Research Management Group (RMG)

Distinguished Achievement Awards and Other Prizes
and Honorary Societies

This webpage contains highlights of distinguished achievement awards and honorary societies. Please note that deadlines and criteria are subject to change.

Institutional representatives: not applicable because these are distinguished achievement awards and not sponsored projects. Nominations can be submitted directly to each program.


Chronological List of Prizes

Nominations accepted on a rolling basis

The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research-Alpha-Synuclein Imaging Prize



AAMC Associaton of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Awards more


January:

The Clinical Research Forum-Clinical Research Achievement Awards
Columbia University: The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for Biology or Biochemistry
Ross Heart Hospital-OSU: Schottenstein Cardiovascular Sciences Prize
National Multiple Sclerosis Society Baranicik Prize for Innovation in MS Research
Welch Award in Chemistry

February:
University of Michigan Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science (TBA)
International Society for Eye Research (ISER) Prizes
Lupus Research Alliance-Lupus Insight Prize
Lasker Foundation Lasker Awards
The Royal Dublin Society RDS Irish Times Boyle Medal for Scientific Excellence (Irish born)
The David E. Rumelhart Prize Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation (human cognition)


March:
Anita B.Org Technical Leadership Abie Award
Princess of Asturias Foundation-Princess of Asturias Awards
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc-Dreyfus Prize in Chemical Sciences
American Philosophical Society: Judson Daland Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Investigation
Mc Gill University: Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases
Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research
Balzan Prizes
The Keio Medical Science Prize
The Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease
World of Children Awards


April:
National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Prizes
AACR Outstanding Investigator Award, funded by Susan G. Komen
NSF National Medal of Science Award
Brandeis University International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize
National Medal of Technology and Innovation
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: The International Prize for Biology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Paul Marks Prize in Cancer Research
The Franklin Institute-Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science

The Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics and New Horizons Prize in Physics
The Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences
The Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics and the New Horizons in Mathematics Prize




May:
RELX Group Environmental Challenge
University of Pittsburgh Thomas E. Starlz Prize in Surgery and Immunology
Robarts Research Institute: J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine
National Academy of Medicine Gustav O. Lienhard Award
National Academy of Medicine Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation Outstanding Achievement  Awards

The Vilcek Foundation The Vileck Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science
The New York Stem Cell Foundation Robertson Stem Cell Prize




June:
Society for Neuroscence Research (various prizes)
Eppendorf and Science Prize for Neurobiology
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases-The Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases-The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Award
BBVA Foundation, in collaboration with the Spanish Council for Scientific Research Frontiers of Knowledge Award


July:

Technology Academy Finland Millennium Technology Award
The Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics (2017 topic: Mesoscopic physics of cellular phenomena)
The Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in the Physical Sciences (2017 TBA)


August:
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Team Science Award and other AACR awards
The Harrington Discovery Institute and the American Society for Clinical Innovation--Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine
Wolf Prize in Agriculture, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medicine and Physics



September:
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) various awards
USC/John and Alice Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (not accepting nominations in 2017; next cycle will be in 2018)
Tang Prizes (various topics) **REVISED procedure**
Limited prize- The Ho-Am Foundation 2015 Ho-Am Prize (Internal deadline Sept. TBA)
National Board of Medical Examiners John P. Hubbard Award
Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences
Lemelson-MIT Student Prizes


October:
LUI Che Woo Prize (limited-internal deadline: Oct. 17)
March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology
National Science Board Public Service Award and Vannevar Bush Award
Gairdner Foundation International Award
The Gairdner Foundation Canada Gairdner Global Health Award
Unniversity of Pittsburgh Dickson Prize in Medicine
NSF Allen T. Waterman Award
American Academy of Neurology Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick's, Alzheimer's and Related Diseases
American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) (various awards)
BIALFoundation-BIAL Award
Indiana University School of Medicine Steven C. Beering Award (by invitation)
Warren Alpert Foundation/Harvard Medical School--Warren Alpert Foundation Prize


November:
Lemelson-MIT Prize
Baylor University/The Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching
The Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Physical Sciences (alternates between Chemistry and Physics)
Dan David Foundation and Tel Aviv University: Dan David Prizes-Past, Present and Future (topics vary)
The Shaw Prize (invitation sent to nominators)
LUI Che Woo Prize (limited to one candidate for each prize)




December:
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letter: $1M The Kavli Prizes (Astrophysics, Neuroscience, Nanoscience) 
Gruber Foundation: The Cosmology Prize, Genetics Prize, The Neuroscience Prize

McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT: Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience
Lighthouse Guild: Bressler and Pisart Vision Awards

The New York Academy of Medicine Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize
World Cultural Council: Albert Einstein World of Science Award




Alphabetical list of Distinguished Awards

 

AAMC

AAMC webpage >>

The Dean's office will facilitate the internal nomination process for these AAMC Awards:

AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships
Limited- a medical school may only nominate ONE student per year for this award.
Deadline: April

AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship
Limited- a medical school may only nominate ONE current faculty member for this award.
Deadline: April

AAMC Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards
Limited- a medical school may only nominate ONE current faculty member for this award.
Deadline: April

AAMC Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award
Limited- a medical school may only nominate ONE current faculty physician member for this award.
Deadline: April


Unlimited #s of nominations permitted for these AAMC awards:
 

AAMC Award for Distinguished Research in Biomedical Sciences
Amount of the prize: $5,000
The ward honors outstanding biomedical research (clinical or laboratory research) related to health and disease that has contributed to the substance of medicine.
Deadline: Jan.

AAMC David E. Rogers Award
Amount of the prize: $10,000
This award recognizes a medical school faculty member who has made major contributions to improving the health and health care of the American people.
Deadline: Jan.

AAMC Herbert W. Nickens Award
Amount of the prize: $10,000
The award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and health care equity in the United States.
Deadline: April


 

Anita B.Org
Abi Awards:
Technical Leadership Abie Award
The Technical Leadership Abie Award is our most prestigious award and celebrates a woman who led or developed a product, process, or innovation that made a notable impact on business or society. Eligible nominees must work on projects that require deep technical knowledge and must demonstrate a commitment to increasing the representation of women in technology.
Amount of award: $20,000
Deadline: March
https://anitab.org/awards-grants/abie-awards/

 



Albany Medical Center

The Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research
This prize is awarded to a physician, scientist or group, whose work has led to significant advances in health care and scientific research with demonstrated translational benefits for improved patient care. Its purpose is to encourage and recognize extraordinary and sustained contributions to improving health care and promoting innovative biomedical research.
Amount of award:  $500,000
Deadline: March
http://www.amc.edu/Academic/AlbanyPrize/

 

 


American Academy of Neurology
Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick's, Alzheimer's, and Related Diseases

