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Awards by Organization


Albany Medical Center
Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research
http://www.amc.edu/Academic/AlbanyPrize/
Prize:                            $500,000 award
Est. Due Date:             December 6                    
The Albany Medical Center Prize has been created to provide national and international recognition to a physician, biomedical scientist, or group of physicians or scientists, who have made extraordinary and sustained leadership contributions to improving healthcare and patient care; or who have successfully pursued innovative biomedical research with demonstrated translational benefits applied to improved patient care. It is the largest medical prize in the U.S. and the second largest in the world outside of the Nobel Prize.

Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation
Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award
http://www.laskerfoundation.org/
Prize:                            $250,000 award; Citation; Statuette
Est. Due Date:             February 3                    
The Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award honors scientists whose fundamental investigations have provided techniques, information, or concepts contributing to the elimination of major causes of disability or death.

Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation
Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
http://www.laskerfoundation.org/
Prize:                            $250,000 award, Citation, Statuette
Est. Due Date:             February 3                     
The Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award honors investigators whose contributions have improved the clinical treatment of patients.

Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation
Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award
http://www.laskerfoundation.org/
Prize:                            $250,000 award, Citation, Statuette
Est. Due Date:             February 3                     
The Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award honors men and women who have helped make possible the federal legislation and funding that supports research, and who have created public communication, public health, and advocacy programs of major importance. Award is offered every other year (odd years), alternating with Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science (even years).
Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation
Lasker-Koshland Award for Special Achievement in Medical Science
http://www.laskerfoundation.org/
Prize:                            $250,000 award, Citation, Statuette
Est. Due Date:             February 3                     
This Award honors scientists whose contributions to research and scientific statemanship are of unique magnitude, and whose professional career has engendered within the biomedical community the deepest feelings of awe and respect. Scientists who have previously won a Lasker Award are ineligible for this Award. Award offered every other year (even years), alternating with Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award (odd years).
A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute, University of Michigan
Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science
http://www.taubmaninstitute.org/taubman-prize/
Prize:                            $100,000
Est. Due Date:             February 1                  
Offered annually by the A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute at the University of Michigan, the $100,000 prize recognizes 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.

American Chemical Society (ACS); Biological Chemistry Division
Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry
http://www.divbiolchem.org/awards/nominations/
Prize:                           
Est. Due Date:             June 15                  
Nominees shall have accomplished outstanding research in biological chemistry of unusual merit and independence of thought and originality. Nominee shall not have passed the 38th birthday by April 30 of the year of the award, and shall be actively engaged in the line of research for which the award is made. This prize cannot be made to a person who received another award sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company for the same technical accomplishment.

American Chemical Society (ACS); Biological Chemistry Division
Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry
http://www.divbiolchem.org/awards/nominations/
Prize:                           
Est. Due Date:             June 15                     
Nominees shall have accomplished outstanding work in enzyme chemistry where the presence of enzyme action is unequivocally demonstrated.  The nominee shall be engaged in non-commercial work and shall not have passed the 40th birthday by April 30 of the year of the award.  This prize cannot be made to a person who received another award sponsored by Pfizer, Inc., for the same technical accomplishment.

American College of Physicians (ACP)
American College of Physicians Award for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine
http://www.acponline.org/about_acp/awards_masterships/call_for_nom.htm
Prize:                           
Est. Due Date:             July 1                    
This award is bestowed for outstanding work in science as related to
medicine. Scientists of any country and in any field, whether non-clinical or clinical, biochemical, biological, physical, or social, shall be eligible for this award. An MD shall not be required.

American College of Physicians (ACP)
John Phillips Memorial Award
http://www.acponline.org/about_acp/awards_masterships/call_for_nom.htm
Prize:                           
Est. Due Date:             July 1                    
This award is bestowed for outstanding work in clinical medicine.  Clinical medicine shall be interpreted to include all phases of clinical research or practice of medicine.  The recipient shall hold an MD or its equivalent medical degree. 

American College of Physicians (ACP)
William C. Menninger Memorial Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Science of Mental Health
http://www.acponline.org/about_acp/awards_masterships/call_for_nom.htm
Prize:                           
Est. Due Date:             July 1                     
This award is bestowed for distinguished contributions to the science of mental health. The awardee is required to give a lecture at the Annual Session following his/her election.

