The USP's Volunteer Awards and Recognition Program recognizes the remarkable contributions of USP volunteer bodies and individuals who work to “improve global health through public standards and related programs that help ensure the quality, safety and benefit of medicines and foods.” The awards are presented annually at a USP Volunteer Awards Reception.
Candidacy is open to all volunteer bodies and all USP Volunteers operating anywhere in the world that have been affiliated with USP during the USP 2021 fiscal year, July 2020-June 2021. Nominations may be submitted by any USP staff, volunteer, or stakeholder.
USP Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Standards
Purpose: To recognize the efforts of up to three USP volunteer bodies for significant contributions to the achievement of USP standards-setting priorities and impact, or improvement of USP’s standards-setting processes. For the purpose of this award, a volunteer body is defined as the USP Council of Experts, an Expert Committee, an Expert Panel, or a Subcommittee of any type, each of which comprises independent members contributing to a standards-related topic.
Selection Criteria: The achievement(s) to be recognized should reflect:
- Significant contribution towards a standard-setting activity or process that has impacted global public health
- Sustained commitment and productivity for on-going standards-setting or improvement activities
- Demonstrated commitment to the work of the volunteer body by individual members
- Demonstrated exemplary leadership, creativity, and cooperation in the achievement of the activity(ies).
Award: The awards consist of a certificate for each member of the volunteer bodies. Travel and hotel accommodations to the USP Volunteer Awards Reception will be provided to the chair (vice chair, if the chair is unavailable) of the volunteer body.
USP Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Standards by a USP Expert Volunteer
Purpose: To recognize the efforts of a USP Volunteer for their dedication and significant contributions to the achievement of USP standards-setting priorities or the improvement of USP's standards-setting processes.
Selection Criteria: The achievement to be recognized should reflect:
- Significant contribution towards a standard-setting activity impacting global public health
- Passion for quality, innovation, and/or thought leadership that have contributed significantly to the work of the Committee or Panel
- Demonstrated commitment to the work of the Committee or Panel
- Exemplary leadership and teamwork to the standards-setting process
Award: The award will consist of a certificate to the individual, and travel and hotel accommodations will be provided to the USP Volunteer Awards Reception.
The deadline for submission of nominations is TBD.