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International Awards

The Manuel Velasco-Suárez Award in Bioethics

Guidelines & Form

The 2005 Call for Nominations is closed.

Through 6 May 2005, the Foundation invites official representatives of scholarly institutions to nominate a scholar in bioethics residing in Latin America or the Caribbean. At the time of the award, the scholar should be 40 years or less in age, and have a doctoral degree or its equivalent. The nomination should be based on a sound proposal in the field of bioethics prepared by the candidate. Particular emphasis in the selection process will be placed on the potential developments that may stem from the proposed work, which is expected to enhance the capacity of the candidate to progress in the field and lead to a demonstrable output. Both empirical and theoretical work can be accepted.

The winning scholar is expected to submit a six-month status report and a final report no later than 1 October 2006, upon completion of the Velasco-Suárez Award project. Any publication resulting from the supported research must include a disclaimer statement. This final report may be used to promote the field of bioethics in Latin America and the Caribbean.

To be considered, the nomination must be completed in its entirety.

The nomination package application must include a letter of support (no longer than one page) addressed to the Manuel Velasco-Suárez Award Jury and signed by the official representative, a completed nomination form and a proposal (no longer than 10 pages) by the candidate describing the activities that will be undertaken during the one-year award period and the relevance of these activities to the field of bioethics in Latin America and the Caribbean.

The letter must be on the institution's letterhead. The letter and completed nomination form must be signed and in English or Spanish. If the nomination package is submitted electronically, the letter and nomination form must have an electronic signature. Any unsigned documents will not be considered.

Staff members of PAHO/WHO or of the Ministry of Health in Mexico in active service, sitting members of the Foundation's board of trustees, and members of the Velasquez-Suárez Award Jury are ineligible to receive the award.

Submitted items other than the letter, completed and signed nomination form and proposal will not be considered by the jury. Nominations must be received no later than 6 May 2005. Nominations received after this date will not be accepted.

Download the 2005 Nomination Form (PDF)
Manuel Velasco-Suárez Award Jury
Pan American Health and Education Foundation
525 23rd Street NW
Washington, DC 20037
Download the 2005 Nomination Form
Phone: 202-974-3416
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