American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)
Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award
http://www.the-asci.org/award.shtml
Prize:                            $10,000 unrestricted grant; Lecture at award ceremony
Est. Due Date:            October 18                  
The Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award is named in honor of Dr. Korsmeyer, who was the first recipient of the Award in 1998, and who passed away in March 2005.  The annual award recognizes the outstanding achievements of an ASCI member in advancing knowledge in a specific field and in mentoring future generations of life-science researchers.  Nominees must be ASCI members who are age 55 or younger on January 1 of the year of the award. 

American Society for Clinical Investigation/Harrington Discovery Institute, Univ Hospitals Case Med Center
Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine
http://www.harringtondiscovery.org/theprize
Prize:                            $20,000 unrestricted honorarium
Est. Due Date:            August 15                  
The Harrington Prize, presented by the American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) and the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, honors a physician-scientist who has moved science forward with achievements notable for innovation, creativity and potential for clinical application. Nominees must hold an MD or equivalent degree, need not be an ASCI member, must be available to deliver the Harrington Prize Lecture at ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting, and must submit a review article for publication in April issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation.

The ASCI, established in 1908, is one of the nation's oldest and most respected medical honor societies. The ASCI is dedicated to the advancement of research that extends the understanding and improves the treatment of human diseases, and its members are committed to mentoring future generations of physician-scientists. The Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, part of a national initiative unveiled in February 2012 called the Harrington Project, is a non-profit medical institute dedicated to physician-scientists, enabling them to transform breakthrough insights into novel therapies that enhance patient care.

American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
Eli Lilly and Company Research Award in Microbiology and Immunology
http://www.asm.org/index.php/awards/research
Prize:                            $5,000 award; Commemorative piece; Lilly Award Lecture
Est. Due Date:             July 1                  
This award is the ASM’s oldest and most prestigious prize.  It rewards fundamental research of unusual merit in microbiology or immunology by an individual on the threshold of his/her career.  Nominees must not have reached his/her 45th birthday by April 30 of the year the award is given. 

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education
https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/awards/flexner/
Prize:                            $10,000 award
Est. Due Date:             May 2                    
The Abraham Flexner Award for Distinguished Service to Medical Education is awarded annually to an individual for extraordinary contributions to the medical education community. The award was first presented by the Association in 1958 and is the AAMC's most prestigious honor. The Flexner Award recognizes the highest standards in medical education and honors individuals whose impact on medical education is national in scope.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
AOA/Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Award
https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/awards/glaser/
Prize:                            $10,000 award; $2,500 to SOM; $1,000 to SOM AOA chapter
Est. Due Date:             May 2                      
The Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards were established by the AOA medical honor society in 1988 to provide national recognition to faculty members who have distinguished themselves in medical student education. The award is named for long-time AOA executive secretary Robert J. Glaser, M.D. Up to four awards will be granted each year.  

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences
https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/awards/research/
Prize:                            $5,000 award
Est. Due Date:             May 2                      
This award was established in 1947 and recognizes outstanding clinical or laboratory research by a medical school faculty member related to health and disease that has contributed to the substance of medicine.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Herbert W. Nickens, M.D. Award
https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/awards/nickens-leadership/
Prize:                            $10,000 award
Est. Due Date:             May 2                     
The award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and health care equities for people in the United States. The recipient receives a $10,000 award and presents the Nickens Lecture at the AAMC Annual Meeting.

Dr. Nickens believed that a multidisciplinary approach is needed to address inequities in health. Because of this, nominees may come from a wide range of fields, including medicine, dentistry, education, law, nursing, pharmacy, public health, and social and behavioral sciences.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service
https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/awards/community-service/
Prize:                            Crystal award
Est. Due Date:             May 2                      
The Award for Outstanding Community Service is presented annually to a U.S. member institution or organization with a longstanding, major institutional commitment to addressing community needs. The award was renamed in 2007 to honor Spencer “Spike” Foreman, former AAMC Chair and president of Montefiore Medical Center. During his tenure as AAMC Chair, Foreman was the driving force behind the establishment of the community service award.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)
Women in Medicine and Science Leadership Development Awards
https://www.aamc.org/members/gwims/
Prize:                            Inscribed plaque
Est. Due Date:            June 2                    
The Women in Medicine Leadership Development Awards recognize individual and organizational contributions to advancing women leaders in academic medicine. Since the first award in 1993, these prestigious awards have recognized 16 individuals and seven medical school based women in medicine programs.  The award presentation is made during the Women in Medicine luncheon at the AAMC Annual meeting. The AAMC will cover travel expenses. Awardees receive an inscribed plaque and one complimentary registration for one of the AAMC's popular Women Faculty Professional Development Seminars.

Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)
David E. Rogers Award
https://www.aamc.org/initiatives/awards/rogers/
Prize:                            $10,000 award
Est. Due Date:             May 2                     
Sponsored by the AAMC and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, this award honors David E. Rogers, M.D., a former president of the foundation and an exemplar of academic medicine's commitment to meeting the health care needs of our nation. The award recognizes a medical school faculty member who has made major contributions to improving the health and health care of the American people. 

BBVA Foundation
Frontiers of Knowledge Award
https://w3.grupobbva.com/TLFU/premios/fronteras/en/index.html
Prize:                            400,000 euro prize money; Diploma; Commemorative artwork
Est. Due Date:             June 30               
In 2008, the BBVA Foundation, in collaboration with the Spanish Council for Scientific Research (CSIC) created the Frontiers of Knowledge Awards to recognize research and creative work of excellence, as embedded in significant scientific advances of a theoretical, methodological or empirical nature, technological innovations and developments, and outstanding works and/or singular artistic or performing styles in the plastic arts, music and architecture. Honors will also go to diverse endeavors (from research through to practical actions and programs) addressing two core concerns of the global society of the 21st century: climate change and development cooperation. Awards will be granted for outstanding contributions in eight prize categories, spanning two conceptual domains: Creativity in Scientific Research and the Arts: 1) Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), 2) Biomedicine, 3) Ecology and Conservation Biology, 4) Information and Communication Technologies, 5) Economics, Finance and Management, 6) Arts (Music, Painting, Sculpture, Architecture); and Core Concerns of the 21st Century: 7) Climate Change, and 8) Development Cooperation.

Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation
Heinrich Wieland Prize
http://www.heinrich-wieland-preis.de/
Prize:                            100,000 euro; Medal
Est. Due Date:             February 28                    
The prize promotes research on lipids and related substances in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and clinical medicine. The nominee's work should have been published during the past ten years. The prize is named after Professor Heinrich Wieland (1877-1957), a Nobel Prize Laureate in chemistry in 1927 and leading lipid chemist during the first half of the 20th century. 

Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
http://www.breakthroughprizeinlifesciences.org
Prize:                            up to six annual prizes; $3 million each
Est. Due Date:            June 30                    
The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences is founded by Art Levinson, Sergey Brin, Anne Wojcicki, Mark Zuckerberg and Priscilla Chan, and Yuri Milner to recognize excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life. In 2013, Jack Ma and his wife Cathy Zhang joined the founding sponsors to increase the number of awards offered each year from five to six. The prize is administered by the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to advancing breakthrough research, celebrating scientists and generating excitement about the pursuit of science as a career. Up to six $3 million prizes will be awarded annually for past achievements in the field of life sciences, with the aim of providing the recipients with more freedom and opportunity to pursue even greater future accomplishments.

Anyone can nominate a candidate online, with no limit on the number of nominations submitted. Nominators can be from the candidate’s home institution. Shared nominations can be submitted by preparing two individual nominations and referencing the collaborative work in each.

Clinical Research Forum
CRF Top 10  Clinical Research Achievement Awards
www.clinicalresearchforum.org
Prize:                           Monetary award
Est. Due Date:            January 3                    
First offered in 2012, these awards recognize outstanding research projects that 1) represent innovation, creativity and scientific advancement, 2) contribute to the understanding of human disease and/or human physiology, and/or 3) demonstrate impact on the prevention, diagnosis or treatment of disease. Eligible research includes: 1) patient oriented research (mechanisms of human disease, therapeutic interventions, clinical trials, development of new technologies), 2) Epidemiological and behavioral, 3) outcomes and health services, and 4) human physiology.

Ten research projects will be honored. The top accomplishment will receive the “Herbert Pardes, MD Clinical Research Excellence Award”; the second and third top accomplishments will receive the “Distinguished Clinical Research Achievement Award.” Winners will be recognized at the Clinical Research Forum Annual Meeting in April.

