Research Management Group (RMG)

Distinguished Achievement Awards
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

January:

The Clinical Research Forum-Clinical Research Achievement Awards
David E. Rumelhart Prize ( human cognition)
Columbia University: The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for Biology or Biochemistry
Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prizes: "Cure It" and "Use IT Prizes"



February:
University of Michigan Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science
Welch Award in Chemistry
International Society for Eye Research (ISER) Prizes
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:
Indiana University School of Medicine Steven C. Beering Award (by invitation)
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
Balzan Prizes
The Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research  
The Keio Medical Science Prize
The Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease
The Franklin Institute Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science (topic: photonic source technology) 
Ted Prize  



April:
Brandeis University International Center for Ethics, Justice and Public Life Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize
National Medal of Technology and Innovation
World of Children Awards: Humanitarian, Health, Youth Awards
National Academy of Engineering: the Charles Stark Draper Prize, the Fritz J. and Dolores H. Russ Prize, etc.
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Paul Marks Prize in Cancer Research  
The State of Israel: The 2014 Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation
International Cosmos Prize


May:
National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Maxwelll Finland for Scientific Achievement (April TBA) and The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Award for Humanitarian Contributions to the Health of  Human  Kind 
NSF National Medal of Science Award
University of Pittsburgh Thomas E. Starlz Prize in Surgery and Immunology
Robarts Research Institute: J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine
Associaton of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Awards -Various award mechanisms
The Institute of Medicine Gustav O. Lienhard Award and Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health (May)
Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD, the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression
Japan Society for the Promotion of Science: The International Prize for Biology (by invitation)
Lighthouse International: Pisart Vision Award
James F. and Sarah T. Fries Foundation-- The Fries Prize and the Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award
Society for Neuroscience Research  various prizes


June:
The Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics
Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences
The Vilcek Foundation The Vileck Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science
BBVA Foundation, in collaboration with the Spanish Council for Scientific Research Frontiers of Knowledge Award

July:

Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences

August:


September:
AACR-Landon Prizes for Basic and Translational Research
The Susan G. Komen Foundation Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction in Basic Science and Clinical Research
March of Dimes Research Prize in Developmental Biology
Pezcoller Foundation–AACR International Award for Cancer Research
USC/John and Alice Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement
Tang Prizes (various topics)
Limited prize- The Ho-Am Foundation 2015 Ho-Am Prize
National Board of Medical Examiners John P. Hubbard Award


October:
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
Warren Alpert Foundation/Harvard Medical School--Warren Alpert Foundation Prize


November:
Lemelson-MIT Prize
Baylor University/The Robert Foster Cherry Award for Great Teaching
American Association for Cancer Research--Lifetime Achievement Award
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)
Heineken Prizes


December:
The New York Academy of Medicine Lewis Rudin Glaucoma Prize 
The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letter: $1M The Kavli Prizes (Astrophysics, Neuroscience, Nanoscience 
Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research
Jewish Guild Healthcare The Bressler Prize in Vision Science
Gruber Foundation: The Cosmology Prize, Genetics Prize, The Neuroscience Prize

World Cultural Council: Albert Einstein World of Science Award andThe Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts




Alphabetical list of Distinguished Awards

AAMC
AAMC Awards
Abraham Flexner Award-extraordinary contributions to the medical education community ($10,000)
The Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences honors outstanding biomedical research related to health and disease ($5,000)
David E. Rogers Award-The award recognizes a medical school faculty member who has made major contributions to improving the health and health care of the American people ($10,000)
Herbert W. Nickens Award- This award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and the health care of the American people. ($10,000)
Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award honors a medical school faculty physician (M.D. or DO degree) who exemplifies the qualities of a caring and compassionate mentor in the teaching and advising of medical students. ($10,000)
Deadline: May
 

Albany Medical Center
Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research   For a scientist, or group, whose work has lead to significant advances in the fields of research with demonstrated translational benefits applied to improved patient care.  
Amount of award:  $500,000
Deadline: Dec.


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.
Amount of award: $100,000
Deadline:   Oct.
http://tools.aan.com/science/awards/?fuseaction=home.info&id=13


American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
Scientific achievement award webpage >>

AACR-CRI Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology
$10K award for active scientist whose outstanding innovative research in cancer immunology has had a far-reaching impact on impact on the cancer field
Deadline: Sept.


AACR-The Landon Prizes for Basic andTranslational Cancer Research
Kirk A. Landon-AACR Prize for Basic Cancer Research
Dorothy P. Landon-AACR Prize for Translational Cancer Research recognizes extraordinary achievement in translational cancer research
$100,000 for each award
Deadline:  Sept. 


AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

$5,000 award
Deadline:
Sept.

AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement
These contributions, whether they have been in research, leadership, or mentorship, must have had a lasting impact on the cancer field and must have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to progress against cancer.
Deadline: Nov.

AACR-Pezcoller Foundation–AACR International Award for Cancer Research
To recognize a scientist who has made a major scientific discovery in basic cancer research OR who has made significant contributions to translational cancer research;
who continues to be active in cancer research and has a record of recent, noteworthy publications; and whose ongoing work holds promise for continued substantive contributions to progress in the field of cancer
Amount of award: 75,000 Euro
Deadline: Sept.


AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research
The Award will be given for outstanding, novel, and significant chemistry research, which has led to important contributions to the fields of basic cancer research; translational cancer research; cancer diagnosis; the prevention of cancer; or the treatment of patients with cancer. Such research may include, but is not limited to, drug discovery and design; structural biology; proteomics, metabolomics and biological mass spectrometry; chemical aspects of carcinogenesis; imaging agents and radiotherapeutics; and chemical biology.
Award: $10,000 honorarium
Deadline: Oct.


 




American Philosophical Society
Judson Daland Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Investigation
This prize ecognizes outstanding achievement in patient-oriented research.
Amount of award: $50,000.
Deadline: March
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Balzan International Prizes
International Balzan Prize Foundation (Spain)

2014 Balzan Prizes will be awarded in the following fields:
Classical Archeology
Epistemology and Philosophy of Mind
Basic and/or applied Plant Ecology
Mathematics (pure or applied)
Amount of award: 1 million Swiss francs= US
Deadline:  March
(Note: the university receives an invitation and nomination instructions)
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BBVA Foundation, in collaboration with the Spanish Council for Scientific Research

Frontiers of Knowledge and Culture Awards
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 (approx= $556,288)
Deadline: June
http://www.fbbva.es/TLFU/tlfu/ing/microsites/premios/fronteras/presentacion/index.jsp
These awards seek to recognize and encourage world-class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of lasting impact for their originality, theoretical significance and ability to push back the frontiers of the known world. The Frontiers Awards honor fundamental disciplinary or supradisciplinary advances in a series of basic, natural, social and technological sciences, as listed below.
These international awards span eight categories:

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/


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 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
http://www.brandeis.edu/gittlerprize/

 

The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation
Anyone can nominate. Self nominations are not permitted.

Overview (press release)
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The Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics was founded in 2012 by Yuri Milner to recognize those individuals who have made profound contributions to human knowledge. It is open to all physicists — theoretical, mathematical, experimental — working on the deepest mysteries of the Universe. One Breakthrough prize is given each year. It can be split between two or more scientists.
The New Horizons Prize is designated for junior researchers.
Amount of the prizes:
Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics: $3 Million
New Horizons Physics Prize: $100,000
Rules >>
Online Nomination- Fundamental Physics: more>>


The Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences honors transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life.
One prize (out of 6) per year is for work contributing to the understanding of Parkinson's disease.
The prize was founded in 2013 by Sergey Brin and Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, Yuri and Julia Milner, and Jack Ma and Cathy Zhang.
Amount of the prizes:
Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences – $3 million each (up to 6 per year)
Rules >>
Online Nomination-Life Sciences:  more >>

 



The Clinical Research Forum
Top 10 Clinical Research Achievement Awards

Prize: the top accomplishment will be honored with the Herbert Pardes Clinical Research Excellence Award, which has a monetary component. Other monetary prizes will also be awarded. The key investigators of the winning studies will participate in a news conference and present their work during the meeting. Study summaries will be published in the New England Journal of Medicine and presented to the U.S. Congress as part of an effort to encourage continued investment in clinical research.
Deadline: January
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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

 


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 graduate students in their prospective fields.
The Past refers to fields that expand knowledge of former times: 2015 topic: Retrieving the past: Historiazns and their Sources
The Present recognizes achievements that shape and enrich society today: 2015 topic: The Information Revolution

The Future focuses on breakthroughs that hold great promise for improvement of our world: 2015 topic: Bioinformatics
Deadline: Nov.

2015 Topics and nomination information
http://www.dandavidprize.org/about/selected-fields/selected-fields-2015

 


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: Jan.




