Call for Nominations : The Roux Prize 2021 for health innovation ($100,000 Prize)

Application Deadline: February 28, 2021.

The Roux Prize is intended for anyone who has used health evidence in innovative ways to improve the health of the population. The Roux Prize welcome diverse entries: winners might be workers within government agencies, researchers at academic institutions, volunteers in charitable organizations, or health providers working in the community.

Each year, the winner receives $100,000 that can be put toward anything that the winner wishes. Past recipients have used their winnings to fund academic scholarships, their research, or their own life’s causes. 

Information included in the nomination form:

  • Nominee’s personal information: title, name, degrees, position or role, organization, email, phone number, and physical address.
  • Nomination statement (1000 word limit): The nomination statement should express why you feel this candidate is deserving of the Roux Prize. The strongest nominations will be those which:
    • Describe the scope and relevance of the problem addressed by the nominee.
    • Describe how the candidate used evidence to improve population health. Please include specific examples that highlight the importance of the evidence for achieving the outcome, and highlight the breadth and significance of the impact on the population.
    • Describe the nominee and the context in which they performed their work, including any barriers or obstacles they had to overcome to achieve the outcome.
    • Describe any innovations the nominee implemented in their use of evidence.
    • Describe how the prize would benefit the nominee.
    • Optional: Supporting materials. You may provide any documents which provide evidence of the nominee’s achievements and in particular highlight how the nominee used evidence to improve population health and/or the magnitude and relevance of the impact of the nominee’s work. These could include peer-reviewed articles, media publications, letters of support, etc. (5 maximum)
  • Nominator’s personal information: title, name, degrees, position or role, organization, email, phone number, and physical address.
    • Optional: Co-nominator personal information: title, name, degrees, position or role, organization, email, phone number, and physical address.

The selection process: The winner of the Roux Prize is selected in two rounds. First, the Roux Prize Nomination Committee – comprised of distinguished individuals in population health research, policy, and practice – reviews all nominations and selects the finalists. Then, the finalists are reviewed and a winner is selected by the Roux Prize Nomination Board.


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


  • Upon notification, the award must be accepted by the recipient within a term decided by IHME, and be received by the recipient at the Roux Prize Awards Ceremony in 2021.
  • The prize is valued at $100,000 USD and is for the personal use of the recipients. An award citation and a medal will also be presented. 
  • If a group, rather than an individual, receives the award, the prize will be evenly divided among them. Each will receive an award citation and medal. 
  • Awards are made to residents of any country without restriction of gender, race, religion, creed, or nationality. 
  • All selections are final and are not subject to review or challenge.
  • Nominations for 2021 should be received no later than February 28, 2021. Nominations received after this date will be considered the following year. 
  • The winner will be announced prior to the award ceremony in 2021.


The $100,000 Roux Prize is awarded annually by the nomination process described above.

Nomination instructions: 

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. If you have any questions, please contact [email protected].

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Roux Prize 2021



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