Columbia University
Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for Biology or Biochemistry
http://www.cumc.columbia.edu/research/horwitz-prize
Prize:                           Honorarium; Citation
Est. Due Date:            January 31                     
Each year, since its inception in 1967, the Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize has been awarded by Columbia University for outstanding basic research in the fields of biology or biochemistry. The purpose of this award is to honor a scientific investigator, or group of investigators, whose contributions to knowledge in either of these fields are deemed worthy of special recognition. The prize may be awarded to an individual or a group. When the prize is awarded to a group, the honorarium will be divided among the recipients, and each member will receive a citation. Preference will be given to work done in the recent past.
Dan David Foundation/Tel Aviv University
Dan David Prize
http://www.dandavidprize.org
Prize:                           Three prizes of US $1,000,000 awarded annually
Est. Due Date:            November 30                     
The Dan David Prize is a joint international enterprise, endowed by the Dan David Foundation and headquartered at Tel Aviv University. The Prize recognizes and encourages innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. The Prize covers three time dimensions -- Past, Present, and Future -- that represent realms of human achievement. Each year one field is chosen within each time dimension. The PAST refers to fields that expand knowledge of former times. The PRESENT recognizes achievements that shape and enrich society today. The FUTURE focuses on breakthroughs that hold great promise for improvement of our world.

Three prizes of one million US dollars each are granted annually in the fields chosen for the three time dimensions. The prizes are granted to individuals or institutions with proven, exceptional, distinct excellence in the sciences, arts, and humanities that have made an outstanding contribution to humanity.

Ten percent of the prize is donated by the laureates as scholarships to graduate students in their respective fields.

Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB)
FASEB Excellence in Science Award
http://www.faseb.org/About-FASEB/Awards/Excellence-in-Science-Award.aspx
Prize:                            $10,000 unrestricted grant; Plaque; Lecture at society meeting
Est. Due Date:             March 1                     
The FASEB Excellence in Science Award is sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company to recognize outstanding achievement by women in biological science.  All women who are members of one or more of the societies of FASEB are eligible for nomination.  Nominators must also be a member of a FASEB Society.  Nominations recognize a woman whose career achievements have contributed significantly to further our understanding of a particular discipline by excellence in research.  Nominees are typically women who are senior in their field and nationally known for their outstanding contributions in research, leadership, and mentorship. 
Feinstein Institute for Medical Research/Molecular Medicine
Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine
http://molmed.org/awards/ross-prize
ize:                                $50,000, keynote lecture at award ceremony in New York in June
Est. Due Date:            October 3              
First awarded in 2013, the annual Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine, established by the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Molecular Medicine, is presented to an active investigator who has produced innovative research that is worthy of gaining attention in the field of molecular medicine. The accomplishments of the Ross Prize winner reflect a rapidly-rising career trajectory of discovery and invention.

Qualified nominators include: 1) Contributing Editors, Corresponding Authors, and Peer Reviewers of Molecular Medicine, 2) Members of National Academies, 3) Medical School Deans, 4) previous winners of the prize, and 5) others by invitation (email rossprize@molmed.org to request invitation)

Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH)
Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences
http://www.fnih.org
ize:                                $100,000
Est. Due Date:            October 14              
First offered in 2013 by the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH), the Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences recognizes outstanding achievement by a young scientist in biomedical research. Candidates must be age 52 or younger.

Franklin Institute
Benjamin Franklin Medal in Life Science
http://www.fi.edu/franklinawards/
Prize:                            Medal
Est. Due Date:             Any time                    
This is an international competition for individuals whose work has a significant impact on the aforementioned fields of science and is not restricted by theme or topic.  The subject of the candidate’s research must be an invention, discovery, technological development, or a body of work reflecting extraordinary insight, skill, or creativity.

Franklin Institute
Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science
http://www.fi.edu/franklinawards/
Prize:                            $250,000 award; Gold medal
Est. Due Date:             May 31                      
The Bower Award recognizes outstanding achievement in life, physical, and applied sciences; innovation in the sciences; and training of scientists.  Each year the Award focuses on a predetermined field of exploration. 

Gairdner Foundation
Canada Gairdner International Award
http://www.gairdner.org
Prize:                            $100,000 (CDN) award; Citation; Sculpture
Est. Due Date:             October 1                   
The purpose of these awards is to honor and reward outstanding biomedical scientists who have made original contributions to medicine with the ultimate goal of contributing through research to the conquest for disease and relief of human suffering.  The awards are international in scope and three to six winners are chosen annually.  A joint award for the same discovery or contribution may be given, usually to no more than two individuals. 

