List of Distinguished Awards and Prizes

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Title: Ho-Am Prize - Science

The Ho-Am Prize in Medicine is presented to individuals who, through outstanding accomplishments in basic, clinical and pharmaceutical areas of medicine, are leading the way in mankind's quest to conquer disease. The Ho-Am Prize in Science is presented to individuals who are leaders with have creative, outstanding research accomplishments in their respective basic sciences fields and who contribute to the advancement of civilization through such.Potential candidates for nomination for the Ho-Am Prize may be recommended by nominators selected by the Ho-Am Prize Committee or by other individuals who have specialized expertise in a field and who are recognized as being qualified to nominate (individuals may not self-nominate). In addition, candidates for nomination shall be from among the following:

  • Korean nationals at home and abroad, and ethnic Koreans regardless of their nationality
  • In Community Service, foreigners who contribute to the welfare of ethnic Koreans in Korea or abroad
  • Ethnic Koreans who conduct overseas activities for the benefit of others regardless of nationality.

The Ho-Am Prize is not awarded posthumously. The deadline for recommendations is November 30 of each calendar year.※ Nominators may recommend only one individual (or group) per category.     In addition, equally qualified candidates in one field may become co-nominees.Recommended Qualifications:Academics (The Ho-Am Prizes in Science, Engineering and Medicine)

  • Leaders in one’s respective field on the basis of clearly creative and investigative mentality, and accomplished pioneers in new fields
  • Verified scholastic completion and widely recognized accomplishments in respective field

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Prize Amount: $270,000

Title: The Brain Prize

The Brain Prize recognises highly original and influential advances in any area of neuroscience, including fundamental research on molecular, cellular, physiological and pharmacological mechanisms, studies of behaviour and cognition, advances in technology for monitoring the nervous system, translational research on the application of basic knowledge to clinical and other problems of humankind, and clinical research on the causes, treatment and prevention of neurological and psychiatric disorders.

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Prize Amount: 1 million Euros

Title: 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 radio therapeutics; and chemical biology.

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Prize Amount: $10,000

Title: AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award

The Clowes Award recognizes an individual with outstanding recent accomplishments in basic cancer research.

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Prize Amount: $10,000

Title: AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship

The lectureship is intended to give recognition to an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research.

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Prize Amount: Honorarium

Title: NBME John P. Hubbard Award

This award recognizes individuals who have made a significant and sustained contribution to the assessment of professional competency and educational program development at any level along the continuum of medical education and delivery of healthcare.

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Title: The John and Alice Tyler Prize

The John and Alice Tyler Prize is awarded for environmental science, environmental health and energy conferring great benefit upon mankind; and medical discoveries or achievements with such worldwide implications that they significantly benefit environmental aspects of human health.

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Prize Amount: $200,000

Title: Kyoto Prize for Basic Sciences

The Kyoto Prize is an international award to honor those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind. The Prize is presented in the basic sciences for molecular biology, cell biology, and Neurobiology

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Prize Amount: 50,000,000 Yen

Title: Inbev-Baillet Latour Health Prize

The InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize differs from many other international science awards in that it seeks not to encourage fundamental research, but rather its most useful applications. As is the case with all prizes awarded by the Fund, its goal is to reward the scientific merits of a person - and not of an institution - and promote the continuation of his/her research. Changing theme each year. The theme for 2016 is infectious diseases.

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Prize Amount: 250,000 Euro

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

AACR and the American Cancer Society established this award in 1992 to honor outstanding research accomplishments in the fields of cancer epidemiology, biomarkers and prevention.

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Prize Amount: $5,000