$10,000 grant gives young pharmacists unprecedented opportunity

Hospital pharmacy’s future leaders have a unique chance to gain international experience and accelerate their clinical knowledge with the return of the $10,000 Pfizer Young Pharmacist Grant 2018, supported by the National Translational Research Collaborative (NTRC).

The grant, which was jointly announced today by SHPA and Pfizer, a diverse global healthcare organisation dedicated to improving health and well-being at every stage of life, is another opportunity in a long-standing partnership focusing on setting high standards for discovery and development.

Chief Executive Kristin Michaels says the grant offers SHPA members with under 10 years’ experience in hospital pharmacy an invaluable opportunity to advance their professional and clinical development through either a national or international preceptorship.

‘Being able to learn from some of the best and most innovative minds in pharmacy not only gives emerging pharmacists a launching pad for their own career but results in service improvement in Australian hospital pharmacies through the sharing of ideas and knowledge.

‘With an expanded scope emphasising research elements including mentoring, team placement, or dissemination, this year’s grant aims to strengthen the individual and collective research expertise of hospital pharmacists, now and into the future.’

Applications are open until 5.00pm Friday 7 September, giving emerging hospital pharmacists time to submit an outline including detailed budget, rationale for wanting to undertake the preceptorship, publication plan and letter of support. View timeline, application criteria and other information at NTRC online.

‘NTRC is a virtual hub connecting Australia’s brightest clinical pharmacy researchers to build capacity and inter-hospital partnerships, strengthen proposals and impact, and leverage funding opportunities.

‘NTRC helps turn more pharmacists into pharmacy researchers, an advancement that furthers the workforce as a whole, ensuring the development and introduction of new and improved clinical services’. 

NTRC is free to join for SHPA members.

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