The Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria (PSN) is calling pharmacists to apply for the May & Baker Professional Service Award 2021, as submission of applications ends on 17 September.
The May & Baker Professional Service Award aims to reward excellence and innovation in the practice of Pharmacy in Nigeria. The award carries a cash prize of N500,000, plus a passage allowance to enable the winner attend the National Conference of PSN in Port-Harcourt, Rivers State to receive the award.
PSN National Secretary, Pharm. Gbenga Falabi noted that interested/eligible PSN financial members are encouraged to apply, while they can also nominate eligible candidates.
To be considered for the award, he emphasised that applicants should complete the guidelines, noting that their applications should clearly and distinctly indicate their innovative work, which means initiatives that are unique and out of the box.
He also noted that they must show creativity and leadership actions which has led to the advancement of Pharmacy practice.
Falabi, stressed that applicants should as well show their achievements, stating the awards they have received locally and internationally and also their career milestones and any non-pharmacy position occupied.
He added that their academic qualification, professional qualification and professional competence must also be part of what they are submitting.
Service in community or charitable organisations should be indicated, philanthropic projects undertaken, positions (non-religious), and your accomplishments for the project or charity.
“Applicants should complete the attached “May and Baker Application Form” and also send a statement (not exceeding One A-4 page) explaining how they meet the selection criteria for this award; their curriculum vitae; supporting documents to prove their claims and 3 letters of referee (one referee should be from a Working Relationship and all 3 referees should be Fellows of the Pharmaceutical Society of Nigeria),” he added.
He also said that the application should include relevant evidence to prove the requirements above, stating that irrelevant documents will not be reviewed and may cause loss of points. “Applicants may be required to appear before the award selection committee to clarify some of their claims,” he added.