The $10,000 Pfizer Young Pharmacist Grant is back, supported by the National Translational Research Collaborative

According to the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia, the grant offers hospital pharmacy’s future leaders a “unique” chance to gain international experience and accelerate their clinical knowledge.

SHPA 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,” she says.

“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.

Timeline, application criteria and other information can be viewed 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,” says Ms Michaels.

“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.