List of Distinguished Awards and Prizes

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Title: Marion Spencer Fay Award

This national award, now in its 48th year, is given annually to an outstanding woman physician and/or scientist who has made an exceptionally significant contribution to health care as a practitioner, medical educator, administrator and/or research scientist and who exhibits significant future potential.

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Prize Amount: $10,000

Title: Kavli Prize for Neuroscience

The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the brain and nervous system, including molecular neuroscience, cellular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, neurogenetics, developmental neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, and related facets of the brain and nervous system.The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in the science and application of the unique physical, chemical, and biological properties of atomic, molecular, macromolecular, and cellular structures and systems that are manifest in the nanometre scale, including molecular self-assembly, nanomaterials, nanoscale instrumentation, nanobiotechnology, macromolecular synthesis, molecular mechanics, and related topics.

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Prize Amount: $1,000,000

Title: The Endre A. Balazs Prize

The Council of ISER awards an International Prize to honor a distinguished scientist whose outstanding contributions provide significant progress in the field of experimental eye research. This prize was named the Endre A. Balazs Prize to honor Endre A. Balazs for his distinguished work in eye research and his contributions to the organization of the International Society for Eye Research. The Endre A. Balazs Prize is awarded at every Biennial Meeting of the Society for Eye Research.

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Prize Amount: $50,000

Title: The Ludwig von Sallmann Prize

Ludwig von Sallmann was a distinguished international ophthalmologist and ophthalmic investigator who served on the staffs of Vienna, Peking and Columbia Universities and the Ophthalmology Branch of the former National Institute of Neurological Diseases and Blindness at the National Institutes of Health. His wife, Henrietta von Sallmann, established a trust fund to award, in his memory, a cash prize every two years to an individual who has distinguished himself or herself by making a significant contribution to vision research and ophthalmology. Next prize awarded in 2014

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Prize Amount: $50,000

Title: The Paul Kayser International Award in Retina Research

The Paul Kayser International Award in Retina Research was created by the Directors of Retina Research Foundation and endowed by the Trustees of The Kayser Foundation to honor and perpetuate the memory of long-time friend and dedicated benefactor of RRF, Paul Kayser. Through this award both organizations are demonstrating the conviction they shared with Mr. Kayser that blindness caused by retinal disease is a global concern and must be addressed accordingly. It is thus the purpose of this award to foster greater awareness of the need for intensive study of the retina, its role in the visual process, and the retinal diseases that threaten and/or destroy eyesight by recognizing outstanding achievement and sustaining meritorious scientific investigations worldwide.The Paul Kayser International Award in Retina Research is a U.S. $50,000 award that comprises a $5,000 personal honorarium for the recipient(s) and a $45,000 research grant awarded to his/her/their research institution to support the research for which the award was received.

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Prize Amount: $50,000

Title: The Stein and Moore Award

The Stein and Moore Award, named for Nobel laureates Dr. William Stein and Dr. Stanford Moore, venerates their contribution to understanding the connection between chemical structure and catalytic activity of the active center of the ribonuclease molecule. Established in 1986, The Stein and Moore Award recognizes individuals for their contributions to the highest level of the study of proteins. Nominations will open in Spring, 2013

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Past Due Date: 09/24/2012
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Title: The Richard Lounsbery Award

The Richard Lounsbery Award recognizes extraordinary scientific achievement in biology and medicine by young American and French scientists. In addition to honoring scientific excellence, the award is intended to stimulate research and encourage reciprocal scientific exchanges between the United States and France.

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Title: National Academy of Sciences

Members are elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of their distinguished and continuing achievements in original research. Membership is a widely accepted mark of excellence in science and is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive.Because membership is achieved by election, there is no membership application process. Although many names are suggested informally, only Academy members may submit formal nominations. Consideration of a candidate begins with his or her nomination, followed by an extensive and careful vetting process that results in a final ballot at the Academy's annual meeting in April each year.  Currently, a maximum of 84 members may be elected annually. Members must be U.S. citizens; non-citizens are elected as foreign associates, with a maximum of 21 elected annually.

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Title: The ASCB-Gibco Emerging Leader Prize for non-tenured independent investigators

The prize is the result of a partnership between ASCB and Gibco to support excellence in science. ASCB and Gibco recognize the challenging times that up-and-coming leaders in scientific research face, and are determined to do everything possible to raise the visibility of our most promising young independent investigators who are at an early stage in their careers.Successful applicants must have outstanding scientific accomplishments with a strong publication track record that will be evaluated on the significance of their discoveries and the contribution to the field of cell biology and basic biomedical research. To be eligible applicants must be independent investigators who are not yet in a tenured position. Both U.S. and international scientists are welcome to apply. Applicants must be ASCB members.

Nomination Deadline: 07/31/2015
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Prize Amount: Three $5000 Prizes

Title: American Dental Association Gold Medal Award

The ADA Gold Medal Award for Excellence in Dental Research was established in 1985 and is presented once every three years to honor individuals who contribute to the advancement of the dental profession or who help improve the oral health of the community through basic or clinical research.

Nomination Deadline: 10/12/2015
Past Due Date: 07/16/2015
Prize Amount: $25000