Molecular Biology

Welch Award in Chemistry

The purpose of The Welch Award in Chemistry is to foster and encourage basic chemical research and to recognize, in a substantial manner, the value of chemical research contributions for the benefit of mankind.Any person can be considered for the award who has made important chemical research contributions which have had a significant, positive influence on mankind.  The award is intended to recognize contributions that have not previously been rewarded in a similar manner.

Prize Amount: 
$300,000
Nomination Deadline: 
01/31/2018
Past Due Date: 
01/30/2015

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.

Taubman Prize For Excellence in Translational Medical Science

This award is presented annually by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan. It is meant to recognize work in the crucial field of translational research being conducted by the clinician-scientist who has done the most to transform laboratory discoveries into clinical applications for patients suffering from disease.

Prize Amount: 
$100,000
Nomination Deadline: 
02/01/2018

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.

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.

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

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.

Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences

The Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) will present the sixth annual Lurie Prize, an award recognizing outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research.

Prize Amount: 
$100,000
Nomination Deadline: 
09/15/2017

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 DANONE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR NUTRITION

The 2013 DANONE INTERNATIONAL PRIZE FOR NUTRITION recognizes a single researcher or research team leading a major advancement in nutrition science, including new concepts and research fields with potential application for human diet and health. The innovative research, including mechanisms, disease prevention and management, behavior, economics, public health, or expanding the frontiers of food science and nutrition, are within scope.

Prize Amount: 
120,000 Euros
Nomination Deadline: 
11/15/2018

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.

American Society for Cell Biology E.B. Wilson Medal

The ASCB's highest honor for science, the E.B. Wilson Medal is presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for far-reaching contributions to cell biology over a lifetime in science.Nominators must be members of the ASCB but nominees need not be. The nominating package should include the candidate's CV and no fewer than three and no more than five letters of support.

Nomination Deadline: 
04/01/2018

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.

William Allan Award

The William Allan Award is the top prize given by the American Society of Human Genetics; it was established in 1961 in memory of William Allan (1881-1943), who was one of the first American physicians to conduct extensive research in human genetics. The Allan Award is presented annually to recognize substantial and far-reaching scientific contributions to human genetics, carried out over a sustained period of scientific inquiry and productivity. The recipient is presented with an engraved medal and a monetary award of $10,000 at the ASHG Annual Meeting.

Prize Amount: 
$10,000
Nomination Deadline: 
04/12/2018

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.

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.          

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

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.

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.

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

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.

National Academy of Sciences Awards

The NAS is accepting nominations for its 2014 awards in a wide range of fields spanning the physical, biological, and social sciences. Nominations will be accepted through September 30, 2013 for most awards.

Prize Amount: 
Varies
Nomination Deadline: 
10/01/2017

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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