List of Distinguished Awards and Prizes

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Title: Wolf Prize

Since 1978, five or six prizes have been awarded annually in the Sciences. Prize fields comprise: Agriculture, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medicine and Physics. The prize in each field consists of a certificate and a monetary award of $100,000. In the event of two or three recipients sharing the prize, the honorarium is divided equally. 

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Prize Amount: $100,000

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: Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Discoveries in the biomedical sciences and innovations in clinical medicine have led to significant victories in our longstanding war against illness and suffering. With the mapping of the entire human genome, we are now closer to the understanding of the mechanisms of life, aging, illness and death, opening up exciting new opportunities for advances in therapeutics. Novel insights in the life science and technological advances in medicine will result in better health and an improved quality of life for the human race in the new century.

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Prize Amount: $1,000,000

Title: Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

 The Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science honors and recognizes a woman scientist of national reputation who has a stellar record of research accomplishments and is known for her mentorship of other women in science. In addition to a $25,000 cash award for the recipient, the Vanderbilt Prize nurtures the career, research, and studies of a promising woman beginning her PhD studies at Vanderbilt. The winner will be expected to give a lecture at Vanderbilt, serve as a mentor to a female PhD student, and sit on the Vanderbilt Prize review committee for the following year.  Eligibility: Nominees for the Vanderbilt Prize must be women scientists in any area of basic or clinical research or clinical practice. The nominee must have a national reputation, a stellar record of research accomplishments, and must be an active mentor of other women in science.  

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Prize Amount: $25,000

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: 02/01/2019
Prize Amount: $250,000

Title: Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science

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.

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Past Due Date: 02/01/2012
Prize Amount: $250,000

Title: Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award

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.

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Past Due Date: 02/01/2019
Prize Amount: $250,000

Title: Basser Global Prize

The Basser Global Prize has been established to honor a vision ary scientist who has conceptually advanced BRCA1/2 related research that has led to improvements in clinical care. The prize will be considered for a broad range of basic, translational and clinical BRCA1/2 cancer researchers worldwide. Outstanding candidates will be those whose research has produced seminal advances in the field and who continue to drive BRCA1/2 related research towards the ultimate goal of mitigating the adverse impact of deleterious BRCA1/2 and related mutations. The Basser Global Prize provides $100,000  in unrestricted support of the awardee's innovative BRCA1/2 related research efforts.

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Prize Amount: $200,000

Title: Indiana University SOM Steven C Beering Award

The Indiana University School of Medicine Steven C. Beering Award honors an internationally recognized individual for outstanding research contributions to the  advancement of biomedical or clinical science.  The award, a tribute to a former dean, is presented annually and consists of a prize of $25,000.  The recipient is  asked to present one major lecture to the medical community at the time the award is bestowed and to spend about three days with us, including delivering one or  two additional lectures to smaller groups.  

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Prize Amount: $25,000