The Franklin Institute
Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science
Theme: varies each year
The Franklin Institute seeks nominations for the 2011 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science of individuals who have made significant scientific contributions to our understanding of the structure and function of genomes. Nominations may recognize efforts including, but not limited to: functional genomics, comparative genomics, studies of complex diseases, and personalized medicine. Nominations should clearly indicate the scientific impact(s) of the nominee’s work, whether innovative, technical, conceptual, and/or integrative.
Award amount: $250,000
Deadlines:
Notice of intent to nominate deadline:   April
Complete nomination: May
http://www.fi.edu/franklinawards/bscience_eligibility.html

 

Gairdner Foundation
International Prizes

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

 



Gyecological Cancer Foundation (GCF) /Claudia Cohen Research Foundation
Prize for Outstanding Gynecologic Cancer Researcher

This annual prize will be awarded to an individual in recognition of his or her outstanding contributions to research improving the
care of women with gynecologic cancer. The awardees will have made important contributions that improve
gynecologic cancer patient care, including early detection.  (Download the research booklet from the sponsor's website.)
Amount of award: $50,000
Deadline: Sept.

 

 

The Ho-Am Foundation
2015 Ho-Am Prize

KRW 300 million (approx. $275K)
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
Internal Dean of Research Office deadline: Monday, Sept. 29, 2014, 4 pm.
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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: March (by letter of invitation to Dr. Minor)
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The Institute 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 (nominations to open in the spring)
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The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Award in Mental Health recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations for outstanding achievement in improving mental health
Amount of award: $20,000
Deadline:  May (nominations to open in the spring)
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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 (~$390,000)
Deadline:   April
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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)




James F. and Sarah T. Fries Foundation
Fries Prize for Improving Health
http://friesfoundation.org/friesprize.html
Amount of award: $60,000
Deadline:   May
This prize is for major accomplishments in health improvement, unrestricted as to field, with emphasis upon recent contributions to health in the United States, and with the general criteria of the greatest good for the greatest number. It is intended for that individual who has done the most to improve health, as judged by an expert and prestigious Selection Jury. It is awarded for achievement, rather than potential. The Prize could be awarded to an educator, a scientist, a program inventor, an activist, an public figure, a private citizen, or any other person who has made a significant contribution to improvement of the public health.




James F. and Sarah T. Fries Foundation
Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award
Amount of award: $25,000
Deadline: May
http://friesfoundation.org/healthedaward.html
The Elizabeth Fries Health Education Award is for a health educator who has made a substantial contribution to advancing the field of health education or health promotion through research, program development, or program delivery. 




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. 2014 topics: Systematic biology and taxomony.
Amount of award: 10 Million Yen (~=$98,635 U.S.)
Deadline: May
http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-biol/index.html

 


The Jewish Guild Healthcare
The Bressler Prize in Vision Science
This prize is open to all professionals in the field of vision science who have published research or clinical work that has contributed significantly to the advancement of vision care, the treatment of eye disease or the rehabilitation of people with vision impairment or blindness.
Amount of award: $50,000
Deadline: Dec.
http://www.guildhealth.org/Programs-And-Services-Overview/Awards-And-Scholarships/Bressler-Vision-Science-Award

The Keio University Medical Science Fund
The  Keio Medical Science Prize is awarded to researchers in recognition of their outstanding achievements in basic medicine, clinical medicine, or life sciences closely related to medicine.
Amount of award:  $10 million  (conversion approx.= $220,000 US)
Deadline:  March


Lasker Foundation
2014 Awards
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.
2015
The Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award honors men and women who have helped make possible the federal legislation and funding that supports research, and who have created public communication, public health, and advocacy programs of major importance.
Deadline:  Feb.
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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, whic has been adopted for practical use, or has a high probability of being adapted. See the guidelines for eligibility.
Amount of award: $500,000
Deadline: Nov.
Guidelines

Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prizes
2015 The “Cure It” Prize
2015 The “Use it” Prize

This prize honors promising collegiate inventors around the country. The prize competition is open to teams of undergraduate students and individual graduate students who have inventions in categories that represent significant sectors of the economy: healthcare and consumer technologies.
Amount of award:
$10K- winning undergraduate team;
$15K to the winning graduate student
Deadline for both awards: Jan.
http://lemelson.mit.edu/awards/lemelson-mit-national-collegiate-student-prize

 

Lemelson-MIT Award for Global Innovation
Per the sponsor's webpage >>, 2013 was the final year this prize was awarded.