This award recognizes major contributions to the understanding of the causes, prevention, treatment, and cure for Pick's, Alzheimer's, and related diseases. Must be in one of the following biological disciplines: neurology, neuropathology, biochemistry, molecular biology, molecular genetics, chemistry, pharmacology, immunology, physiology or cell biology.
Amount of award: $100,000
Deadline:   Oct.
http://tools.aan.com/science/awards/?fuseaction=home.info&id=13

 


American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

There are various AACR awards (not grants) and deadlines: Overview >>

American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
Outstanding Investigator in Breast Cancer Research (funded by the Susan G. Komen Foundation)

This prize recognizes an investigator of no more than 50 years of age whose novel and significant work has had or may have far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of breast cancer.
Amount of award: $10,000
Deadline: April

American Association of Cancer Research (AACR)
Team Science Award

The AACR Team Science Award will recognize an outstanding interdisciplinary research team for its innovative and meritorious science that has advanced or likely will advance our fundamental knowledge of cancer or a team that has applied existing knowledge to advance the detection, diagnosis, prevention or treatment of cancer.
Amount of award: $50,000
Deadline: August



American Philosophical Society
Judson Daland Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Investigation
This prize ecognizes outstanding achievement in patient-oriented research.
Nominees must have done their work in an institution in the United States. Nominees need not, however, be citizens of the United States. Nominees should be no more than 15 years beyond receipt of the M.D.
Amount of award: $50,000.
Deadline: March
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Balzan International Prizes
International Balzan Prize Foundation (Spain)

In 2001, the Articles of the Balzan Foundation made a stipulation that prizewinners must destine half of the prize to finance research projects that are preferably carried out by young scholars or scientists.
Topics vary each year.
2018 topics:
Social Anthropology
Global History
Fluid Dynamics
Chemical Ecology
Amount of award: 1 million Swiss francs= US
Deadline:  March
(Note: the university receives an invitation and nomination instructions)
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Baylor University
The Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching

The recipient will teach in residence at Baylor University for one semester during the 2015 fall or 2016 spring semester, (travel expenses and furnished apartment provided).This award program is designed to honor great teachers, to stimulate discussion in the academy about the value of teaching, and to encourage departments and institutions to value their own great teachers.
Amount of Award: $250,000 and $25,000 to their home department
Deadline:  Nov.
http://www.baylor.edu/cherry_awards/

 



BBVA Foundation, in collaboration with the Spanish Council for Scientific Research

Frontiers of Knowledge
The disciplines and domains of the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards are:
Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics)
Biology and Biomedicine
Information and Communication Technologies
Ecology and Conservation Biology
Climate Change
Economics, Finance and Management
Humanities and Social Sciences
Music and Opera
The Climate Change award recognizes both research endeavors in confronting this challenge and impactful actions informed by the best science. In Humanities and Social Sciences, the award will alternate annually between these two disciplinary domains, with this eleventh edition dedicated to the Humanities. Finally, the Music and Opera category encompasses composition, instrumental and vocal performance, musical and stage direction, and video art creation associated with musical or operatic works.
An institution may nominate an unlimited number of candidates, but no candidate may be nominated for more than one award category. Self-nominations are not allowed.
Amount of award: 400,000 Euros
Deadline: June
http://www.fbbva.es/TLFU/tlfu/ing/microsites/premios/fronteras/presentacion/index.jsp





BIAL Foundation
BIAL Award

The BIAL Award has been rewarding relevant health professionals from different countries, fostering the basic and the clinical research in the area of health. Taking place every two years it is one of the most prestigious awards of scientific research in the area of health in Europe.
The BIAL Award establishes two prizes written specifically for this purpose: the “BIAL Merit Award in Medical Sciences”- designed to distinguish an intellectual written work, on any freely chosen medical topic, of high quality and scientific relevance; and the “BIAL Award in Clinical Medicine”- designed to distinguish an intellectual written work, on any freely chosen medical topic, of high quality and relevance, on clinical practice.
Cash value of the awards:
BIAL Merit Award for Medical Sciences - EUR 200,000
BIAL Award for Clinical Medicine- EUR 100,000
Distinctions (up to a maximum of four) - EUR 10,000/each
Deadline: Oct.
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Brain and Behavior Research Foundation

The Lieber Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Schizophrenia Research
$50K prize for an outstanding scientist carrying out research pertaining to the causes, pathophysiology, treatment or prevention of Schizophrenia
Goldman-Rakic Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Cognitive Neuroscience
$40K prize for an outstanding achievement in neurobiology research at the cellular, physiological and behavioral levels that leads to a better understanding of cognitive neuroscience or psychiatric disease.
Colvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders
$50K prize for or an outstanding scientist carrying out work on the causes, pathophysiology, treatment or prevention of bipolar disorder
Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research
$50K prize for an outstanding scientist carrying out research pertaining to the causes, pathophysiology, treatment or prevention of severe child mental illness.
Deadline: May
http://bbrfoundation.org/outstanding-achievement-prizes

 


Brandeis University
International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life

Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize
Amount of award: $25,000
To recognize outstanding and lasting scholarly contributions to racial, ethnic, and/or religious relations anywhere in the world.
Deadline:   April
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The Breakthrough Prize Foundation

The Breakthrough Prizes were founded by Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Jack Ma and Cathy Zhang, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, and Yuri and Julia Milner. Selection Committees composed of previous Breakthrough Prize laureates choose the winners.
While self-nominations are prohibited, anyone may make a nomination for another person.

Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics
Amount of the prize: Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics: $3 Million (1 to be awarded)
This prize will recognize an individual(s) who have made profound contributions to human knowledge. It is open to all physicists – theoretical, mathematical and experimental – working on the deepest mysteries of the Universe. The prize can be shared among any number of scientists.
New Horizons in Physics Prize
Amount of the prize: $100,000 (up to 3 to be awarded)
For junior researchers
Deadline: April via their online portal webpage
Foundation-overview: https://breakthroughprize.org/
Fundamental Physics announcement overview: https://breakthroughprize.org/Prize/1
Fundamental Physics Rules: https://breakthroughprize.org/Rules/1
Fundamental Physics breakthrough prize, new horizon, special prize laureates: https://breakthroughprize.org/Laureates/1

The Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences
Amount of the prizes: $3 million each  (up to 4 to be awarded)
These prizes a re awarded to individuals who have made transformative advances in understanding living systems and extending human life. One of the awards will specifically recognize advances in Parkinson's Disease or other neurological disorders.
Deadline: April via their online portal webpage
Foundation-overview/introduction: https://breakthroughprize.org/
Life Sciences Announcement overview: https://breakthroughprize.org/Prize/2
Life Sciences rules: https://breakthroughprize.org/Rules/2
Life Sciences Breakthrough Prize Laureates*: https://breakthroughprize.org/Laureates/2
(Includes Stanford recipients: Dr. Roeland Nusse in 2017; Karl Deisseroth in 2016)

