Call for Nomination

Call for nominationEPPAD has set up an award program for encouraging and celebrating pharmaceutical and allied professionals who have demonstrated outstanding performance and made significant contributions to the sector and to serve as role models for upcoming generations.

The EPPAD Award for Excellence recognizes awardees in five categories:

  • Leadership Achievement Award - recognizes outstanding individuals, life-long achievement in the areas of leading research center, academic institution, development agency, managed care, hospitals, and pharmacies.
  • Research and Development Award - recognizes outstanding achievement in the area pharmaceutical science researches, including but not limited to Pharmaceutics, Medicinal Chemistry, Biopharmaceutics, Pharmacokinetics, preclinical and clinical trials, pharmacoepidemiology, and Pharmacoeconomic researches.


  • Pharmacy Practice Award - recognizes outstanding pharmacy practice for improved pharmaceutical access in different areas including community pharmacy, specialty pharmacy, and health care settings such as hospitals.


  • Pharmacy Faculty Award - recognizes outstanding faculty members for lifelong commitment and achievement in pharmaceutical and related scholarship.


  • Social Responsibility Award - recognizes individuals or organizations for outstanding service to community welfare and wellbeing.

General Nomination & Selection Criteria

  • The nomination is limited to Ethiopians, and other nationals of Ethiopian origin. Special consideration may be made, case by case, for other nationals.
  • The nominee shall be an individual or organization with demonstrated substantial contributions to the pharmacy or related sector.
  • Nominees shall be pharmaceutical and allied professionals and organizations in academia, industry, development sector, regulatory, government, and non-governmental institutions.
  • Nominations are made regardless of their EPPAD membership.
  • A nominee can be nominated in more than in one category.
  • A candidate may be nominated posthumously
  • Nomination letter shall be accompanied by:
    • short description of the nominee,
    • justification for making the nomination (with specific examples of what the candidate has done)
    • current CV of the nominee
    • two letters of reference supporting the nominee
  • The nomination shall be made either by EPPAD or Non-EPPAD member
  • Self-nomination discouraged

The deadline for nominations for the 2021 awards shall be August 15, 2021.

The award winners will be recognized at EPPAD Annual Conference on 04 September 2021 to be held at Resident Inn Hotel (550 Army Navy Drive, Arlington, Virginia), where more than 150 pharmaceutical and allied professionals are expected to attend.

EPPAD Award Task Force, after due vetting process, will communicate with the selected awardees in advance, to prepare for the event.