Gruber Foundation
Gruber Genetics Prize
http://gruber.yale.edu/
Prize:                            $500,000 award; Gold medal
Est. Due Date:             December 15                  
Established in 2001, the Genetics Prize has been awarded for fundamental insights in the field of genetics.  These may include original discoveries in genetic function, regulation, transmission, and variation, as well as in genomic organization. 
Gruber Foundation
Gruber Neuroscience Prize
http://gruber.yale.edu/
Prize:                            $500,000 award; Gold medal
Est. Due Date:             December 15                 
Established in 2004, the Neuroscience Prize of the Gruber Foundation honors men and women from anywhere in the world who have done the most distinguished work in the field of the brain, spinal cord, and peripheral nervous system. 
Hastings Center
Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards
http://www.cunniffdixon.org/hastings-center-cunniff-dixon-physician-awards
Prize:                            $25,000-senior physician; $25,000-mid career physician; three $15,000 prizes-early career
Est. Due Date:            October 31                 
First awarded in 2010, the Hastings Center Cunniff-Dixon Physician Awards are presented annually to physicians in recognition of clinical contributions and commitment to the cause of end-of-life medical care. Prizes in the amount of $25,000 will be awarded to one senior physician (20+ years in practice) and one in mid-career (8-19 years in practice) who have demonstrated an exemplary commitment to patients near the end of life through their doctoring, their research, and/or their service to their community. Three additional awards in the amount of $15,000 will go to early-career physicians (0-7 years) who have already demonstrated exemplary efforts with patients near the end of life. [Note: the amount of time in total practice will be counted, not the amount of time in this particular field.]

Nominees must be licensed physicians practicing in the U.S. Any individual or group -- including professional associates, patients, and their families -- may submit nominations. The awards are funded by the Cunniff-Dixon Foundation. The Hastings Center administers the awards with The Duke Institute on Care at the End of Life.

Inamori Foundation
Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences
http://www.inamori-f.or.jp/e_kp_out_out.html
Prize:                            50 million yen award; Diploma; Gold medal
Est. Due Date:             September 16                    
Nominations by invitation only.  The Kyoto Prize is an international award to honor those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind.  Specific fields to be awarded in a given year are rotated.  Basic Sciences Fields:  1)  Biological Sciences (Evolution, Behavior, Ecology, Environment), 2) Mathematical Sciences, 3) Earth and Planetary Sciences, Astronomy and Astrophysics), 4) Life Sciences (Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Neurobiology).

InBev-Baillet Latour Fund
InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize
http://www.inbevbailletlatour.com/index.cfm?ee=3|336
Prize:                            250,000 euro
Est. Due Date:            September 30                  
The first initiative of the InBev-Baillet Latour Fund aimed to reward projects of high human value, the Health Prize has been awarded since 1979. The Prize rewards medical research in one of the five research areas selected by a scientific committee. This personal award is granted every year for outstanding achievements in biomedical research for the benefit of human health. It was established to recognize scientific merit and to encourage the laureate in the pursuit of his/her creative research, and is therefore intended for currently active biomedical scientists. Exceptionally, the Prize may be shared by two people who have collaborated closely over a long period.

Themes: 2015-Metabolic Disorders; 2016-Infectious Diseases and Immunology; 2017-Neurosciences

Indiana University School of Medicine
Steven C. Beering Award
Prize:                            $25,000 award; Lecture at Indiana University
Est. Due Date:            November 15               
The Beering Award, named for a former dean, is presented annually to an internationally recognized individual for outstanding research contribtuions to the advancement of biomedical or clinical science. 

Institute for Women's Health and Leadership, Drexel University College of Medicine
Marion Spencer Fay Award
http://www.drexelmed.edu/IWHL
Prize:                            $10,000 award
Est. Due Date:            March 28                
Marion Spencer Fay, PhD, was Dean and President of Women’s Medical College of Pennsylvania from 1946 to 1963. The National Board for Women in Medicine established an award in her name in 1963. Marion Spencer Fay was a pioneer. First presented in 1963, this award is given annually to a woman physician or scientist who has made an exceptionally significant contribution to health care, and/or who exhibits significant future potential as a practitioner, medical educator, administrator or research scientist.

