Awards Committee

The Awards Committee is comprised of key persons from each department including but not limited to: Chairs, Vice Chairs for Research, and some Deans. The function of this site is to help these key persons review available award and prize opportunities so that they may identify appropriate nominees and nominators for these opportunities. (Several of the awards listed are by invitation only, available to select institutions including our university.)

Our long term goal with the creation of this committee is to improve the degree to which our faculty are nominated and recognized for their oustanding achievements in the biomedical community. This will also in turn increase recognition for each department and the university as a whole.

Gordon N. Gill, M.D.
Retired, Associate Vice Chancellor for Scientific Affairs

This site provides a listing of available awards and prizes, organized by deadline for the full calendar year: January through December. If you have suggestions for this page, or awards that you would like added, please email


OrganizationTitle of AwardAmount
Annual Deadline*
*Please be sure to check the website as dates may change yearly.



Vanderbilt UniversityVanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science$25,000January 28

Recognition of a woman scientist for oustanding research accomplishments and mentorship of women in science.

Sponsor's Website

Columbia University in the City of New YorkLouisa Gross Horwitz Prize for Biology or BiochemistryHonorarium and CitationJanuary 31

Biology or biochemistry. Group or institution.


Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation

Lasker Medical Research Awards

February 1

1. Basic Medical Research

2. Clinical Medical Research

Sponsor's Website

Indiana University School of MedicineMark Brothers of South Bend Lecture$4,000February 18 Sponsor's Website
Indiana University School of MedicineSteven C. Beering Award$25,000February 18

Advancement of Biomedical Science

Sponsor's Website

Federation of American Societies for Experimental BiologyFASEB Excellence in Science AwardMarch 1

Outstanding achievement by women in biological science.

Sponsor's Website

Keio University Medical Science FundKeio Medical Science PrizeCertificate of Merit, Medal & Monetary AwardMarch 18

Outstanding and creative achievements of researchers in the fields of medicine and life sciences, in particular those contributing to scientific developments in medicine.

Sponsor's Website

McGillThe Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases$60,000March 25

Outstanding research in the field of circulatory diseases by a scientific investigator or group of investigators whose contribution to knowledge in this field is deemed worthy of special recognition.

Sponsor's Website

National Foundation for Infectious DiseasesThe Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific AchievementPhysical AwardApril 22

Recognizes scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of infectious diseases or public health.

Sponsor's Website

National Foundation for Infectious DiseasesThe Jimmy and Rosalyn Carter Humanitarian AwardPhysical AwardApril 22

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.

Sponsor's Website

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterThe Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research$150,000April 29

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.

Sponsor's Website

Qatar Foundation

Wise Prize for Education*

*Limited Submission

April 15 - Internal

April 30

Sponsor's Website

*Submit through:
for internal review
Roberts Research (Western)J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine - Stem Cell Research$10,000May 1
AAMCAbraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education$10,000May 2 Sponsor's Website
AAMCAlpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards$5,000May 2 Sponsor's Website
AAMCAward for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences$5,000May 2 Sponsor's Website
AAMCDavid E. Rogers Award$10,000May 2 Sponsor's Website
AAMCHerbert W. Nickens Award$10,000May 2 Sponsor's Website
AAMCArnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award$5,000May 2 Sponsor's Website
AAMCSpencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community ServicecrystalMay 2 Sponsor's Website
AAMCHerbert W. Nickens Faculty Fellowship$15,000May 2 Sponsor's Website
AAMCHerbert W. Nickens Medical Student Scholarships$5,000May 2 Sponsor's Website
Institute of Medicine of the National Academies Lienhard Award$40,000May 9

Sponsor's Website

Institute of Medicine of the National AcademiesSarnat Prize$20,000May 9

Sponsor's Website

Japan Foundation for the Promotion of Science

2011 International Prize for Biology*

*Limited Submission


May 2 - internal

May 13

Sponsor's Website

*Submit through:
for internal review
Fundacion BBVA2010 BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award$569,360May 30 Sponsor's Website
The Franklin InstituteThe 2012 Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science$250,000May 31 Sponsor's Website
Ilse & Helmut Wachter Foundation of the Innsbruck Medical UniversityIlse & Helmut Wachter Award$21,351June 1 Sponsor's Website
The University of Oklahoma College of MedicinePatricia Price Browne Prize in Biomedical Ethics$10,000September 17 Sponsor's Website
Harvard Medical SchoolWarren Alpert Foundation Prize Scientific Advisory Committee$200,000September 20 Sponsor's Website
Gairdner FoundationCanada Gairdner International Awards


Framed citation

Commemorative Item

October 1

Persons whose: "seminal discoveries and major scientific contributions constitute an original and significant achievement in biomedical sciences".

Every branch of biomedicine. Field of translational research welcome.

Sponsor's Website

Gairdner FoundationCanada Gairdner Wightman Award$100,000October 1

Canadian Descent

Leadership in medicine and medical science

Sponsor's Website

Gairdner FoundationCanda Gairdner Global Health Award


Framed Certificate



October 1

Major scientific advances in any one of four areas; namely basic science, clinical science, population or environmental health.

Sponsor's Website

Tel Aviv UniversityDan David Prize: Past$1,000,000

November 30

Sponsor's Website
Tel Aviv UniversityDan David Prize: Present$1,000,000

November 30

Sponsor's Website
Tel Aviv UniversityDan David Prize: Future$1,000,000

November 30

Sponsor's Website