Lighthouse International
Pisart Vision Award is a significant U.S. prize honoring an individual or individuals who have made an extraordinary contribution to the prevention, cure, or treatment of severe vision impairment or blindness.
Amount of award: $30,000
Deadline:  May


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 >>


McGill University (Montreal)

Louis and Artur Lucian Award for outstanding research in the field of circulatory diseases
Amount of award:  $60,000 (Canadian)
Deadline: March


Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research 
The Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research 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.The prize is now awarded to up to three investigators every other year. Nominees are required to be age 45 or younger on the date of the submission deadline.
Amount of award:   $150,000 (awarded to up to 3 investigators)
Deadline:  April


National Academy of Engineering (NAE)
NAE Call for Nominations
Deadline for all award nominations: April



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.
Guidelines

 



National Medal of Technology and Innovation

The National Medal of Technology and Innovation
This prize recognizes 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.
The Medal is awarded annually to individuals, teams (up to four individuals), companies or divisions of companies for their outstanding contributions to the Nation's economic, environmental and social well-being through the development and commercialization of technological products, processes and concepts; technological innovation; and development of the Nation's technological manpower.
Deadline:  April
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National Foundation for Infectious Diseases

http://nfid.org/awards

The Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement, developed in 1988, now recognizes scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of infectious diseases or public health.Some of the criteria on which selection is based include:* Excellence in clinical and/or research activities* Participation in the training of future leaders in the field* Positive impact on the health of humankind.
Deadline:  May

National Foundation for Infectious Diseases
The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Award for Humanitarian Contributions to the Health of Human Kind
. Criteria are based on legislative or administrative contributions, humanitarian service; and or public education activities.
Deadline: May


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: May
http://www.nsf.gov/awards/presidential.jsp


Alan T. Waterman Award

Amount of award: the awardee receives a grant of $500,000 over a three year period for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, medical, biological, engineering, social, or other sciences at the institution of the recipient's choice.
The annual award recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation.Candidates must be U.S. citizens or permanent residents and must be 35 years of age or younger or not more than 7 years beyond receipt of the Ph.D. degree by December 31 of the year in which they are nominated. Candidates should have demonstrated exceptional individual achievements in scientific or engineering research of sufficient quality to place them at the forefront of their peers. Criteria include originality, innovation, and significant impact on the field.
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.
http://www.nyam.org/grants/rudin-glaucoma.html





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.



Ochsner Clinical Foundation
Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease

An annual award will be presented to one to three investigators without regard to age, race,
gender, or nationality for outstanding and exemplary original scientific investigations that relate
tobacco consumption with 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
Deadline:   last offered in 2010
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Peter and Patricia 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 Prince of Asturias Foundation in Spain
The Prince of Asturias Awards

These awards are intended to reward scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanitarian work carried out at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions. They are conferred in eight different categories: the Arts, Literature, Social Sciences, Communication and Humanities, Technical and Scientific Research**, International Cooperation, Concord and Sports.
Nominees should be outstandingly exemplary and their work or contribution should be of acknowledged international standing in each of the categories that the Awards encompass.

The Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research: The individual, institution or group of individuals or institutions whose findings or research work represent a relevant contribution to the progress of mankind in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine or Environmental, Earth or Space Sciences, or to their associated techniques and technology. (See the guidelines for other non-scientific categories.)
€50,000 prize
Deadline:  March
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Robarts Research Institute

J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine   The 2014 Taylor Prize will be granted to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions in the Molecular Basis of Neurological Disorders)
Amount of award:   $25,000
Deadline:  May
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The Royal Dublin Society
RDS Irish Times Boyle Medal for Scientific Excellence (Irish born) 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.

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 field for this 2014 prize: Physical Principles of Biological Systems
The prize is intended to promote originality and excellence of research in the field of Biophysics.
Eligibility: this year no age limit is applied to prize candidates.
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:
June 15, 2014
Guidelines:
http://english.tau.ac.il/sackler_prize_in_biophysics


The Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in the Physical Sciences

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.
Chemistry (2013), Physics (2014)
Deadline: Nov.
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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. Dec. TBA



Society for Neuroscience Research
Website for prizes:
http://www.sfn.org/awards-and-funding/individual-prizes-and-fellowships/outstanding-research-and-career-awards



The State of Israel
The 2014 Eric and Sheila Samson Prime Minister's Prize for Innovation in Alternative Fuels for Transportation

Amount of award: $1M U.S.
The 2014 annual prize will be awarded for global innovation, a scientific or a technological breakthrough in the field of alternative fuels in transportation. Nominees for the prize should be actively engaged in innovative, paradigm-shifting research or technology development in the field of alternative fuels in transportation worthy of significant and widespread attention. Citizens of any country, religion or race are eligible to be nominated
Deadline:   April
http://most.gov.il/English/pm%20prize/Pages/default.aspx

