IPEM Prizes and Awards recognise leading contributions of individual IPEM members to the advancement of their profession, in the application of physics and engineering to medicine and biology. There are prizes and awards across a range of sectors including academic, healthcare and innovation, and for members in different stages of their career. There are also prizes and awards for public engagement, best paper and best presentation prizes in association with our journals and with the annual conference. There are also travel awards available.
Applications are accepted at any time for the Travel awards for attendance at meetings and conferences (formerly bursary awards).
IPEM has a commitment to equality and diversity and welcomes applications from all members meeting the criteria as outlined in the regulations for each prize.
If you have any queries concerning IPEM's prizes and awards please contact Marie Goodall. Please click on the bold title links below for the application forms and guidance notes where appropriate.
IPEM's Gold Medals are awarded annually and are awarded for established professionals who have made outstanding contributions in the area of physics and engineering applied to medicine and biology. In each case the prize is a medal, £500 and a certificate.
Nomination/application process: to apply for a Medal, or to nominate another IPEM member, please complete the application form by clicking on the above links. The application form includes guidance and further information. Applications for the 2020 awards can be made after the 1st January 2020 and the deadline for receipt is 30th April 2020.
Nominations are welcome from all sectors within IPEM including NHS, private healthcare, industry and academia.
Early Career Prizes
IPEM's early career prizes are awarded annually. These are awarded to members in the first 12 years of their career (eg. from first degree graduation) who have made significant contributions in the areas of physics and engineering applied to medicine and biology. In each case the prize is £300 and a certificate.
Nomination/application process: To apply or make a nomination, please complete the application form by clicking on the above links. The application form includes guidance and further information. Applications for the 2020 awards can be made after the 1st January 2020 and the deadline for receipt is 30th April 2020.
Student and Trainee Grants and Prizes
IPEM offers a number of prizes and awards relevant to IPEM members who are postgraduate students, healthcare trainees or trainees working in industry.
IPEM offers a number of travel awards which are open to members.
IPEM offers grants of up to £10,000 for the purchase of equipment or services to facilitate short term innovation and research projects. A wide interpretation is permitted in the definition of 'innovation'. This can be in an area relevant to physics and engineering applied to medicine and biology including healthcare practice, medical device design, research and teaching. The grants are open to Full Members and Fellows. Closing date for the 2020 awards will be announced in early 2020. Application Form and guidance notes
Spiers' Prize for Outreach Application Form and guidance notes
Roy Ellis Patient Benefit Award Application form and guidance
Keith Boddy Award for the best article in SCOPE (Awarded by the SCOPE Editorial Board)
Medical Physics and Engineering Conference (MPEC) Awards for best oral presentation (President's Prize), best oral presentation by a trainee and best poster.
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