 

Breakthrough Prizes in Mathematics
Amount of the prize: $3M (1 to be awarded)
This prize will be awarded to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the field of mathematics.
New Horizons in Mathematics Prize
Amount of the prizes:   $100,000 (up to 3 awards to be made)
This prize will be presented to early career mathematicians who have already produced import work in their fields.
Deadline: April via their online portal webpage >>
Foundation: https://breakthroughprize.org/
Mathematics Announcement overview: https://breakthroughprize.org/Prize/3
Mathematics rules: https://breakthroughprize.org/Rules/3
Mathematics breakthrough prize and new horizon laureates: https://breakthroughprize.org/Laureates/3


 



The Clinical Research Forum
Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards
The Herbet Pardes Clinical Research Excellence Award
cash prize of $7,500. This is awarded to the study that best shows a high degree of innovation and creativity, advances science, and has an impact upon human disease.
The Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award, cash prize of $5,000.
Two additional studies that show creativity, innovation or a novel approach that demonstrates an immediate impact on the health and well-being of patients will be awarded.
The Clinical Research Forum conducts a national competition to determine ten outstanding Clinical Research Accomplishments in the United States annually. These major research advances represent a portion of the annual return on the nation’s investment in the health and future welfare of its citizens.This national competition seeks to identify major advances resulting from the nation’s investment in research to benefit the health and welfare of its citizens. We invite you to nominate outstanding research projects that represent innovation, creativity and scientific advancement; contribute to the understanding of human disease and/or human physiology; and/or demonstrate impact on the prevention, diagnosis and/or treatment or increased understanding of the disease state.
Deadline: January
URL to be updated more >>

 

 

Columbia University
The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for Biology or Biochemistry
 
The Award honors a scientific investigator, or group of investigators, whose contributions to knowledge in either of biology or biochemistry are deemed worthy of special recognition.
Amount of award: Honorarium and citation.
Deadline: January
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Dan David Prizes-Past, Present and Future
(topics vary)
D
an David Foundation and Tel Aviv University
$1M prize (each area). 10% of the laureate's proceeds are donated to postgraduate students in their prospective fields.
The individual or institution being nominated has made and continues to make a unique, profound contribution to humanity, on a global scale, in one of the selected fields for the year in which the nomination is being made.
2018 selected fields:
The Past: History of Science
The Present: Bioethics
The Future-Precision medicine

Deadline: Nov.

Introduction website
http://www.dandavidprize.org/about/about-the-prize
Nomination guidelines
http://www.dandavidprize.org/prize-nominations

 


David E. Rumelhart Prize
David E. Rumelhart Prize is awarded annually to an individual or collaborative team making a significant contemporary contribution to the theoretical foundations of human cognition. Contributions may be formal in nature: mathematical modeling of human cognitive processes, formal analysis of language and other products of human cognitive activity, and computational analyses of human cognition using symbolic or non-symbolic frameworks all fall within the scope of the award.
Amount of award: $100,000
Deadline: Feb.
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Dreyfus Prize in Chemical Sciences
The Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc.

The prize is awarded to an individual in a selected area of chemistry to recognize exceptional and original research that has advanced the field in a major way. The prize is open to international nominations of individuals. There is no restriction on the number of nominees from a given institution, nor is institutional approval required.
Present Dreyfus Foundation Directors, Advisors, consultants, previous Dreyfus Prize winners, and Nobel Laureates are not eligible.
Topic 2018: Theoretical and Computational Chemistry
Amount of the award: $250,000
Deadline: March
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Eppendorf and Science
Prize for Neurobiology

The international Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology is awarded annually to one young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted by him/her during the past three years.
The Prize is intended to encourage and support the work of promising young neurobiologists who are not older than 35 years.
Amount of award: $25,000
Deadline: June
Guidelines

 

 

 


The Franklin Institute
Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science
Theme: varies each year. Nominations should clearly indicate the scientific impact—innovative, technical, and/or conceptual—and, when applicable, the societal impact of the nominee’s work.
2018: Green and sustainable chemistry
Nominations are encouraged in, but not limited to, the following subtopics:
New chemical processes with reduced hazardous byproducts
Applications of supercritical fluids in chemical processes as environmentally benign solvents for chemical reactions, extractions, and chemical analyses
Utilization of ionic liquids as environmentally friendly alternatives to volatile and flammable solvents in chemical processes
Use of catalysts that make chemical processes more selective, less energy intensive, or more economical in their use of feedstock
Nominations should clearly indicate the scientific impact—innovative, technical, and/or conceptual—and, when applicable, the societal impact of the nominee’s work.
Award amount: $250,000
Deadlines:
Notice of intent to nominate (required) deadline:   April
Complete nomination: May
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Gairdner Foundation
International Prizes

Amount of each award: $100,000 (CDN)
Deadline: Oct.
http://gairdner.org/awards/about-the-awards/

The Canada Gairdner International Award
The award recognizes outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine with the goal of contributing through research to increased understanding of human biology and disease. No citizenship restriction.

The Canada Gairdner Global Health Award
Award to an individual who has made major scientific advances in any one the four areas of basic science, clinical science, or population or environmental health that have or have the potential to make a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world. No citizenship restriction.

The Canada Gairdner Wightman Award
This award recognizes exceptional leadership in Canadian Medicine (see the guidelines for additional details).

 

 

Gruber Foundation

The Genetics Prize
A $500,000 cash prize is awarded for fundamental insights in the field of genetics. These may include original discoveries in genomic organization, function, regulation, variation, and transmission.
Nominations may be submitted by individuals, organizations, and institutions that are active in or have an appreciation for contemporary genetic research or problems.
Deadline: Dec.
http://gruber.yale.edu/genetics-prize-nomination-criteria



The Neuroscience Prize

A $500,000 cash prize is awarded to a leading scientist, or group of scientists, for distinguished work in the field of the brain, nervous system and the spinal cord.
Nominations for the Neuroscience Prize are invited annually and may be submitted by individuals, organizations, and institutions that are active in or have an appreciation for contemporary neuroscience research and study.
Deadline: Dec.
http://gruber.yale.edu/neuroscience-prize-nomination-criteria



The Cosmology Prize

A $500,000 prize is awarded to individuals whose achievements have produced fundamental, advances in our understanding of the structure and evolution of the universe.
Nominations for the Cosmology Prize are invited annually from the fields of astronomy, cosmology, mathematics, and the philosophy of science. Individuals, organizations, and institutions that are active in or have an appreciation for contemporary cosmological research and study may submit nominations.
Deadline: Dec.
http://gruber.yale.edu/cosmology-prize-nomination-criteria

 

