List of Distinguished Awards and Prizes

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Title: Alan T. Waterman Award

The annual award recognizes an outstanding young researcher in any field of science or engineering supported by the National Science Foundation. In addition to a medal, the awardee receives a grant of $1,000,000 over a five year period for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, biological, engineering, social, or other sciences at the institution of the recipient's choice.

Nomination Deadline: 10/21/2017
Past Due Date:
Prize Amount: $500,000

Title: Dickson Prize in Medicine

The Dickson Prize in Medicine is awarded annually to a leading American investigator who is engaged in innovative, paradigm-shifting biomedical research.

Nomination Deadline: 10/21/2017
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Prize Amount: $50,000

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.  

Nomination Deadline: 10/28/2017
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Prize Amount: $25,000

Title: March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology

Each year, outstanding scientists are awarded the coveted March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology for research that has profoundly advanced the science that underlies our understanding of birth defects.

Nomination Deadline: 10/30/2017
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Prize Amount: $250,000

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

Nomination Deadline: 10/31/2017
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Prize Amount: $270,000

Title: Warren Alpert Foundation Prize

The Warren Alpert Foundation Prize recognizes one or more scientists whose scientific achievements have led to the prevention, cure or treatment of human diseases or disorders, and/or whose research constitutes a seminal scientific finding that holds great promise of ultimately changing our understanding of and/or ability to treat disease. The Prize is open to Scientists from any country.

Nomination Deadline: 10/31/2017
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Prize Amount: $500,000

Title: John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award

The John P. McGovern Compleat Physician Award, established in 1993, is presented annually by the Houston Academy of Medicine in collaboration with the Harris County Medical Scoiety, to recognize a physician whose career has been founded on the Oslerian ideals of medical excellence, humane and ethical care, commitment to medical humanities and writing, research, and harmony between the academician and medical practitioner. These characteristics were exemplified by the life of Sir William Osler, who is revered world-wide as the "Father of Modern American Medicine." The Award seeks to identify and recognize multi-accomplished physicians who have enriched the field of medicine with excellence and humaneness. In particular, individuals are sought who are compassionate clinicians and devoted teachers. They also should have a strong familiarity with research but must have demonstrated a commitment to, and love of, the profession of medicine. By acknowledging such individuals, it is hoped others, especially early in their medical careers, will be inspired and encouraged to emulate the qualities being honored. Each year's honoree will receive a $5000 honorarium; a beautiful plaque featuring a specially cast medallion; and a trip to Houston to receive the award at our annual Installation of Officers Banquet, customarily held in late January.  

Nomination Deadline: 11/02/2017
Past Due Date: 11/02/2015
Prize Amount: $5000

Title: Dan David Prize

The Dan David Prize has a changing theme each year.  

Nomination Deadline: 11/30/2017
Past Due Date: 11/30/2015
Prize Amount: $1,000,000

Title: Raymond & Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences: Chemistry

The Raymond and Beverly Sackler Prize in the Physical Sciences, awarded at Tel Aviv University (TAU), has been established is awarded alternatively in the fields of Physics and Chemistry. The prize is intended to encourage dedication to science, originality and excellence by rewarding outstanding young scientists.The Chemistry field for the Year 2017 is entitled: Magnetic Resonance

Nomination Deadline: 12/08/2017
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Prize Amount: $100,000

Title: Peter Gruber Foundation Neuroscience Prize

The Neurobiology Prize honors scientists for major discoveries that have advanced the understanding of the nervous system.The Prize, established in 2004, is an unrestricted cash award of $500,000, a gold medal inscribed with the recipient's name, and a citation describing the achievement for which the recipient is being honored. It is awarded each year to a person or persons chosen by a distinguished advisory board of neuroscience experts from nominations that are received from around the world

Nomination Deadline: 12/15/2017
Past Due Date: 12/15/2015
Prize Amount: $500,000