Awards and Grants

Awards and Grants

IPS run an Annual Awards Programme - see below a statement about the 2020 awards 

Thank you for your nominations, the awards portal is now closed for entry.

The IPS Board have been considering the annual awards and may do things a little differently this year.  There have been so many infection prevention heroes pulling out the stops during this crisis, that they need to work out a way to celebrate all IPS members hard work and dedication.

The IPS Board will provide an update in due course

 

Members of IPS are eligible to apply for a variety of awards and grants.  These awards can be to help further education and development or to recognise particular achievements. The Brendan Moore Award is awarded annually to an individual who has made a significant contribution to furthering the aims of the society whilst holding an official position in the society.

Brendan Moore Award

Background

Brendan Moore was an epidemiologist who had the insight to appoint the first infection control nurse in 1959.  Dr Moore was instrumental in the first Infection Control Nurses Association (ICNA) conference in 1970 and the first ICNA President.

Purpose

The Brendan Moore award is bestowed on an individual who, in the opinion of the IPS Consultative Committee, meets the criteria laid down 

Criteria 

  • The person is a current member of the Society 
  • The person has made a significant contribution to furthering the aims and goals of the organisation 
  • The person has made this contribution while in an official position or closely involved with the work of the Society 
  • The person cannot be a current Trustee or Board member of the Society

Scope

Any member of the Board or Consultative Committee may nominate an individual member of the Society for the award. One award may be made annually at the discretion of the Consultative Committee.

For a 2020 nomination form please click here

Deadline

The nominator is responsible for submitting a nomination to the Honorary Secretary by the 28th February 2020 for consideration at the subsequent Consultative Committee (CC) meeting.

2019 Winner

Congratulations to our 2019 winner, Dr Emma Burnett.

Honorary Membership Award

Background

The award for an honorary membership entitles the recipient to life-long membership of the Society at no cost to the individual.  This level of membership is equivalent to a full member.

Purpose

Honorary Membership is awarded to an individual who, in the opinion of the IPS Board, meets the criteria to be honoured with this prestigious category of membership 

Criteria 

  • Has carried out a significant role/roles on a voluntary basis for the benefit of the whole membership 
  • Made a significant contribution to furthering the aims and goals of the Society 
  • Has furthered the aims and goals of the organisation through significant input to national groups and committees on behalf of the Society over the course of their career. 

Scope

Any branch, committee or individual may nominate an individual for honorary membership who meets the criteria as laid out above.  Unless there are exceptional circumstances, no more than two awards will be made each year.

For a 2020 nomination form please click here 

Deadline

The nominator is responsible for submitting a nomination to the Honorary Secretary by the 28th February each year for consideration at the next Board meeting.

2019 Winners

Congratulations to our 2019 winners, Gary Thirkell and Helen O'Connor.

Educational Grants for IPS Members Undertaking Specialist Courses in IPC

Where funds allow IPS aims to fund 5 grants  per year of up to £1500 pa for up to 2 years. This amount must be matched by the applicant or the applicant’s employer. A further year (year 3) may also be funded of up to £1000pa. Again this must be matched by the applicant/applicant’s employer. Applications will be yearly in Jan/Feb time with decisions in May/June. The award is open to full members only. 

There is no funding currently available for 2020 - please check for updates or email