 

 

The Harrington Discovery Institute and the American Society for Clinical Innovation
Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine

This prize, presented by the American Society of Clinical Investigation and the Harrington Discovery Institute, is for physician-scientists who have moved science forward with achievements for innovation, creativity, and potential for clinical application.No age or citizenship requirement. Nominees need not be an ASCI member. No age or citizenship requirement. Self nominations are not permitted.
Amount of award: $20,000
Deadline:  August
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The Ho-Am Foundation
Ho-Am Prize

KRW 300 million (approx. $275K)
Limited: only one nomination for each category (science, engineering, medicine, the arts, community service) is permitted from Stanford, therefore, a university-wide internal selection process is required.**
The Prize in each category consists of a certificate, a gold medal (187.5g) and KRW 300 mil. Korean (approximately $275,000 USD). In principle, prizes are awarded to one individual. However, more than two people may share the same prize if their accomplishments are deemed to be equal in merit.
Eligibility: - Koreans and ethnic Koreans (except in Community Service in which foreigners who contribute to the welfare of ethnic Koreans at home and abroad may be nominated)
- Accomplishments and accumulated expertise which have contributed to society in their respective fields,
and accumulated expertise that has been highly evaluated socially
- Distinguished contributions to the nation and humanity through clearly creative mentality and spirit of service

 


Indiana University School of Medicine
Steven C. Beering Award honors an internationally recognized individual for outstanding contributions to the advancement of biomedical or clinical science.
Amount of award: $25,000
Deadline: Oct.*
* by letter of invitation to Dr. Minor
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International Cosmos Prize (Japan)
The prize will be awarded for research work that has achieved excellence and is recognized as contributing to a significant understanding of the relationships among living organisms, the interdependence of life and the global environment, and the common nature integrating these inter-relationships. It should be characterized by a global perspective which tries to illuminate the relationships between diverse phenomena, in keeping with the concepts and principle of "The Harmonious Coexistence of Nature and Mankind."
Amount of award: 40 million yen
Deadline:   May
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International Society for Eye Research (ISER)
Four ISER prizes:
Endre A. Balazs Prize (experimental eye research)
Ernst H. Bárány Prize (ocular pharmacology)
The Ludwig von Sallmann Prize (significant contribution to vision research and ophthalmology
The Retina Research Foundation's Paul Kayser International Award in Retina Research ($50K)
Deadline for each prize: Feb. (in even years)
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Japan Society for Promotion of Science (JSPS)
International Prize for Biology

This prize is award to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of research in fundamental biology. The speciality within the field of biology chosen each year.
2017 topic: Marine Biology
Amount of award: 10 Million Yen
Deadline: April
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The Keio University Medical Science Fund
Keio Medical Science Prize
The Keiio Medical Science Prize gives recognition to the outstanding and creative achievements of researchers in the field of medical and life sciences, in particular those contributing to scientific developments in medicine. It aims to promote worldwide advances in life sciences and medicine, to encourage the expansion of researcher networks throughout the world, and to contribute to the well-being of humankind.
Field: basic medicine, clinical medicine, or life sciences closely related to medicine
Eligibility: each nominee must be currently active in their field of research and be expected to make future contributions to the field. This prize is an international award.
Amount of award:  the prize will be awarded to two laureates. Each laureate will receive a monetary award of 10 million yen 
Deadline:  March
http://www.ms-fund.keio.ac.jp/prize/
Online nomination form:
http://www.ms-fund.keio.ac.jp/entry-e.html

 




Lasker Foundation
The Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award honors scientists whose fundamental investigations have provided techniques, information, or concepts contributing to the elimination of major causes of disability and death.
The Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award honors investigators whose contributions have improved the clinical treatment of patients.
The Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science honors scientists whose contributions to research are of unique magnitude and have immeasurable influence on the course of science, health, or medicine, and whose professional careers have engendered within the biomedical community the deepest feelings of awe and respect.
Deadline:  Feb.
http://www.laskerfoundation.org/



 

Lemelson-MIT Program

Lemelson-MIT Prize
This prize is awarded to outstanding mid-career inventors, who have developed a patented product or process of significant value to society, which has been adopted for practical use, or has a high probability of being adaptedand who has been an inspiration to young people, through their creativity, outreach or mentoring. See the guidelines for eligibility.
Eligibility: Must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents; be mid-career, which is defined as having received their bachelor’s degree in 1992 or later; be the primary inventor of two or more granted U.S. patents, one of which is a product or process that has been commercialized or has potential or realized adoption, and who serve as in inspiration to young people, through their creativity, outreach or mentoring activities.
Candidates may be individuals are two collaborating inventors.
Timeline (3 stages):
Initial Nomination Deadline: Nov.
First Submission (by invitation only) Deadline: Jan.
Deadline for First submission nominators who receive approval for the final nomination): April
Amount of award: $500,000
Deadline: Nov.
http://lemelson.mit.edu/prize

 

Lemelson-MIT Student Prizes
The Lemelson-MIT Student Prize honors promising collegiate inventors around the country.
The student prize is open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students who have inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy.
The “Cure It” Prize
“Cure it!” rewards students working on technology-based inventions that can improve healthcare.
The "Drive It" Prize
"Drive it!" rewards students working on technology-based inventions that can improve transportation.
The "Eat It" Prize
"Eat it!" rewards students working on technology-based inventions that can improve food and agriculture.
The “Use it” Prize

“Use it!”rewards students working on technology-based inventions that can improve consumer devices.
Eligibility: Be a full-time, matriculated, degree-seeking student in the Spring semester of 2018 at a U.S. college or university.
Postdocs, audit students, and alumni are not eligible.
Undergraduate Team Prize: Be an undergraduate student-founded and led team of 2-5 students with the majority of team members being undergraduate students. Individual undergraduate students cannot apply without a team. The student completing the application should be one of the undergraduate co-founders/leaders. Undergraduate teams apply to one prize category with a tested prototype of their single invention.
Individual Graduate Prize: Individual graduate students must have tested prototypes of at least two inventions to be eligible for the competition. Graduate students choose a primary invention from their portfolio and apply to the prize category that best matches the field/industry of their primary invention. Their second and additional (more than two, if applicable) inventions do not need to be in the same field as the primary invention. There is no Graduate Team prize.
Amount of award:
$10,000 winning undergraduate team in each of the prize categories
$15,000 to the winning graduate student in each of the prize categories
Timeline:
Initial application deadline (required): Sept.
Category application (by invitation only) deadline: Oct
http://lemelson.mit.edu/studentprize






Lighthouse Guild


The Bressler Prize in Vision Science

Open to established mid-career vision clinicians or scientists whose leadership, research and service have led to important advancements in the understanding of vision loss, treatment of eye disease or the rehabilitation of people with vision loss. Nominees should be clinically and/or scientifically accomplished, yet under recognized in his/her respective fields.
Open to candidates from the United States and all countries.
Amount of award: $50,000
Deadline: Dec.
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Pisart Award in Vision Science

