Cell Biology

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.

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

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 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.

Prize Amount: 
Three $5000 Prizes
Nomination Deadline: 
07/31/2015

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.

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.

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

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.

Nemmers Prize

Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science is awarded to those whose body of research exhibits outstanding achievement in medical science as demonstrated by works of lasting significance. 

Prize Amount: 
$200,000
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.

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.

Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences

The Wiley Prize recognizes a specific contribution or series of contributions that demonstrate significant leadership in the development of research concepts or their clinical application. Particular emphasis is placed on research that champions novel approaches and challenges accepted thinking in the biomedical sciences.

Prize Amount: 
$35,000
Nomination Deadline: 
09/30/2017

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.

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.

Ilse L Helmut Wachter Award

For exceptional scientific acheivements in all fields of medicine and is open to scinetists of all nationalities. Self-nominations are not accepted.Nominations must be in writing and include:

  • CV
  • List of most important publications
  • detailed report of the relevance of the scientific achievement

Nominations should be sent to:

Prize Amount: 
15,000 Euros
Nomination Deadline: 
05/31/2018

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.

Ilse & Helmut Wachter-Award

The award is given for exceptional scientific achievements in all fields of medicine and is open to scientists of all nationalities. The winner will be determined by the Organs of the Foundation from worldwide nominations; self-nominations will not be accepted. Nominations must be in writing and must include the curriculum vitae of the nominee, a list of his/her most important publications and a detailed report of the relevance of the scientific achievement, which is to be honoured.

Prize Amount: 
15,000 Euros

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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