BGS Rising Star Award 2020 open for applications

28 October 2019

The BGS Rising Star Award 2020 is now open for applications.

Each year The British Geriatrics Society bestows two Rising Star Awards. 

  • One award is for research contributions that have translated into, or are in the process of being translated into, improvements to the care of older people.
  • One award is for clinical quality or work project that demonstrates that the nominee has improved the care of older people with frailty in their locality.

Both awards are made to BGS members who have a programme of ongoing research or relevant project work. The awards are awarded within 15 years of graduation from medical school, or achievement of first relevant degree, to those who have already made a significant impact in the healthcare of older people above what would normally be expected at that stage of a career.

The award is open to doctors, nurses and allied health professionals who fulfill the criteria. 

Applications are now open. Individuals can nominate themselves for this award or can be nominated by others.

Recipients of the award will be expected to present a summary of their work in a platform presentation at the BGS Spring or Autumn Meeting where they receive their award. The winner will be presented with a certificate by the BGS President at the meeting and their award publicised in the BGS Newsletter and in the BGS website as well as the BGS Social Media outlets, Twitter, Blog and in our E-Bulletin. There is also a cash prize of £250 generously donated by the late Dr Jim George’s family.

How to apply

Applications will be reviewed by an independent panel that would then make recommendations to the Trustees. The panel will be representative of the main BGS areas of work (policy, quality, and academia), and will consist of:

  • The BGS Vice President of Academic Affairs
  • The BGS Vice President of Clinical Quality
  • The BGS Hon. Dep Secretary
  • The BGS Chief Executive
  • A representative from the BGS Nursing Special Interest Group

An application should consist of an A4 two page supporting statement which should indicate:

  • Achievements to date, current programme of work and plans for the next 3-5 years
  • Presentations at, or involvement in significant events, meetings or conferences
  • Strength of the individual’s academic background (academic)
  • Strength of the individual’s clinical service developments (quality)
  • Impact of academic publications (academic)
  • Wider impact of activities and/or policy involvement (quality)
  • Achievements to date, current programme of work and plans for the next 3-5 years

In addition, we will require two references and a three to four-page CV from the applicant.

Please send your application electronically to Joanna Gough at j [dot] gough [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk

The deadline for applications is on 11 December 2019 at 5pm. Receipt of your application will be sent to you by email.

Any queries please contact Joanna Gough, BGS Scientific Officer, at j [dot] gough [at] bgs [dot] org [dot] uk or 0207 608 8574.