Open to early-career vision clinicians or scientists, generally fewer than ten years following completion of last degree or training, whose noteworthy, innovative and scholarly contributions have the potential for substantial influence in the understanding of vision loss, treatment of eye disease or the rehabilitation of people with vision loss.
Open to candidates from the United States and all countries.
Amount of award: $30,000
Deadline: Dec.
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LUI Che Woo Prize
# of Stanford nominations permitted: 1 in each category so a university-wide internal nomination process is required.
Each award will receive HK$20 million (~US$2.56 million)
The Sustainability Prize
2018 specific area of focus: Development of Renewable Energy
The Welfare Betterment Prize
2018 specific area of focus: Reduction of the impacts of natural disasters
The Positive Energy Prize
2018 Specific area of focus: Elimination of illiteracy
Eligibility: Each Prize is awarded to a single recipient (i.e. no sharing of a Prize) who can be an individual or an organization.
Self nominations are not permitted.
Dean of Research Office internal nomination deadline: Tuesday, Oct. 17, 2017, 5 p.m.
Internal nomination guidelines
http://med.stanford.edu/rmg/funding/LUI_Che_Woo_prize.html

 

 

Lupus Research Alliance
Lupus Insight Prize

For an outstanding investigator with a documented record of creativity, innovation, and productivity and who has made a novel insight and/or discovery in an area of research that is applicable to the pathogenesis or treatment of lupus and who is judged to have a high likelihood of generating further significant advances by applying the insight to lupus. It is important to emphasize that the insight need not have been made specifically about lupus, but the insight should be applicable and applied, using the Prize funds, to understanding lupus pathogenesis or treatment.
Amount of award: $100,000
Nomination deadline: Feb.
http://www.lupusinsightprize.org/

 

 

 


March of Dimes
Prize in Developmental Biology
Amount of award:  $250,000
Awarded to investigators whose research has profoundly advanced the science that underlies our understanding of birth defects
Deadline: Oct.
Prize webpage >>

 

 

McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT
Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

Amount of award: $150,000
Candidates for the award must be nominated by individuals affiliated with universities, hospitals, medical schools, research institutes. The nomination must include a summary and analysis of the major contributions of the nominee to the field of neuroscience.
Deadline: Dec.
http://mcgovern.mit.edu/events/scolnick-prize/call-for-nominations

 



McGill University (Montreal)

Louis and Artur Lucian Award
The Award is designed to honour outstanding research in the field of circulatory diseases by a scientific investigator or group of investigators whose contribution to knowledge in this field is deemed worthy of special recognition. It is hoped that through this Award, collaborative research in the field of circulatory diseases can be established between McGill and research centres elsewhere in Canada, the United States and other countries of the world.
Amount of award:  $60,000 (Canadian)
Deadline: March
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Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research 
This prize recognizes a new generation of leaders in cancer research, who are making significant contributions to the understanding of cancer or are improving the treatment of the disease through basic or clinical research. The prize is intended to encourage young investigators who have a unique opportunity to help shape the future of cancer research.
Nominees are required to be age 45 or younger on the date of the submission deadline.
Amount of award:   up to 3 investigators will share a cash award of $150,000.
Deadline:  April
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The Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson's Research
Alpha-Synuclein Imaging Prize

$2 million prize
To be awarded to the first team to develop a viable selective alpha-synuclein PET trace and agree to make that tracer available broadly.
Contestants must apply for the prize with pre-clinical and clinical data supporting the broad use of their alpha-synuclein radiotracer. Judges may ask for additional data, including but not limited to raw imaging data.
Sally O’Neil, in our Office of Technology and Licensing,has asked that I be sure to include this comment from the guidelines: "NOTE: All contestants must agree to make the winning radiotracer available for use by The Michael J. Fox Foundation and MJFF awardees through a nonexclusive license or other MJFF-approved mechanism”
Proposals are accepted on an ongoing basis.
https://www.michaeljfox.org/research/imaging-prize.html

 

 

National Academy of Engineering (NAE)

Download the 2018-2019 NAEA wards guide

Charles Stark Draper Prize
Recognized as one of the world’s preeminent awards for engineering achievement, this prize honors an engineer whose accomplishment has significantly impacted society by improving the quality of life, providing the ability to live freely and comfortably, and/or permitting the access to information. The Draper Prize is offered biennually and recognizes achievements in all engineering disciplines.
Amount of award: $500,000
Deadline:  April




Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize
Awarded biennially, the Russ Prize recognizes a bioengineering achievement in widespread use that improves the human condition. This achievement should help the public better understand and appreciate the contributions of engineers to our health, well-being and quality of life. An auxiliary purpose of the Russ Prize is to encourage collaboration between the engineering and medical/biological disciplines and professions.
Amount of award: $500,000
Deadline: April

Bernard M. Gordon Prize for Innovation in Engineering and Technology Education
The intent of the Gordon Prize, which is awarded annually, is to recognize new modalities and experiments in education that develop effective engineering leaders. The focus is on innovations such as curricular design, teaching methods, and technology-enabled learning that strengthen students’ capabilities and desire to grow into leadership roles.
Amount of award: $500,000 (half granted to recipient and the other half to the institution)
Deadline: April

 



National Academy of Medicine

The following prizes, previously offered by the Institute of Medicine, are now being administered by the National Academy of Medicine.

Gustav O. Lienhard Award

For outstanding achievement in improving health care services in the United States.
Amount of award:   $40,000
Deadline:  May
http://nam.edu/about-the-nam/gustav-o-lienhard-award/


The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Award in Mental Health 
This prize recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations for outstanding achievement in improving mental health
Amount of award: $20,000
Deadline:  May
http://nam.edu/about-the-nam/the-rhoda-and-bernard-sarnat-international-prize-in-mental-health/

 


National Board of Medical Examiners
John P. Hubbard Award

This award recognizews individuals who have made a significant and sustained contribution to the assessment of professional and competency and educational program development of any level along the continuum of medical education and delivery of healthcare.
Deadline: Sept.
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National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
The Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement
To honor scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of infectious diseases and public health.
Deadline:  June
http://www.nfid.org/awards

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Award
To honor individuals whose outstanding humanitarian efforts and achievements have contributed significantly to improving global public health through domestic and/or international activities.
Deadline: June
http://www.nfid.org/awards

 

 



