Region based on the Basel Statements, produced by the International Pharmaceutical Federation Hospital Pharmacy Section (Fip HPS).

 

 

2009

Claire Louse O'Reilly, from Australia, was the recipient of the 2009 FIP-YPG Grant for Professional Innovation. Her project titled "Reducing mental health stigma: Development of an e-learning program for pharmacist", will develop an innovative e-learning program to reduce mental health stigma among pharmacists. Stigma is cited as the greatest barrier to providing effective community-based mental healthcare. Claire's project aims to develop and pilot test an innovative e-learning program to reduce mental health stigma amongst pharmacists. The program is a simple and effective intervention that has the potential to be rolled out nationally and adapted internationally for use in educating pharmacy students and pharmacists in mental health.

 

2008

Luther Gwaza is a Senior Regulatory Officer with the Pharmacovigilance and Clinical trials unit, Medicines Control Authority of Zimbabwe (MCAZ), the national drug regulatory agency in Zimbabwe. He is currently pursuing his Master of Philosophy (MPhil) degree from the University of Zimbabwe. Luther is also an assistant lecturer of Pharmaceutics with the School of Pharmacy, University of Zimbabwe and is working with a final year pharmacy student on setting up methods to standardize African potato (hypoxis) commercial products. His interests include: drug development particularly in the area of pharmacokinetics, bioequivalence and the development of the pharmacy profession in Zimbabwe and other developing nations. He is actively involved in local and international pharmacy organisations.

 

 

 

2007

The recipient of the 2007 FIP-YPG Innovation Grant was Christie Robinson, PharmD, from the USA. Her research titled “Improving Patient Self-Care through the Provision of Consumer Internet Health Education for Indigent HIV-positive Persons” will provide multi-disciplinary Internet health education classes to indigent HIV-positive persons. A health literacy assessment survey will be given before, immediately after, and three-months after the class. The basis for this research was an earlier survey she conducted, which supported the need for credible Internet resource education for this population. This research and education will aim to improve health literacy, Internet search strategies, disease-state knowledge, and self-care.

 

2006

Dr. Rebekah Moles from Australia was selected to receive support by the 2006 FIP Young Pharmacists/Pharmaceutical Scientists Grant for Professional Innovation to implement her idea. Her project is entitled "Development of Medical Education Packages for Children and their Carers”. With the support of the Grant she plans to develop and standardized medication education packages for children and their carers in an effort to minimize medication misadventure and promote the role of the pharmacist in the society. Click here to download Rebekah's abstract and to learn more about her research project.

 

 

 

 

 

Past Beneficiaries of the FIP-YPG Young Pharmacist/Pharmaceutical Scientist Award (2002-2005)

2002

The first Innovation Award was presented during the 2002 FIP World Congress in Nice , France to Nigel Hughes from Ireland . He developed a project on smoking cessation e-learning for pharmacists. Having identified that smoking was a major health problem and establishing that the pharmacy profession had a key role in reducing the incidence, his objective was to devise a system of educating pharmacists on smoking cessation, which will then enable them to set up a working cessation clinic in their pharmacy.

 

 

2003 

The Innovations Award for 2003 was granted to Mr. Suryadevara Pratap from India. Through his project entitled "My nutrition for my Health", Mr. Pratap hoped to address the issues of poor diet and nutrition by developing a self-assessment software programme where people can assess their daily diet. Self-assessment has been proven to be a good means of effecting lifestyle changes and by making recommendations to change diet, it is hoped that health can be improved and long term health problems can be reduced.

  

 

 

2004  

The winner of the third FIP-YPG Young Pharmacist/Pharmaceutical Scientist Award was Mr. Pedro Coelho from Portugal. Pedro’s project focuses on developing an e-learning database as a tool to promote continious education amongst pharmacists. This idea stemmed from a recent requirement for Portuguese pharmacists to obtain continuing education credits. The e-learning database will enable pharmacists to access and complete qualifying education courses online and will contribute for the possitive immage of the profession.


 

2005

Mr. Uwubanmwen Osak Andrew om Nigeria won the 20o6 FIP Young Pharmacists/Pharmaceutical Scientist’s Award for Professional Innovation with an entry titled “Our Water, Our Immunization”. The availability of drinking water is meant to attract people to the centre regularly and therefore support patient compliance with immunization programmes. He planned to combine a safe water facility with a vaccination and birth registration centre in his home country of Nigeria.

 
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