 

The Susan G. Komen Foundation
Brinker Awards for Scientific Distinction in Basic Science and Clinical Research
Deadline: Sept. TBA
Komen's Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction recognizes leading scientists for their lifetime achievements in advancing research concepts and for clinical application in the fields of breast cancer research, screening or treatment.  The Brinker Award for Scientific Distinction is given in two categories.
The Basic Science award is presented to a researcher who has added substantively to our understanding of the basic biology of, or development of, methodologies that further our ability to unravel the genetic and molecular basis of breast cancer.
The Clinical Research award is presented to a clinician who has significantly furthered the identification of new prevention, detection or treatment approaches for breast cancer and its translation into clinical care. The Brinker Award has grown in prominence in the breast cancer community and is a marquee award for Komen.

 

The Tang Prizes

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 $1.36M) 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$10 million (around US $341K) 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.
Deadline:  Sept.
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The Award categories are:

  • 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 Sinology (excluding literary works) acknowledges the study of Sinology in its broadest sense including research on China and related fields, such as history, etymology, linguistics, archeology, culture, ideology, philosophy, religion, Confucian classics, literature, arts and other areas encompassing theories and implementation , that contributes to the development of human civilization.
  • The Tang Prize in the Rule of Law promotes the principle that all individuals are born equal, and the rule of law means that law should govern and everyone, including states and international organizations, is accountable to the law, including international law, that law should encompass due process and substantive justice, and that ultimately, law, in theory and practice, should champion peace, human rights, and sustainable development in order to serve the common good of humankind and nature.

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.
Nomination deadline: March
Self nominations are permitted.
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The Vilcek Foundation
The Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Sciences

Unlimited numbers of applicants 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. Individuals who were born in a U.S. territory (i.e., Guam, Puerto Rico) are not eligible;
Must be no more than 38 years old as of Dec. 31, 2014 (born on or after Jan. 1, 1976)
Applicant must be a naturalized citizen or permanent resident (green card holder) of the U.S.; 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: June
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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/332
PDF file of the brochure:
http://www.stiresearch.health.pitt.edu/sites/default/files/2015 Starzl Brochure.pdf




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.


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.
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:  the protection, maintenance, improvement or understanding of an ecological or an environmental condition anywhere in the world; the discovery, further development, improvement, or understanding of known or new sources of energy; 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:  Sept.

 

Warren Alpert Foundation/Harvard Medical School
Warren Alpert Foundation Prize 
 
Awarded to one or more scientists who have made significant disocveries leading to the prevention, cure or treatment of a disease or disorder that afflicts humankind.
Amount of award:  $200,000
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:  Feb.



Wiley Foundation
Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences This prize is intended to recognize contributions that have opened new fields of research, or advanced novel concepts or their applications in a particular biomedical discipline.
Amount of award:   $25,000
Deadline:  July

 

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

 

World Cultural Council
Albert Einstein World of Science Award

To recognize scientists who have accomplished scientific and technological achievements which have brought progress to science and benefit to mankind 2015 topics (per letter of invitation sent to the university): Physics-Mathematics-Astronomy; Life Sciences: Biology, Biochemistry, Medicine, Paleoanthropology, Ecology or Chemistry
The Leonardo da Vinci World Award of Arts
may be conferred upon a renowned artist, sculptor, writer, poet, cinematographer, photographer, architect, musician or other performing artist, whose work constitutes a significant contribution to the artistic legacy of the world.
Nomination deadline: Dec.
Nomination guidelines
http://www.consejoculturalmundial.org/awards.php
Nomination instructions:
http://www.consejoculturalmundial.org/nominations/index.php

 


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:
2014 Humanitarian Award - Minimum Grant of $50,000. Recognizes a hero who has made a significant contribution to children in social services, education or humanitarian services.
2014 Health Award - Minimum Grant of $50,000. Recognizes a hero who has made a significant contribution to children in the fields of health, medicine or the sciences.
2014 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.
Eligibility: Honorees must have a ten-year successful track record of working with children (three years for the Youth Award), and serve children over and above their regular employment, for little or no pay.Awards will be presented at an annual ceremony held in New York City, USA, in November. . At that time, World of Children Award will offer cash grants to the proven, sustainable programs created and managed by the Honorees.
Nomination deadline:   April
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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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