A banner showing close up of flowers and Faculty 25th Anniversary banner logo 'Celebrating 25 Years. Faculty of Medicine 1997-2022'

The FoM 25th Anniversary Awards aim to recognise individual staff, teams and activities that have significantly contributed to our research, education, community and culture over the last quarter century. 

This celebratory awards process has been launched for our jubilee year to help us acknowledge the many important and diverse contributions made across the Faculty over the last 25 years, some of which may have gone unrecognised at the time. 

Nominations can be made for current and former staff (including honorary staff) as appropriate.  

We primarily anticipate nominations will be made by staff and former staff, but they can also be submitted by alumni, Faculty partners or students.    The process is not onerous –  this project is most importantly intended to offer a chance for our community to take some time to consider staff members or groups who they feel have done great things as part of the Faculty’s life that should be recognised and remembered.   

In the autumn we’ll bring nominations together to share and celebrate these stories as part of our celebrations.  We will also aim to select around twenty-five awards from across the breadth of submissions to receive FoM 25th anniversary commemorative awards.  This will be a one-off celebratory process to recognise and record our thanks to contributors over the years to our Faculty’s development. 

Please take some time to think about and share with us the stories of staff present and past who should be recognised and thanked by the Faculty this year, and submit your nominations by 23rd September. 

How to nominate

Making a nomination

Nominations take the form of a short summary of the reason the nomination is being made (max 250 words) along with details about those being put forward (nb. self-nomination is not permitted).     We have a number of categories (see section below for full list of categories - this information is also available within the nomination form itself) covering the breadth of our research, education and organisational life

If you can think of a contribution that needs to be highlighted, and can’t find a category to fit, please do get in touch and we’ll find a way! 

The nomination form is open now and will remain open through to 23 September 2022. 

Nomination criteria

Our criteria for selection will be focussed on  

  • the importance and/or distinctiveness of contributions and  
  • the beneficial effect the activity/nominee(s) have had on Faculty life and development 

We will also look to celebrate open, supportive and inclusive ways of working as part of our panel discussions and decision-making.  Our selection process for the awards will seek to ensure we have a broad and holistic representation of 25 years of Faculty life and strength among our awards 

Award Categories

Culture and community related

If you would like to make a nomination but do not feel that any of the given categories are applicable please contact Lyndsey Pallant or Kimberley Trim for advice or any other award related enquiries.


 

Administrative Support (personal and departmental)

These awards are for significant support given in support of the academic environment by personal assistants, executive assistants, department/division/section managers, and general financial assistants and managers over the last 25 years. Please see research and education awards section for further support categories. 


Outstanding Mentorship

These awards are for any individual that has provided outstanding mentorship over the last 25 years. 


Community Engagement

These awards are for outstanding community engagement over the last 25 years. This community engagement may be from an individual, group, centre or institute as applicable. This could be related to the involvement of the community in research, in outreach and other public engagement activities. 


Championing an Inclusive, Fair and Diverse Faculty 

These awards are for individuals who have made significant contributions in developing, promoting and championing equality and an inclusive culture within the Faculty over the last 25 years. 


Communication 

These awards are for significant contribution in communicating the research, education and the overall environment of the Faculty over the last 25 years. This would include communications and PR officers/managers, those involved in student recruitment and marketing, alumni engagement and may also encompass examples of collaboration or leadership from Faculty members in effective communication with internal and external stakeholders about our work.  The award excludes examples of community outreach work, for which a separate category of award is available. 


Good Governance

These awards are for significant contributions to enhancing good governance and safeguarding within the Faculty over the last 25 years.  Examples may include contribution to clinical governance, quality assurance, safeguarding, information governance and data protection, or delivering secretariat functions of an outstanding quality. Nominations could be made for any Faculty member (individual or group) and may include collaborations between different staff groups. 

Education related

If you would like to make a nomination but do not feel that any of the given categories are applicable please contact Lyndsey Pallant or Kimberley Trim for advice or any other award related enquiries.


Outstanding Education Support 

These awards are for significant contributions to the support of educational programmes and the teaching environment over the last 25 years. Nominations may be for both individuals and teams if appropriate. Please see research and community awards section for further support categories. 


Excellence in Research Supervision

These awards are for individuals with a demonstrable history of excellence in postgraduate and/or post-doctoral research supervision over the last 25 years. 


Outstanding Pastoral Care 

These awards are for any staff member who has delivered outstanding pastoral care and support to undergraduate students over the last 25 years. 


Outstanding Leadership in Education

These awards are for outstanding leadership in education over the last 25 years. This can be for any level of staff throughout that period with a demonstrable record of leadership in education, be that at undergraduate or postgraduate level. 


Development of the Educational Portfolio

These awards are for significant contributions to the development and support of the education programmes (both clinical and non-clinical) offered throughout the Medical School and the Faculty over the last 25 years. This could be at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels as applicable. 


Teaching 

These awards are to recognise the incredible contributions made by teaching staff at both undergraduate and postgraduate level.  


Outstanding Contribution from Honorary Staff 

These awards are to celebrate the outstanding contributions over the last 25 years from our honorary colleagues to research and education. They may be from the NHS, industry, or elsewhere, held or hold an honorary contract with the College and conducted their research within the Faculty of Medicine or significantly contributed to the development or provision of education. (Note - this category can be found under the Research section in the nomination form, but coveres education and research)

Research related

If you would like to make a nomination but do not feel that any of the given categories are applicable please contact Lyndsey Pallant or Kimberley Trim for advice or any other award related enquiries.


Outstanding Research Support 

These awards are for significant contributions to research administration over the last 25 years. Nominations may be for both individuals and teams if appropriate. Please see community and education awards section for further support categories. 


Outstanding Technical Support 

These awards are for significant contributions to research and teaching from technical services staff across the Faculty over the last 25 years. Nominations may be for both individuals and teams if appropriate. 


Outstanding Achievement through Collaborative Research 

These awards are for significant scientific achievements from Imperial led collaborative research (i.e. consortia, clinical trials, large national/international research collaborations) over the last 25 years. 


Global Impact 

These awards are for outstanding research over the last 25 years that has had global impact beyond academia. This can include research conducted by an individual, research group, multi-institution collaboration, Imperial led consortium, or clinical trial at any point over the last 25 years. Research can have positively impacted on any area including, but not limited to, health, patients, society, business, disease, and the environment, on a global scale. 


Innovation and Entrepreneurship 

These awards are for outstanding innovation and/or entrepreneurship over the last 25 years. These awards can be given to an individual or partnership as applicable. 


Outstanding Contribution from Honorary Staff 

These awards are to celebrate the outstanding contributions over the last 25 years from our honorary colleagues to research and education. They may be from the NHS, industry, or elsewhere, held or hold an honorary contract with the College and conducted their research within the Faculty of Medicine or significantly contributed to the development or provision of education.