Roux Prize

Closing Date

March 31, 2014 - 5:00pm

The Roux Prize is a new US$100,000 award recently launched by the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) to recognize individuals or groups that have used disease burden evidence to take action that makes people healthier.

Nominees may come from anywhere in the world and could include, but are not limited to, staff in government agencies, researchers at academic institutions, volunteers in charitable organizations, or health providers working in the community. The only requirement is that they have used Global Burden of Disease (GBD) findings at some point since the publication of the first GBD study in 1993 to improve health at the local, national, or global level. We would greatly appreciate your assistance in nominating worthy individuals and sharing information about the prize via social media or e-mail.

Nominations are due March 31, 2014, and the winner will be announced at an event in September 2014. More information can be found at rouxprize.org.

Who should apply: The Roux Prize is intended for anyone who has applied Global Burden of Disease research in innovative ways to improve population health since the first GBD publication in 1993. Recipients might be leaders or staff in government agencies, researchers at academic institutions, volunteers in charitable organizations, or health providers working in the community.

Eligibility: Nominations are welcomed from across the globe. Preference is given to individuals, but groups are eligible to apply for the Roux Prize. Self-nominations are discouraged. Current faculty, fellows, or employees of IHME and the University of Washington are not eligible.

Nomination instructions: Nominations will be accepted for the 2014 Roux Prize through March 31, 2014. As the evaluation of nominees depends on the information supplied, nominations should be accurate, detailed, and complete. We prefer nominations in English. Due to organizational capacity we cannot guarantee that applications in languages other than English will be reviewed.

Nominations can be submitted to info@rouxprize.org or can be mailed to:

Roux Prize
c/o Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation
2301 Fifth Ave., Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98121
USA

 All of the following items must be submitted by March 31, 2014, for the nomination to be considered:

  • The name, title, affiliation, email address, and phone number of the nominee.
  • A statement of 500 to 750 words that describes the nominee’s key accomplishments in using GBD data to advance population health.
  • Names, titles, affiliations, email addresses, and phone numbers of at least two people familiar with the nominee’s work who can serve as references and describe the nominee’s accomplishments and use of GBD research.
  • Any additional items (maximum of five) that support the nominee’s use of GBD research: policy documents and other publications, media coverage, legislation, technologic specifications, links to websites, etc.
  • Your name, title, affiliation, email address, and phone number.

Award: The Roux Prize is awarded annually by members of IHME’s Board. The winner will be announced publicly at an event in September 2014.