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: Federation of American Societies in Experiemental Biology Excellence in Science Award

The FASEB Excellence in Science Award is given in recognition of outstanding achievement by women in biological science.  The Excellence in Science Award is sponsored solely by FASEB to recognize outstanding achievement by women in biological science.  All women who are members of one or more of the societies of FASEB will be eligible for nomination. Nominations recognize a woman whose career achievements have contributed significantly to further our understanding of a particular discipline by excellence in research.

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Prize Amount: $10,000

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: Dr. Charles Mérieux Award for Achievement in Vaccinology and Immunology

Dr. Charles Mérieux Award for Achievement in Vaccinology and Immunology honors individuals whose loutstanding lifetime contributions whose fight against vaccine preventable diseases have led to significant improvement in public health.honors individuals whose outstanding lifetime contributions to the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases have led to significant improvement in public health. - See more at: http://www.nfid.org/awards/merieux#sthash.QIqreFVV.dpufThe Dr. Charles Mérieux Award for Achievement in Vaccinology and Immunology honors individuals whose outstanding lifetime contributions to the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases have led to significant improvement in public health. The award is named for Dr. Charles Mérieux, the distinguished French scientist who devoted his life to fighting infectious diseases globally, combining his medical knowledge with an understanding of business to develop one of the world’s leading vaccine laboratories, the Pasteur Institute. Dr. Mérieux was also a founder of the French Institute of Foot- and-Mouth Disease (later renamed the Mérieux Institute), and used in-vitro cultivation to produce millions of doses of vaccines. First offered in 2005, the award is presented annually at the Annual Conference on Vaccine Research.- See more at: http://www.nfid.org/awards/merieux#sthash.QIqreFVV.dpufThe Dr. Charles Mérieux Award for Achievement in Vaccinology and Immunology honors individuals whose outstanding lifetime contributions to the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases have led to significant improvement in public health. The award is named for Dr. Charles Mérieux, the distinguished French scientist who devoted his life to fighting infectious diseases globally, combining his medical knowledge with an understanding of business to develop one of the world’s leading vaccine laboratories, the Pasteur Institute. Dr. Mérieux was also a founder of the French Institute of Foot- and-Mouth Disease (later renamed the Mérieux Institute), and used in-vitro cultivation to produce millions of doses of vaccines. First offered in 2005, the award is presented annually at the Annual Conference on Vaccine Research. - See more at: http://www.nfid.org/awards/merieux#sthash.QIqreFVV.dpuf

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Title: Clinical Research Forum Top 10 Clinical Research Achievements Award

Recognizing the need to celebrate our nation's accomplishments that involve both innovation and impact upon human disease, the Clinical Research Forum has established a national competition to determine ten outstanding Clinical Research Accomplishments in the United States annually.Types of projects included Patient-oriented (mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials,development of new technologies), epidemiological, behavioral, outcomes, health services and human physiology research projects.

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Prize Amount: Citation

Title: Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Biology or Biochemistry

Each year, the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize has been awarded by Columbia University for outstanding basic research in the fields of biology or biochemistry.

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Prize Amount: Undisclosed honorarium and citation

Title: Lasker Debakey Clinical Medical Research Award

The Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award honors investigators whose contributions have improved the clinical treatment of patients.

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Past Due Date: 02/05/2018
Prize Amount: $250,000