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EBMLive Fellowships

David L. Sackett (1934-2015) was a Clinical epidemiologist, pioneer of evidence-based medicine and the founder of the Centre for Evidence-Based Medicine.

The David L. Sackett Fellowship provides awardees with EBMLive delegate registration, funding towards travel and accommodation, and the opportunity to present at the next EBMLive event in a dedicated session.

Ten submissions will be awarded the full David L. Sackett Fellowship.

Application process – CLOSED

  1. Submissions to made through the call for abstracts portal EBMLive David L. Sackett Fellowship
  2. Submit a 500-word abstract that sets out how to address the issue of making research evidence relevant, replicable, and accessible to end-users as set out in the EBM manifesto. Submissions may include a description of the problem, including objectives and potential solutions. Original research submissions should include: objectives, methods, results & conclusions.  Work in progress submissions will be considered.
  3. References are not obligatory and the word count is affected by the inclusion of references.

Accepted submissions will be added to the EBMLive site and published in the BMJ Evidence-Based Medicine journal supplement  when accompanied with a signed licence to publish.

To be accepted, applicants must meet one of the following eligibility criteria:

  • A student or an early-career researcher enrolled in a health-related program of study at a university or comparable institution
  • A health professional less than 5 years out of a training program
  • A postdoctoral researcher in any health-related discipline less than 10 years post PhD and not holding a permanent academic post in a university or comparable institution
  • A patient who is using evidence to campaign for better health care
  • Applicants will also need to confirm that travel is required to take up the scholarship award.

The David L. Sackett Fellowship is funded by the McCall MacBain Foundation


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