List of Distinguished Awards and Prizes

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Title: Peter Gruber Foundation Genetics Prize

The Genetics Prize is presented to a leading scientist, or up to three, in recognition of groundbreaking contributions to any realm of genetics research.

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

Title: Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience

The Edward M. Scolnick Prize Neuroscience is awarded annually by the McGovern Institute to recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience. The prize, which is endowed through a gift from Merck to the McGovern Institute, consists of a $100,000 award, plus an inscribed gift. The recipient of the Scolnick Prize presents a public lecture at the McGovern Insitute for Brain Research in the spring of 2013. A gala dinner for the recipient and invited guests follows the prize lecture.Candidates for the award must be nominated by individuals affiliated with universities, hospitals, medicals schools, or research institutes, with a background in neuroscience.

Nomination Deadline: 12/15/2017
Past Due Date: 12/15/2015
Prize Amount: $100,000

Title: Edwin G. Conklin Medal in Developmental Biology

The Edwin G. Conklin Medal in Developmental Biology is awarded yearly by the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) to recognize a developmental biologist who has made and is continuing to make extraordinary research contributions to the field, and who is also an excellent mentor who has helped train the next generation of outstanding scientists.

Nomination Deadline: 12/15/2017
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Prize Amount: $2000

Title: Society of Developmental Biology Lifetime Achievement Award

Awarded yearly by the Society for Developmental Biology (SDB) to a developmental biologist who has made outstanding and sustained contributions to the field of developmental biology, and has been an excellent mentor who has helped train the next generation of outstanding scientists. Typically, the award is given during the third trimester of the recipient’s career, to allow sufficient time to assess the impact of his/her contributions.

Nomination Deadline: 12/15/2017
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Prize Amount: $2000

Title: Viktor Hamburger Outstanding Educator Prize

This award recognizes individuals who have made outstanding contributions to developmental biology education.Eligibility: A nominee must have made outstanding contributions to education in developmental biology or related disciplines. Contributions will be construed in the broadest context and may include teaching at any level; training professionals; organizing and administrating programs; integrating developmental biology into our educational system; or disseminating reliable information to professional members, to prospective developmental biologists, to students in other fields, or to the general public. The prize winner must be able to deliver the award lecture at the SDB Annual Meeting.

Nomination Deadline: 12/15/2017
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Prize Amount: $2000

Title: Gruber Neuroscience Prize

Nominations for the Neuroscience Prize are invited annually and may be submitted by individuals, organizations, and institutions that are active in or have an appreciation for contemporary neuroscience research and study.Who may be nominated?Individuals from anywhere in the world who have conducted highly distinguished research in the field of the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nervous system.

Nomination Deadline: 12/15/2017
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Prize Amount: $500,000

Title: Alfred W. Bressler Prize in Vision Science

The Bressler Prize recognizes a professional in the field of vision science or opthamology whose leadership, research and service have resulted in important advancements in the treatment of eye disease or rehabilitation of persons with vision loss.

Nomination Deadline: 12/31/2017
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Prize Amount: $50,000

Title: Antonio Champalimaud Vision Award

The award is given alternately between contributions to overall vision research (even numbered years) and contributions to the alleviation of visual problems, primarily in developing countries (odd numbered years). The recipients of the award are productive laboratories/organisations or collaborative efforts and this may involve groups from more than one institution or discipline.

Nomination Deadline: 12/31/2017
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Prize Amount: 1,000,000 Euros

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.

Nomination Deadline: 01/11/2018
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Prize Amount: Citation

Title: The Ernst H. Bárány Prize

The Council of ISER awards an International Prize in honor of Professor Ernst H. Bárány, for his distinguished work in the field of ocular pharmacology. This award is presented to a distinguished scientist who has made outstanding contributions in research that increases our understanding of ocular pharmacology directly related to or applicable to glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, macular degeneration, or related retinal diseases. The Ernst H. Bárány Prize is awarded at each Biennial Meeting of the Society of Eye Research. Nominations will be open in 2014.

Nomination Deadline: 01/15/2018
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