FEATURES Awards 2018

Small grant funding to help you start Stopping Sepsis Now

(Fiona Elizabeth Agnew Trust – Understanding, Research and Education about Sepsis Awards)

Following the success of FEATURES Awards 2017, we have once again opened applications for 2018. Full terms and conditions and an online application form are available at the bottom of the page.

The FEATURES Awards are non-recurring awards for health professionals and scientists engaged in: sepsis research (laboratory or clinical), clinical management of sepsis, sepsis education, or the public understanding of clinical risk from sepsis, including antimicrobial resistance.

The award of up to £10,000 is available for laboratory or clinical researchers undertaking a defined piece of sepsis-related work in areas such as (but not limited to): sepsis genetics, ecology, immunology, diagnostics, antimicrobial pharmacology, clinical presentations, clinical risk factor modification, clinical treatment and long-term sepsis survivor follow up.

All successful applicants will be expected to give short presentations about their ongoing projects at FEAT’s World Sepsis Day event in September 2018.

For informal enquiries, contact: info@featuk.org.uk

Please send completed forms to: info@featuk.org.uk

Download the Features Awards e-Form

Download the Features Awards Terms and Conditions

Note: The closing date for applications for the 2018 Features Awards has been extended to Saturday 31st March, 2018.


FEATures Award Winners


Brad Spiller, Senior Lecturer (Principal Research Investigator), Cardiff University School of Medicine

  • Identification of pathogenicity genes in Group B Streptococci isolated from the blood of sepsis patients in the UK.

William Alazawi, Reader in Hepatology, Queen Mary University of London

  • Predicting and preventing postoperative Sepsis – the goal is to prevent Sepsis and make major surgery safer for patients.


Dr Sarah Stock, MRC Centre for Reproductive Health, University of Edinburgh

  • Establishing a sample bank for evaluation of a rapid, multiple pathogen test for diagnosis of maternal sepsis.

Dr Tamas Szakmany, Consultant in Intensive Care and Anaesthesia, Aneurin Bevan University Health Board, Royal Gwent Hospital

  • Defining Sepsis on the Wards (DESEPTiW).

Dr Sadia Shakoor, Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Aga Khan University, Pakistan

  • S.pyogenes  emm typing from cases of Postpartum Sepsis: analysis of cases from Pakistan and comparison with emm types in young infant sepsis.

Dr Malcolm Sim, Consultant Anaethesia and Intensive Care Medicine, Queen Elizabeth University Hospital, Glasgow

  • To look back at how accurately sepsis patients were diagnosed and using their findings to help educate hospital staff about the new International Consensus Criteria


Dr Carrie Anne Duckworth, Tenure Track Research Fellow, Liverpool University

  • Targeting intestinal epithelial cell shedding using nuclear factor kappa B (NF-kB) inhibitors to ameliorate Sepsis.

Miss Meghan Bateson, Lecturer, University of the West of Scotland

  • A measure for Sepsis Outcome in Scotland (SOS)


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