National Medal of Technology and Innovation

The medal is awarded annually to individuals, teams (up to four individuals), companies or divisions of companies for their outstanding contributions to America’s economic, environmental and social well-being. The purpose of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation is to recognize those who have made lasting contributions to America's competitiveness, standard of living, and quality of life through technological innovation, and to recognize those who have made substantial contributions to strengthening the nation's technological workforce.
Deadline: April
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National Multiple Sclerosis Society
Baranicik Prize for Innovation in MS Research

$100,000
This prize recognizes an exceptional scientist or a team of scientists whose work in MS research has demonstrated outstanding innovation and originality. The award is intended for early to mid-career MS researchers. Nominees should have no more than 20 years of experience as an independent investigator or team leader to be eligible.
Nomination deadline: Jan.
Guidelines


National Science Board (NSB)

Public Service Award
The National Science Board Public Service Award honors individuals who and groups that have made substantial contributions to increasing public understanding of science and engineering in the United States. These contributions may be in a wide variety of areas that have the potential of contributing to public understanding of and appreciation for science and engineering – including mass media, education and/or training programs, entertainment, etc.
Deadline: Oct.
http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/awards/public.jsp

Vannevar Bush Award
The Vannevar Bush Award honors truly exceptional lifelong leaders in science and technology who have made substantial contributions to the welfare of the Nation through public service activities in science, technology, and public policy.
Deadline: Oct.
http://www.nsf.gov/nsb/awards/bush.jsp

 

 

 

National Science Foundation


The National Medal of Science Award

The National Medal of Science was established by the 86th Congress in 1959 as a Presidential Award to be given to individuals "deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, or engineering sciences." In 1980 Congress expanded this recognition to include the social and behavioral sciences.
Deadline: April
http://www.nsf.gov/od/nms/medal.jsp


Alan T. Waterman Award

The candidate must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
He or she must be 40 years of age or younger, OR not more than 10 years beyond the receipt of the Ph.D. degree by Dec. 31st of the year in which they are nominated.
A  candidate should have demonstrated exceptional individual achievement in scientific or engineering research of sufficient quality, originality, innovation, and significant impact on the field as to situate him other as a leader among peers.
In addition to a medal the awardee will receive a grant of $1 million over a 5 year period for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, social or other sciences at the institution of the recipients choice.
Deadline:  Oct.
http://www.nsf.gov/od/waterman/waterman.jsp

 

 

The New York Academy of Medicine
The Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize of The New York Academy of Medicine was established in 1995 and is funded by the May and Samuel Rudin Family Foundation. The prize is awarded by the Academy for the most outstanding glaucoma work published during the previous year.
Amount of award: $50,000
Deadline:  Dec.
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The New York Stem Cell Foundation
Robertson Stem Cell Prize

For extraordinary achievement in stem cell research. The awardee must have been forty years of age or less when the research begin.
Nominees must be independent investigators conducting original and translational research that has, or will have the potential to significantly advance the field of stem cell research
Amount of award: $200,000
Deadline: May (last recipient - 2016)
https://nyscf.org/programs/extramural-grants/robertson-stem-cell-prize/






The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters
The Kavli Prize
This prize will be awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience and neuroscience.
Amount of award: $1 million USD
Deadline: Dec.
http://www.kavliprize.org/


Ochsner Clinic Foundation
The Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease

This award is for any candidate whom you believe should be honored for his or her outstanding scientific achievements relating to the role of tobacco consumption to the pathogenesis of disease. This scientific work may be clinical, fundamental, epidemiological or prevention in scope. The prime criterion for award selection is its scientific context and impact on this major health threat.
Amount of award: $15,000 will be presented to one to three individuals annually
Nomination deadline: March 31, 2016 online
The sponsor does not have a website for this award.
Download the PDF file of the announcement  pdf file

 


Princess of Asturias Foundation
2018 Princess of Asturias Awards

Stanford receives an annual invitation to nominate individuals for this award
The Princess of Asturias Awards are to be conferred on those individuals and/or institutions that, through their work and merits in scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian fields, contribute to progress and social well-being in an extraordinary and exemplary way. The repercussions of this work should always be considered in the broadest sense; that is, its contribution to the field should be of international scope and/or be acknowledged at an international level.
Aimed at rewarding the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions, these awards are granted in eight categories: the Arts, Literature, Social Sciences, Communication and Humanities, Technical and Scientific Research, International Cooperation, Sports and Concord.
Amount of award:€50,000
Deadline:  March
http://www.fpa.es/en/princess-of-asturias-awards/regulations/
Online nomination webpage

 


RELX Environmental Challenge Prize
The RELX Group Environmental Challenge is open to individuals or organizations operating in the not-for-profit and for-profit sectors. Projects must advance sustainable access to safe water where it is presently at risk and/or access to improved sanitation and include the following criteria: Be replicable, scalable and sustainable. and set a benchmark for innovation; Have practical applicability; Address non-discrimination/equity of access; Involve and impact a range of stakeholders; Have local/community-level engagement
Applicants must be 21 or over to enter the Challenge. Applicants may participate as (i) individuals, (ii) teams of individuals, or (iii) individually or in teams on behalf of an organization, (i.e. an educational or not for profit institution or a corporation (the latter category, collectively “Organizations”) (see the guidelines for additional criteria)
Amount of award: 1st place: $50,000; 2nd place: $25,000
Application Deadline: May
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Robarts Research Institute

J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine  
The 2017 Taylor Prize will be granted to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions in the field of Discovery and Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis
Amount of award:   $25,000
Deadline:  May
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Ross Heart Hospital Accepting Nominations for Schottenstein Cardiovascular Sciences Prize
Ohio State University
$100K
This prestigious prize provides national and international recognition to a physician or biomedical scientist who has made extraordinary and sustained leadership contributions to improving healthcare; or who has successfully pursued innovative biomedical research with demonstrated translational benefits to patient care.
Deadline: Jan. TBA
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The Royal Dublin Society
RDS Irish Times Boyle Medal for Scientific Excellence (Irish born)

This will be awarded to any Irish-born scientist (regardless of the passport they currently hold), or pure mathematician, based abroad whose research has made an internationally recognized contribution to their field of study. The Medal will carry with it a cash prize of €20,000.
Deadline:   Feb.
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The David E. Rumelhart Prize
Robert J. Glushko and Pamela Samuelson Foundation
(human cognition)
The David E. Rumelhart Prize is awarded annually to an individual or collaborative team making a significant contemporary contribution to the theoretical foundations of human cognition. Contributions may be formal in nature: mathematical modeling of human cognitive processes, formal analysis of language and other products of human cognitive activity, and computational analyses of human cognition using symbolic or non-symbolic frameworks all fall within the scope of the award.
Nomination deadline: Feb.
Amount of award: $100,000
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The Sackler Prizes

The Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics
Tel Aviv University
Amount of the prize: $100,000
The prize is intended to promote originality and excellence of research in the field of Biophysics.
Topic for 2017: Mesoscopic physics of cellular phenomena
Candidates must be no more than 45 years old by January 1, 2017 (i.e., born after January 1, 1972) to be considered.
Nominators: Nominations for the Sackler Prize can be made by individuals belonging to one or more of the following categories: Members of the TAU Senate and Members of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities. Presidents, Rectors, Vice-Presidents, Provosts, Deans in the Natural Sciences, Medicine & Engineering. Professors of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine and Engineering in recognized institutions of higher learning and research in Israel and abroad. Sackler Prize Laureates.
Nomination deadline:
July
Guidelines:
http://english.tau.ac.il/sackler_prize_in_biophysics

 

The Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in the Physical Sciences
Tel Aviv University
Amount of the prize: $100,000
The prize is awarded alternatively in the fields of Chemistry and Physics, and is intended to encourage dedication to science, originality and excellence by rewarding outstanding young scientists.   
This prize is intended to encourage dedication to science, originality and excellence by rewarding outstanding young scientists. The age limit has been set at 40 years at the deadline for submission of recommendations.
In 2018 the field is Physics- topic area : "Quantum Field Theory – Novel Developments"
Nominators: 1. Presidents, Rectors, Vice-Presidents, Provosts, Deans in the Natural Sciences and Professors of Physics and Mathematical Physics in recognized leading institutions of higher learning and research in Israel and abroad.; 2. Members of National Academies of Sciences; 3. Professors at Tel-Aviv University and Members of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities; 4. Sackler Prize Laureates.
Deadline: Nov.
https://english.tau.ac.il/Sackler-Prizes

 

 

 


The Shaw Prize Foundation in Hong Kong
The Shaw Prize
This prize honours individuals, regardless of race, nationality and religious belief, who have achieved significant breakthrough in academic and scientific research or application, and whose work has resulted in a positive and profound impact on mankind. 3 prizes will be offered: Astronomy, Life Science and Medicine, and Mathematical Sciences
Amount of award:  $1 million
Deadline:   Invitations are sent to nominators. Nov.
http://www.shawprize.org/en/



Society for Neuroscience Research
Website for prizes: more >>

Julius Axelrod Prize
Amount of award: $25,000
Deadline:  June
The Julius Axelrod Prize was established to honor a scientist with distinguished achievements in the broad field of neuropharmacology or a related area and exemplary efforts in mentoring young scientists.

Ralph W. Gerard Prize in Neuroscience
Amount of award: $25,000
Award presented to an outstanding scientist who has made significant contributions to neuroscience throughout his or her career.
Deadline:  June

Swartz Prize for Theoretical and Computational Neuroscience
Amount of the award: $25,000
Award presented to individuals who, over a period of time, have made significant contributions or advances in theoretical and computational neuroscience
Deadline:  June

Jacob P. Waletzky Award
Amount of the award: $25,000
The Jacob P. Waletzky Award is given to a young scientist (within 15 years of his/her Ph.D. or MD degree) whose independent research has led to significant conceptual and empirical contributions to the understanding of drug addiction. Both basic and clinical researchers are eligible for the award. Future plans to continue to make significant contributions to addiction research and treatment is one of the selection criteria.

Deadline:  June



 


Technology Academy Finland
Millennium Technology Award

Amount of the award: €1 million (= approximately $1.134 million USD)
Purpose: awarded to groundbreaking technological innovations that enhance the quality of people’s lives in a sustainable manner. The innovations have been applied in practice and are delivering extensive change now and in the future. The innovations stimulate further cutting edge research and development.
The award is designed to encourage further cutting-edge research and development and is not a lifetime achievement award.
This can be awarded to a single individual or to a team and is open to all nationalities.
Deadline: July
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The Tang Prizes

Nomination procedure- CLARIFICATION: The Tang Prizes
Because the nominations must be approved by the President of the university, we have provided the following nomination procedure.

NOMINATION INSTRUCTIONS for Departments and Schools:
By Aug. 31, 2017, departments and schools must:

Nora will arrange for President Marc Lavigne-Tessier to review and sign the respective forrms. The President's office will then return the nomination forms to Nora's attention so she can submit them to the sponsor in the international shipment envelope provided by the sponsor by the Sept. 30th deadline.

NOTE: the sponsor requests that all nominations remain highly confidential.

**Download fillable PDF files-nomination forms for each category:
Tang Prize in Sinology >> (only one nomination is permitted for Sinology)
Tang Prize for Sustainable Development >>
Tang Prize Rule of Law >>
Tang Prize in Biopharmceutical Science >>

About the prizes:
From 2014, the Tang Prize will be awarded on a biennial basis, with four cash prizes of NT$40 million (around US $1.33M) each. Should two, or up to three, candidates receive an award in the same category, the cash prize will be shared. Research projects proposed by the award winners will also receive a grant of up to NT$10million (around US $330K) to be used within five years. Prizes will go to researchers from all over the world who have made outstanding achievements in the four chosen areas.

Award categories >>

# of nominations permitted:
**Only one-nomination is permitted in this category:

Unliminted #'s of nominations are permitted:

  • The Tang Prize in Sustainable Development recognizes innovation in, and application of science and technology in fields such as engineering and construction, energy, environment and ecology, which have contributed to human society and the sustainable development of the earth.
  • The Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science will be awarded in recognition of original biomedical science and pharmaceutical research that has led to significant advances towards preventing, diagnosing and treating major human diseases and improving the human health.
  • The Tang Prize in Rule of Law For the purpose of the Tang Prize, the Rule of Law encompasses due process and substantive justice, and champions peace, human rights, and sustainable development in order to serve the common good of humankind and nature. The Tang Prize in the Rule of Law recognizes individual(s) or institution(s) who have made significant contributions to the rule of law, reflected not only in the achievement of the candidate(s) in terms of the advancement of legal theory or practice, but also in the realization of the rule of law in contemporary societies through the influences or inspiration of the work of the candidate(s).

