Early Career

Vilcek Prize For Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $50,000 each to young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science. 

Prize Amount: 
50,000

In the case of unlimited submission prizes, nominators do not need to go through the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine's office. If nominators need assistance please contact Edward Canton(email link: edward_canton@hms.harvard.edu) in the Office for Research.

The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology

The Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology acknowledges the increasingly active and important role of neurobiology in advancing our understanding of the functioning of the brain and the nervous system -- a quest that seems destined for dramatic expansion in the coming decades. This international prize, established in 2002, encourages the work of promising young neurobiologists by providing support in the early stages of their careers.

Prize Amount: 
$25,000
Nomination Deadline: 
06/01/2021

In the case of unlimited submission prizes, nominators do not need to go through the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine's office. If nominators need assistance please contact Edward Canton(email link: edward_canton@hms.harvard.edu) in the Office for Research.

AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award

AAAS and Science Translational Medicine invite applications for the inaugural AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award. This annual award, funded by an endowment established through a generous bequest from Martin L. Wachtel, will honor an early-career investigator who has performed outstanding work in the field of cancer research. Entrants must have received their Ph.D. or M.D. within the last 10 years. The award winner will be invited to deliver a public lecture on his or her research and will receive a cash award of $25,000.

Prize Amount: 
$25,000

In the case of unlimited submission prizes, nominators do not need to go through the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine's office. If nominators need assistance please contact Edward Canton(email link: edward_canton@hms.harvard.edu) in the Office for Research.

HUGO (Human Genome Organisation) Chen Award - Chen New Investigator Award - 2 Awards

Chen Award for Distinguished Academic Achievement in Human Genetic and Genomic Research This award is to celebrate the achievement of a biomedical scientist:

Prize Amount: 
$5,000

In the case of unlimited submission prizes, nominators do not need to go through the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine's office. If nominators need assistance please contact Edward Canton(email link: edward_canton@hms.harvard.edu) in the Office for Research

Herbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship Award

The award recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member who has demonstrated leadership in the United States in addressing inequities in medical education and health care; demonstrated efforts in addressing educational, societal, and health care needs of minorities; and is committed to a career in academic medicine. This award recognizes an outstanding junior faculty member who holds the rank of assistant professor in a U.S. allopathic medical school department.

Prize Amount: 
$15,000

In the case of unlimited submission prizes, nominators do not need to go through the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine's office. If nominators need assistance please contact Edward Canton(email link: edward_canton@hms.harvard.edu) in the Office for Research

Sidney Baer Prize for Schizophrenia Research

The Baer Prize is selected by the current year’s Lieber Prize for Schizophrenia Research winner, and is typically a NARSAD Young Investigator at the Lieber Prize winner’s institution conducting outstanding work in schizophrenia research. A $40,000 prize is intended to support the recipient's important work in schizophrenia.The prize is bestowed at the annual New York City Awards Dinner held each October.  The presentation of the prize is intended to stimulate the career of the investigator and further the field of schizophrenia research.

Prize Amount: 
$40,000
Past Due Date: 
06/01/2012

In the case of unlimited submission prizes, nominators do not need to go through the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine's office. If nominators need assistance please contact Edward Canton(email link: edward_canton@hms.harvard.edu) in the Office for Research

Balzan Foundation's General Prize

The General Prize Committee announced that the Balzan Prizes will be awarded in the following fields: Epigenetics, jursiprudence, earth sciences, musicology;

Prize Amount: 
750,000 Swiss Francs
Past Due Date: 
03/15/2012
Website: 

www.balzan.org

In cases where only one nominee may be nominated from an institution, the Dean's office may form an ad hoc committee to identify candidates.

Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research

The Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research recognizes a new generation of leaders in cancer research, who are making significant contributions to the understanding of cancer or are improving the treatment of the disease through basic or clinical research. The prize is intended to encourage young investigators who have a unique opportunity to help shape the future of cancer research.

Prize Amount: 
$150,000

In the case of unlimited submission prizes, nominators do not need to go through the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine's office. If nominators need assistance please contact Edward Canton(email link: edward_canton@hms.harvard.edu) in the Office for Research

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

Prize Amount: 
$100,000

In the case of unlimited submission prizes, nominators do not need to go through the Dean of the Faculty of Medicine's office. If nominators need assistance please contact Edward Canton(email link: edward_canton@hms.harvard.edu) in the Office for Research

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