Dame Pamela Shaw (DPS) Awards

The Dame Pamela Shaw Awards were formally announced on Thursday 8th March 2018 in support of International Women's Day 2018 and the Athena SWAN Charter. An Awards initiative created by the Medical School Athena SWAN Self-Assessment Team gives students and staff members the opportunity to apply for small awards in-line with the goals Athena SWAN have set out to achieve. 

Please see the criteria brief document on the tabs to the side of this page to find out if you are eligible to apply for this award. If you wish to submit an application, please click here  to take you to the Google Form. Your application will be reviewed by three members of the Athena SWAN Panel and we aim to be in touch with a decision as soon as possible. 

For any enquiries , please email medicalschool-athenaswan@sheffield.ac.uk 

**Please note** Following recent research into University policies, we are unfortunately unable to offer awards to cover the cost of childcare due to financial tax regulations. 


Leni, Partner and Baby


Dr Ruth Thompson, Royal Society Dorothy Hodgkin Research Fellow:

"The DPS award was an enormous help to me as it helped me to pay for the extra childcare I needed in order to work a condensed week. Being able to work slightly longer days 4 days a week means that I am able to run my lab, supervise two PhD students and two masters students whilst not missing out on the lives of my children. Thanks to this, I am ahead of schedule with regards to my 5 year research plan and have written 2 grant applications for extra funding in this time, both of which I have been shortlisted for."

Dr Jenna Morgan, Clinical Lecturer:

"The Dame Pamela Shaw Award has enabled me to pursue a research direction that is particularly close to my heart and has importance for all female surgeons. We are looking at the barriers faced by women in surgical training in an attempt to address these and work towards gender equality in this currently very male-dominated field of medicine."

Dr Leni Green, Postdoctoral Research Associate: 

"The DPS award was an enormous help to me as it helped me to pay for the extra childcare I needed in order to work a condensed week. Being able to work slightly longer days 4 days a week means that I am able to run my lab, supervise two PhD students and two masters students whilst not missing out on the lives of my children. Thanks to this, I am ahead of schedule with regards to my 5 year research plan and have written 2 grant applications for extra funding in this time, both of which I have been shortlisted for."