Call for Rex Crossley Awards 2021

Dear IFMSA Family,

Are you working on an Activity which you are passionate about? Do you truly believe that your Activity is making a change? Could other NMOs follow your lead? Then you should read the Call for the Rex Crossley Awards Applications below!

About the Rex Crossley Award

The Rex Crossley Awards (RCA) is an award provided by IFMSA in recognition of the work and achievements of the best Activities of IFMSA National Member Organizations (NMOs). The awarded Activities have a meaningful impact on the local, national, and/or international society.

The Award is named after Mr. Rex Crossley who is one of the founders of the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA). The term “Activity” within IFMSA is used as an umbrella expression to unite any campaign, project, advocacy effort, article, conference, etc. organized by you and your NMO.

The Award:

  • An article in The Medical Student International (MSI): The 8 selected Activities will be published as articles in the RCA Bulletin in the MSI, the Official Publication of IFMSA, both in print and online form.
  • Presentation during the Rex Crossley Awards Event: The 8 selected Activities will get a chance to present their Activity as part of the Rex Crossley Awards Presentations online on January 17th 2021.
  • The Top 3 Most Impactful Activities will be awarded with the 1st, 2nd and 3rd place of Rex Crossley Awards and will be promoted throughout IFMSA and announce during the opening ceremony of March Meeting 2021

The winning NMO will also receive 150 euros as a grant for the activity from IFMSA to the NMO


All Activities entering Presentations must be enrolled under an IFMSA Program. Please enroll your Activity here: here  

For the first round submit only two applications per NMO:  HERE  

If you have not enrolled your activity into the relevant Program, you will not be considered in the selection process. If you need help, please contact the relevant Program Coordinator to assist with enrollment. The deadline to have your Activity enrolled is 27th December 2020  

Should your Activity not fit under any Program, the IFMSA Vice-President for Activities can grant exceptions to this rule. Please contact [email protected] at your earliest convenience.

Application Process:

  • Open the call for the RCA applications: 14th  December 2020
  • Close the call for RCA applications: 27th December 2020

Please make sure to submit the following no later than the 27th December 2020:

  • Complete the following online form in English: HERE

Have in mind that the answers you provide in the online form will determine whether you are selected for the top 8 of Activities. It is not just a survey, so keep in mind that you face competition.

The Rex Crossley Awards Applications will be reviewed and selected based on the following selection criteria:

  • The relevance of the issue tackled by the Activity (Problem Statement)
  • Goals and objectives
  • Indicators of Success
  • The originality of the methodology
  • Management of resources
  • Plans for evaluation and impact assessment
  • Impact on the target group and beneficiaries 

If your Activity is selected, you will receive an e-mail with further instructions on how to prepare your Presentation

If you have any questions or concerns, feel free to approach us at [email protected] or [email protected] 

We are looking forward to reading your applications!

Warm regards,

IFMSA Team of Officials, International Teams and Program Coordinator

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