The ECPG [formerly known as the Young Pharmacists’ Group (YPG)] aims to support young pharmacist and pharmaceutical scientist' members from around the globe by providing resources for professional development, networking or opportunities to carry out their own research. There are several career resources, opportunities and grants that ECPG members can take advantage of to support their professional development:
- FIP ECPG Mentorship Programme
- FIP ECPG Remote Volunteering Programme
- The Ton Hoek Scholarship for Young Leaders
- The FIP Congress ECPG Travel Scholarship
- FIP Foundation and ECPG Innovation Research Grant
Career support resources
The ECPG supports its members by creating resources for professional development.
|In 2020, FIP YPG launched a 'Career development toolkit
for early career pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists'.
The toolkit aims to be a guide for early career pharmacists
The toolkit comes with worksheets that users can work with
The "Leading with emotional intelligence" resource aims
It outlines sample cases and provides suggestions on how
emotional intelligence skills can be used to overcome challenges
in different situations.
FIP ECPG Mentorship Programme
The aim of the FIP ECPG Mentorship Programme is to provide mentorship for young pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists who are developing their career. Mentors are intended to provide general advice, assist in setting goals and help the young pharmacist/pharmaceutical scientist to stay on track with their career development. The Mentorship Programme lasts for nine months.
The FIP ECPG Mentorship Programme was redesigned and relaunched in 2020. The 2022 batch of the Mentorship Programme was held from January to September 2022 and each mentor-mentee pair completed an individual month mentoring plan. An email will be sent to ECPG members with information on how to join the 2023 FIP ECPG Mentorship Programme that will run from January to September 2023.
|Outcomes of the 2020/2021 FIP YPG Mentorship Programme,
including testimonials from mentors and mentees, are available
in an implementation and evaluation report.
FIP ECPG Remote Volunteering Programme
The FIP ECPG Remote Volunteering Programme was launched in August 2020.
The aim of this programme is to provide opportunities for young pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists, who are interested in learning and developing their skills in global projects within FIP. FIP will provide training and the opportunity for volunteers to learn and support the projects.
The remote volunteering programme will run for a period of 3 to 5 months and may be longer in special cases. These volunteers are usually expected to provide monthly reports to the FIP ECPG which will facilitate effective tracking of progress and achieved milestones.
Interested ECPG members may provide their information in this form.
For further information on the FIP ECPG Remote Volunteering Programme please email firstname.lastname@example.org
FIP Foundation and ECPG Innovation Research Grant
This innovation research grant consists of €1,000 for the implementation of a project by a early career pharmacist/pharmaceutical scientist who is a ECPG member. Projects can stem from any field of pharmacy (practice, science or education) but must focus on innovation that improves the practice of pharmacy or the advancement of pharmaceutical science with direct clinical application.
Pending the acceptance of a project report, the awardee may, in addition, be granted complementary registration, a return APEX airfare and hotel accommodation to attend the incoming world congress of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences.
Judging - Applications are evaluated based on five criteria: significance & relevance, creativity & innovation, scientific accuracy, feasibility, and clarity of communication.
Grant conditions - The grant recipient is expected to submit a project report to the FIP Foundation for Education and Research and to present on the winning project at the FIP congress. They will also be obliged to submit interim reports and updates as required by the ECPG or the FIP Foundation.
How to apply: The Professional Innovation Grant deadline for submissions has closed for 2022. A call for the 2023 Professional Innovation Grant should launch in the second quarter of 2023.
Here are some Tips for Success and Pointers for Professional Innovation Grant Application that might help you in your application.
Recent professional innovation awardees include:
FIP ECPG also collaborates with the Health and Medicines Information Section (HAMIS) to support pharmacy students, early-career pharmacists and pharmaceutical scientists who live and work or study in a country or territory with an income level classified as low, lower-middle or upper-middle by the World Bank in the latest available classification to attend the next FIP Congress. If you have any questions, please email email@example.com.