List of Distinguished Awards and Prizes

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Title: Norton M. Ross Award for Excellence in Clinical Research - American Dental Association

The Norton M. Ross Award, established in 1991, is presented annually in memory of Dr. Norton M. Ross, a dentist and pharmacologist who spent most of his career in academic and research positions. Dr. Ross elevated clinical research to a higher level of scientific standards, and his contributions to the fields of oral medicine and dental clinical research have had a positive and lasting influence on the public's oral health.CriteriaThe Award recognizes an individual who has made significant contributions in clinical investigations that have advanced the diagnosis, treatment, and/or prevention of craniofacial-oral-dental diseases, as well as outstanding research endeavors in other areas. Selection is based upon the scope of the nominee's research, with special emphasis on its impact on clinical dentistry and on publications in refereed journals.  Award recipients typically demonstrate a high level of creativity and innovation.The American Dental Association sponsors the Norton M. Ross Award with the generous support of Johnson & Johnson Healthcare Products, Division of McNeil-PPC, Inc.

Nomination Deadline: 06/24/2018
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Prize Amount: $5000

Title: Dr. Charles Mérieux Award for Achievement in Vaccinology and Immunology

Dr. Charles Mérieux Award for Achievement in Vaccinology and Immunology honors individuals whose loutstanding lifetime contributions whose fight against vaccine preventable diseases have led to significant improvement in public health.honors individuals whose outstanding lifetime contributions to the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases have led to significant improvement in public health. - See more at: http://www.nfid.org/awards/merieux#sthash.QIqreFVV.dpufThe Dr. Charles Mérieux Award for Achievement in Vaccinology and Immunology honors individuals whose outstanding lifetime contributions to the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases have led to significant improvement in public health. The award is named for Dr. Charles Mérieux, the distinguished French scientist who devoted his life to fighting infectious diseases globally, combining his medical knowledge with an understanding of business to develop one of the world’s leading vaccine laboratories, the Pasteur Institute. Dr. Mérieux was also a founder of the French Institute of Foot- and-Mouth Disease (later renamed the Mérieux Institute), and used in-vitro cultivation to produce millions of doses of vaccines. First offered in 2005, the award is presented annually at the Annual Conference on Vaccine Research.- See more at: http://www.nfid.org/awards/merieux#sthash.QIqreFVV.dpufThe Dr. Charles Mérieux Award for Achievement in Vaccinology and Immunology honors individuals whose outstanding lifetime contributions to the fight against vaccine-preventable diseases have led to significant improvement in public health. The award is named for Dr. Charles Mérieux, the distinguished French scientist who devoted his life to fighting infectious diseases globally, combining his medical knowledge with an understanding of business to develop one of the world’s leading vaccine laboratories, the Pasteur Institute. Dr. Mérieux was also a founder of the French Institute of Foot- and-Mouth Disease (later renamed the Mérieux Institute), and used in-vitro cultivation to produce millions of doses of vaccines. First offered in 2005, the award is presented annually at the Annual Conference on Vaccine Research. - See more at: http://www.nfid.org/awards/merieux#sthash.QIqreFVV.dpuf

Nomination Deadline: 06/30/2018
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Title: Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement

The Award, developed in 1988, now recognizes scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of infectious diseases or public health.

Nomination Deadline: 06/30/2018
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Prize Amount: glass sculpture

Title: BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award

The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards seek to recognize and encourage world-class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of lasting impact for their originality, theoretical significance and ability to push back the frontiers of the known world. These international awards include categories in the Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), Biomedicine, and Biology.

Nomination Deadline: 06/30/2018
Past Due Date: 06/01/2012
Prize Amount: 400,000 euros

Title: The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award

The Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Humanitarian Award was established in 1997 by the NFID Board of Directors to honor those individuals whose outstanding humanitarian efforts and achievements have contributed significantly to improving the health of humankind. Criteria on which selection is based include:

  • Legislative or administrative contributions
  • Humanitarian service and/or
  • Public education activities

 The Award is named for former President and Mrs. Carter, who as outstanding humanitarians, have worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life for people worldwide. In recognition of their efforts to resolve conflict peacefully, promote democracy, protect human rights, and prevent and eradicate disease,

Nomination Deadline: 06/30/2018
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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.

Nomination Deadline: 07/27/2018
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Prize Amount: $200,000

Title: The ASCB-Gibco Emerging Leader Prize for non-tenured independent investigators

The prize is the result of a partnership between ASCB and Gibco to support excellence in science. ASCB and Gibco recognize the challenging times that up-and-coming leaders in scientific research face, and are determined to do everything possible to raise the visibility of our most promising young independent investigators who are at an early stage in their careers.Successful applicants must have outstanding scientific accomplishments with a strong publication track record that will be evaluated on the significance of their discoveries and the contribution to the field of cell biology and basic biomedical research. To be eligible applicants must be independent investigators who are not yet in a tenured position. Both U.S. and international scientists are welcome to apply. Applicants must be ASCB members.

Nomination Deadline: 07/31/2018
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Prize Amount: Three $5000 prizes

Title: Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research

The prestigious Pezcoller Foundation–AACR International Award for Cancer Research was established in 1997 to annually recognize a scientist of international renown: - who has made a major scientific discovery in basic cancer research OR who has made significant contributions to translational cancer research; -who continues to be active in cancer research and has a record of recent, noteworthy publications; and -whose ongoing work holds promise for continued substantive contributions to progress in the field of cancer.

Nomination Deadline: 08/10/2018
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Prize Amount: 75,000 Euros

Title: Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Science

In 1971, the Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Resarch was established as an expression of the conviction that educational institutions have an important role to play in the encouragement and development of basic science as it applies to medicine. Medals are presented annually at Brandeis University on the basis of recommendations of a panel of outstanding scientists selected by the Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center. Awards are given to scientists for recent discoveries of particular originality and importance to basic medical research. A $30,000 prize and a medallion (pictured) accompanies each award. Since its inception, Brandeis University has placed great emphasis on basic science and its relationship to medicine. With the formation of the Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, made possible by the generosity of Lewis S. Rosenstiel in 1968, research in basic medical science has been significantly expanded. These awards are viewed as a means of extending the Center's support beyond the campus community.

Nomination Deadline: 08/31/2018
Past Due Date: 08/31/2012
Prize Amount: $30,000

Title: McEwen Award for Innovation, International Society for Stem Cell Research

The McEwen Award for Innovation, supported by the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine in Toronto, Ontario Canada, recognizes original thinking and ground-breaking research pertaining to stem cells or regenerative medicine that opens new avenues of exploration towards the understanding or treatment of human disease or affliction.

Nomination Deadline: 09/07/2018
Past Due Date: 10/23/2013
Prize Amount: $100,000