 

 

TED Prize
We award TED Prize winners $1 million to inspire dreamers to think bigger about what's possible. The award offers support to build a project's core infrastructure quickly--so that others can add their own collaborative action. The TED Prize has helped to combat poverty, take on religious intolerance, improve global health, tackle child obesity, advance education, and inspire art around the world. TED prize nominees can be activists, scientists, artists, educators, entrepreneurs, technologists, etc. The ideal nominee is a visionary who thinks big and a strong leader with skills to make things happen. Self nominations are permitted.
Nominations are now being accepted year-round on a rolling basis.
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The Vilcek Foundation
The Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Sciences

Unlimited numbers of nominees are permitted.
The Vilcek Foundation will award three cash prizes of $50,000 each to young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science.
Eligible positions include: Assistant or Associate Professors, Research Scientist or equivalent.
Applicant must have been born outside of the United States.
Must be no more than 38 years old as of Dec. 31, 2017 (born on or after Jan. 1, 1979)
Applicant must be a naturalized citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the U.S.
or be a holder of an H1B or O-1 visa and have been living an working in the U.S. for at least 5 years
or have been granted a Deferred Action for Childhood Arrives (DACA)
earned a doctoral degree (M.D., Ph.D., or equivalent)
intend to pursue a professional career in the U.S.;
hold a full-time position in an academic institution or other organization.
The applicant must be directly responsible for the design and execution of the work submitted for consideration. Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows working under the supervision of a mentor are not eligible.
Deadline: May
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University of Michigan
Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science
This award is presented annually by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan. It is meant to recognize work in the crucial field of translational research being conducted by the clinician-scientist who has done the most to transform laboratory discoveries into clinical applications for patients suffering from disease.
Amount of award: $100,000
Deadline: Feb (2018 TBA?)
http://www.taubmaninstitute.org/




University of Pittsburgh
Thomas E. Starlz Prize in Surgery and Immunology

Honorarium of $10,000 and travel to the University of Pittsburgh
Eligibility: Outstanding national and international leaders who have made significant contributions to the fields of organ transplantation and immunology
Deadline: May
http://www.stiresearch.health.pitt.edu/node/426







University of Pittsburg
Dickson Prize in Medicine

Nominees for the Dickson Prize in Medicine should be actively engaged in innovative, paradigm-shifting biomedical research that is worthy of significant and broad attention. This is a prize for someone whose career has been building, who is at an especially productive point currently, and whose research is—or will be—so influential that it deserves major recognition now. The recipient must be a U.S. citizens.
Amount of award: $50,000
Deadline: Oct.
http://www.dicksonprize.pitt.edu/nomination/






University of Southern California
John and Alice Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement

Prizes are awarded for any one of the following: 
1) the protection, maintenance, improvement or understanding of an ecological or an environmental condition anywhere in the world;
2) the discovery, further development, improvement, or understanding of known or new sources of energy;
3) medical discoveries or achievement with such worldwide implications that they significantly benefit environmental aspects of human health.
Self nominations are not accepted.
Amount of award:   $200,000
Deadline:  they will not be accepting nominations in 2017; the next cycle will be in 2018
http://www.usc.edu/dept/LAS/tylerprize/




Warren Alpert Foundation/Harvard Medical School
Warren Alpert Foundation Prize 
 
Awarded to one or more scientists, physicians and researchers whose scientific achievements have led to the prevention, cure or treatment of human diseases or disorders, and/or whose research constitutes a seminal scientific finding that holds great promise of ultimately changing our understanding of or ability to treat disease. The prize is open to both U.S. and non-U.S. citizens.
Amount of award:  $500,000 (to be split equally if more than one awardee is selected)
Deadline: Oct.
http://www.warrenalpert.org/






The Welch Foundation
Welch Award in Chemistry
-any person can be considered for the award who has made important chemical research contributions which have a significant, positive influence on mankind. The award is intended to recognize contributions that have not previously been rewarded in a similar manner.
Amount of award:   $300,000
Deadline: last business day of January
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Wiley Foundation
Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences

The Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences is intended to recognize breakthrough research in pure or applied life science research that is distinguished by its excellence, originality, and impact on our understanding of biological systems and processes. The award may recognize a specific contribution or series of contributions that demonstrate the nominee's significant leadership in the development of research concepts or their clinical application. Particular emphasis will be placed on research which champions novel approaches and challenges accepted thinking in the biomedical sciences. The Wiley Foundation invites and encourages the nomination of exceptional scientists or research teams whose research has set the standard for excellence.
Deadline:  Sept.
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Wolf Prize
Wolf Prizes in Agriculture, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics
The following limitations are imposed by our Rules : a person cannot be nominated by himself/herself; the prize is awarded to individuals, not institutions, and it is presented to the recipient in person in Jerusalem. The nominators are therefore requested not to propose any candidate who, to the best of their knowledge, may not be able to attend the Ceremony.
Amount of award:  $100,000
Deadline:   August
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World Cultural Council
Albert Einstein World of Science Award
(offered annually)
To recognize scientists who have accomplished scientific and technological achievements which have brought progress to science and benefit to mankind. Topics to be announced in the letter to the university every year
Nomination deadline: Dec.
Overview
Nomination guidelines

 


World of Children Award
Purpose to recognize and elevate selfless individuals who make a difference in the lives of children around the world, regardless of political, religious or geographical boundaries. These courageous leaders recognize that children are the world's most important asset. The Awards honor these leaders and grant them funds to support the proven, high-impact programs they have created for children. These Awards ensure that more children's lives will be touched, improved and changed forever.
Categories:
Protection Award-Minimum Grant of $50,000 recognizes individuals making extraordinary contributions to children so that they can live free from fear, abuse, and exploitation (including but not limited to trafficking, slavery, and sexual exploitation)
Education Award-Minimum Grant of $50,000 recognizes individuals who are making extraordinary contributions to the lives of vulnerable children in their educational development and providing them the platform from which to become full productive members of society.
Health Award - Minimum Grant of $50,000. Recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to children in the fields of health, medicine, or the sciences. Health award honorees are not necessarily doctors or medical professionals; however, all have achieved and continue to achieve measurable accomplishments to improve the health of children around the world
Humanitarian Award - Minimum Grant of $50,000 recognizes an individual who has made a significant contribution to children in the areas of social services or humanitarian services. Nomee must have created, managed or otherwise supported a sustainable program which has significantly contributed to children’s opportunities to be safe, to learn and to grow.
Youth Award - Minimum Grant of $25,000 recognizes a young hero (under the age of 21) who is making extraordinary contributions to the lives of other children.
Crisis Award-recognizes individuals making extraordinary contributions to children affected by war, natural disasters, or other crises creating large cohorts of extremely vulnerable children.
Eligibility: see the guidelines for detailed criteria
Nomination deadline:   March
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Honorary Societies

ASCI-American Society of Clinical Investigation
Membership to the ASCI is by election only and is considered an extraordinary honor in academic medicine and industry. Each year, ASCI members nominate those they feel have had significant accomplishments at a relatively early age — 45 or younger — in their careers.

American Association for the Advancement of Science

IOM-Institute of Medicine    
Election to the Institute of Medicine is one of the most distinguished achievements accorded to those in fields related to medicine and health, reflecting both an honor and obligation to work on behalf of the organization, its governance, and its studies. With their election, members make a commitment to devote a significant amount of volunteer time on a broad range of activities on health policy issues.

National Academy of Science
Election to membership in the National Academy of Sciences is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a U.S. scientist or engineer. Academy membership recognizes those who have made distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Nominations can be submitted throughout the year only by NAS members.









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