Velji Awards for Global Health Excellence

Nominees must be a  ​​CUGH Member. Anyone can submit a nomination. To see whether the nominee's institutional affiliation is a CUGH Institutional Member, go to  http://cugh.org/members . To inquire whether the nominee is an Individual Member, or to become an Individual Member email:   membership@cugh.org

2018 Drs. Anvar and Pari Velji Awards for Global Health Excellence
The Velji Family Foundation annually celebrates global health education, research and service by honoring individuals and projects that demonstrate committed, creative approaches to serving underserved populations. 

Awardees receive
  • Recognition at the 2018 CUGH Conference in New York, NY
  • Recognition on the CUGH website
  • Waived Conference Registration
  • Recognition Plaque
  • USD $750 to support ongoing global health activities

The Young African Leader Award also receives
  • 3 nights at the conference hotel New York Hilton Hotel - Midtown
Award Categories

Velji Emerging Leader in Global Health Innovation* - Student/Trainee I Cat. A
This award honors a student or trainee who has created an innovative program or device with high potential for impact on the lives of people in low-income settings. 

Velji Emerging Leader in Global Health Innovation* - Faculty I Cat. B
This award honors a faculty member who created an innovative project with high potential for impact on the lives of people in low-income settings. 

Velji Global Health Education Award I Cat. C
This award honors a faculty member who worked collaboratively to improve access to education in a low- income setting.

Velji Young African Leader Award | Cat. D
This award honors an who is: under 35 years of age as of December 31, 2018, born in an African nation, and is currently attending/working in an institution in Africa. The winner has shown exceptional ability and commitment toimproving the wellbeing of individuals in low income settings. This award is open to all.
Velji Awards: Criteria and Nomination Process

  • Categories A, B, and C: Nominees must be CUGH members or affiliated with a CUGH Institutional Member
  • Category D welcomes both Member and Non-Member Nominations
  • Nominations Format: Nominations are accepted only as a single file (Word Document, 5 pages)
  • Nomination Information: Nominations must include the following information in the order provided.
  • Email Nominations to: VeljiAwards@cugh.org
  • Nominations Deadline: October 31, 2017
Nomination Information

All requested information is required. Provide in up to 4 pages, 1 file (word doc).

1. AWARD CATEGORY (page 1)
   
   a. NOMINEE INFORMATION (page 1)
       i. Full Name
      ii. Professional Title
          (If student, provide student type and year. Ex. GS1† = Graduate School Student, 1st Year)
      iii. Institutional Affiliation (If nominee is a CUGH member through a CUGH member institution, enter that Institution here.)
      iii. CUGH Membership: State Nominee's membership status (Individual Member, Institutional Member).             
      iv. Contact Information: 1) Email Address, and 2) Phone Number
       v. Date of birth (if nominated for the Young African Award)
 
 b. NOMINATING PARTY INFORMATION (page 1) | (Self-nominations accepted):
      i. Full Name
      ii. Professional Title
          (If student, provide student type and year. Ex. GS1† = Graduate School Student, 1st Year)
      iii. Institutional Affiliation

      iv. Contact Information: 1) Email Address, and 2) Phone Number
   
  c. REFERENCES (page 1) | Up to 2 references who may be contacted by the Judging Committee.
       References Information to Include: 
         i. Name
         ii. Professional Title
         iii. Relationship to Nominee
         iv. Email
         v. Phone Number

The Nominating Party may also act as a reference.

2. NOMINATING PARTY STATEMENT (page 2) | (250 words maximum):
   
a. Explaining why the nominating party feels the nominee is deserving of the award; describing the candidate's achievements as applicable
     to to the appropriate award.

4. NOMINEE'S CURRICULUM VITAE (pages 3 & 4) | 2 pages maximum. 
If CV is longer than 2 pages, abbreviate to include relevant information only.

* INNOVATION here refers to a novel concept or tool within the last 5 years.

** IMPLEMENTATION / SCALING UP: see "Practical guidance for scaling up health service innovations" (WHO) available at: http://whqlibdoc.who.int/publications/2009/9789241598521_eng.pdf?ua=1

† STUDENT / TRAINEE is defined as:
  • (GS) Graduate School Student
  • (MR) Medical Resident
  • (MS) Medical School Student
  • (PD) Post-Doctoral Researcher/Scholar
  • (UG) Undergraduate Student
  • To qualify for the Velji Award, STUDENT / TRAINEE cannot hold a faculty position