List of Distinguished Awards and Prizes

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Title: Canada Gairdner International Awards

The award recognizes outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine with the goal of contributing, through research, to increased understanding of human biology and disease. The award recognizes an original, seminal contribution or discovery, rather than a lifetime of work.  Gairdner invites the scientific community to nominate qualified scientists from any branch of biomedicine.The evaluation of the contributions of the nominees depends heavily on the quality of information supplied. Therefore, nominations should be accurate, detailed, current, complete, and should include supporting letters reflecting the nominee's accomplishments.

Nomination Deadline: 10/01/2017
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Prize Amount: $100,000 CDN

Title: Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

The Canada Gairdner Global Health Award is directed at health issues pertaining to developing countries. It recognizes those who have made major scientific advances in any one of four areas: basic science, clinical science, or population or environmental health. These advances must have made – or have potential to make – a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world. Nominations for leadership and administration, however outstanding, do not fall within the parameters of this award. The long-term goal of this prize is to reward and stimulate members of the global scientific and medical community to undertake research that will lead to advances valuable to the health of nations. 

Nomination Deadline: 10/01/2017
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Prize Amount: $100,000 CDN

Title: Canada Gairdner Wightman Award

The annual award of $100,000 is given to a scientist who has demonstrated outstanding national leadership in medicine and medical science in Canada consistent with the purpose of Gairdner. It is given for:-leadership in a specific field of biomedical sciences (basic, clinical, population health) in Canada and/or original and sustained contributions to that field at an internationally recognized level.          -institutional academic and scientific leadership in Canada, leading to the establishment and development of biomedical research in Canada and internationally.

Nomination Deadline: 10/01/2017
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Prize Amount: $100,000 CDN

Title: Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award

The Albert B. Sabin Gold Medal Award has been awarded annually since 1994 and is given to a distinguished member of the research community who has made extraordinary contributions in the field of vaccinology or a complementary field. Each recipient is a role model for young researchers, someone whose career has saved lives through the development and use of vaccines. The Medal is the highest scientific honor given by the Sabin Vaccine Institute and commemorates the legacy of the late Dr. Albert B. Sabin. This prestigious award is presented by the Sabin Vaccine Institute (Sabin) as part of the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases (NFID) annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland.  The Gold Medal Award, commemorating the legacy of the late Dr. Albert B. Sabin, is awarded based on the following criteria:

  • The Nominee has had a major impact in vaccine research and development or has materially improved the access of vaccines to neglected and at-risk populations.
  • The Nominee has left an indelible imprint toward the improvement of public health.
  • The Nominee’s work exemplifies the Sabin Vaccine Institute’s mission to reduce needless human suffering from vaccine preventable and neglected tropical diseases.
  • The Nominee should be a scientist, medical researcher or public health advocate - not a philanthropist.
  • The Nominee(s) may be either an individual or a small team.

Nomination Deadline: 10/05/2017
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Title: Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine

The annual Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine is established in conjunction with the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Molecular Medicine. The winner will be an active investigator having produced innovative, paradigm-shifting research that is worthy of significant and broad attention in the field of molecular medicine. We expect this individual will continue to garner recognition in future years, and that their current accomplishments reflect a rapidly rising career trajectory of discovery and invention.

Nomination Deadline: 10/07/2017
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Prize Amount: $50,000

Title: AACR Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award

AACR and the Rosenthal Family Foundation established this award in 1977 to recognize research that has made, or promises to soon make, a notable contribution to improved clinical care in the field of cancer. In its desire to honor and provide incentive to investigators relatively early in their careers, the foundation has stipulated that recipients not be more than 50 years of age at the time the award is received.

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

Title: AACR Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research

This award was established in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievements in clinical cancer research.

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

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.

Nomination Deadline: 10/15/2017
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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.

Nomination Deadline: 10/15/2017
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Prize Amount: Honorarium

Title: AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship

The lecture is intended to give recognition to an outstanding female or male scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of women in science.

Nomination Deadline: 10/15/2017
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Prize Amount: Honorarium