List of Distinguished Awards and Prizes

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Title: Dr. H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics

Every other year, the Dr H.P. Heineken Foundation awards one of the most prestigious prizes conferred in the Netherlands: the Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics. In doing so, the Foundation draws attention to the importance of these two disciplines, including the biochemical and biophysical aspects of microbiology and the physiology of seed germination.

Nomination Deadline: 10/15/2015
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Prize Amount: $150,000

Title: Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine

In 1989, the Alfred Heineken Fondsen Foundation established a biennial prize to be awarded to a pioneering medical researcher. The prize is also funded by the Foundation.

Nomination Deadline: 10/15/2015
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Prize Amount: $200,000

Title: Hideyo Naguchi Africa Prize

Mindful of the ominous human suffering persisting in Africa, the region facing the most serious health challenge on the globe, the Prize aims to honor individuals with outstanding achievements in the fields of medical research and medical services to combat infectious and other diseases in Africa, thus contributing to the health and welfare of the African people and of all humankind.

Nomination Deadline: 07/10/2017
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Prize Amount: 1,000,000 Yen

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.

Nomination Deadline: 08/17/2017
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Prize Amount: $5,000

Title: AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship

This lectureship will recognize an individual scientist whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer, and who embodies the dedication of the Princess to multinational collaborations.

Nomination Deadline: 08/17/2017
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Prize Amount: $10,000

Title: AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Award

The American Association for the Advancement of Science invites nominations for the AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Award. This annual award was established in 1985 by the AAAS Board of Directors and is presented at the AAAS Annual Meeting. A monetary prize of $5,000, a commemorative medallion, complimentary registration, and reimbursement for reasonable travel and hotel expenses to attend the AAAS Annual Meeting are given to the recipient.The Prize is awarded annually either to:

  • a public servant, in recognition of sustained exceptional contributions to advancing science, or
  • a scientist, whose career has been distinguished both for scientific achievement and for other notable services to the scientific community.

Nomination Deadline: 09/01/2017
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Prize Amount: $5,000

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.

Nomination Deadline: 09/09/2017
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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.

Nomination Deadline: 09/15/2017
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Prize Amount: 1 million Euros

Title: AACR Awards

This award has been established by the American Association for Cancer Research and Eli Lilly and Company to acknowledge and catalyze the growing importance of interdisciplinary teams to the understanding of cancer and/or the translation of research discoveries into clinical cancer applications. Proactive interaction between academic and industry researchers is particularly crucial to continue progress and accelerate drug development.

Nomination Deadline: 09/15/2017
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Prize Amount: Varies

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.

Nomination Deadline: 09/16/2017
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Prize Amount: $200,000