Institute of Medicine (IOM)
Gustav O. Lienhard Award
http://www.iom.edu/Activities/Quality/Lienhard.aspx
Prize:                            $40,000 award; Medal
Est. Due Date:             May 5                      
The Gustav O. Lienhard Award, established in 1986, is presented annually by the Institute of Medicine (IOM) in honor of Gustav O. Lienhard, Chairman of the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation's Board of Trustees from 1971 to 1986. The award--a medal and $40,000--recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement in improving health care services in the United States. Support for the award is provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. Each year, a selection committee appointed by the IOM reviews nominations based on selection criteria that reflect the ideals and work of Mr. Lienhard and the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. The nominee/nominator do not need to be members of the IOM.

Japan Prize Foundation
Japan Prize
http://www.japanprize.jp
Prize:                            50 million yen; medal
Est. Due Date:             February 28                    
Nomination by invitation only. The Japan Prize is awarded to world-class scientists and technologists who were credited with original and outstanding achievements and contributed to the advancement of science and technology, thereby furthering the cause of peace and the prosperity of mankind. Eligible fields are designated each year within two Areas of Studies: 1) Physics, Chemistry, and Engineering; 2) Life Science, Agriculture, and Medicine.

AREA OF STUDIES II: LIFE SCIENCE, AGRICULTURE, AND MEDICINE:
2016 Field: Biological Production, Biological Environment / 2017 Field: Life Science

Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize
http://www.jsps.go.jp/english/e-noguchiafrica/nomination.html
Prize:                            $100 million yen prize; Citation; Medal
Est. Due Date:             July 31                  
Nomination by invitation only. Established by the Government of Japan in July 2006, the award honors individuals or organizations with outstanding achievements in the categories of Medical Research or Medical Services, thus contributing to the health and welfare of the African people and of all humankind. A prize will be awarded in each category every five years to coincide with the Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD).  
Johnson & Johnson Pharmacuetical Services, LLC
Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research
http://www.pauljanssenaward.com
Prize:                            $100,000 prize
Est. Due Date:             February 28         
The Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research was established by Johnson & Johnson in 2004 to honor Dr. Paul Janssen, founder of Janssen Pharmaceutica. The Award seeks to recognize a scientist (or group of scientists) who has made a significant contribution to research that has impacted, or has strong potential to impact, human health through the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease. First offered as a biennial award in 2006, the Award is now offered annually and includes a $100,000 cash prize. Recipients are chosen by an independent Selection Committee composed of world-leading scientists and clinicians.

Karolinska Institutet
Prize for Research in Medical Education
http://ki.se/ki/jsp/polopoly.jsp?d=1194&l=en
Prize:                            50,000 euro
Est. Due Date:            September 23           
The purpose of the Karolinska Institutet Prize for Research in Medical Education is to recognize and stimulate high quality research in medical education to thereby promote long-term improvements in educational practices. "Medical" includes all education and training within any health science profession. Nominees shall have made outstanding, and internationally recognized, contributions to research in medical education. Your nomination(s) may be based not only on studies made in a health science setting, but also on other research relevant to medical education. The nominee’s findings must have been published in internationally and generally available journals or books. All key publications must be available in English. The Prize can be shared by up to three individuals. The Prize Committee encourages nominations of female and promising young researchers.

Kavli Foundation
Kavli Prize in Neuroscience
http://www.kavliprize.no/seksjon/vis.html?tid=27455
Prize:                            $1 million prize; Scroll; Medal
Est. Due Date:             December 1          
The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the brain and nervous system, including molecular neuroscience, cellular neuroscience, systems neuroscience, neurogenetics, developmental neuroscience, cognitive neuroscience, computational neuroscience, and related facets of the brain and nervous system. The Kavli Prizes recognize scientists for their seminal advances in three research areas: astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. Consisting of a scroll, medal and cash award of one million dollars, a prize in each of these areas is awarded every two years beginning in 2008.
Keio University Medical Science Fund
Keio Medical Science Prize
http://www.ms-fund.keio.ac.jp/prize/
Prize:                            10 million yen award; Certificate of merit; Medal
Est. Due Date:             March 10           
The Keio Medical Science Prize gives recognition to the outstanding and creative achievements of researchers in the fields of medicine and life sciences, in particular those contributing to scientific developments in medicine. It aims to promote worldwide advances in medicine and life sciences, to encourage the expansion of researcher networks throughout the world, and to contribute to the well-being of humankind.

Awards are awarded annually, usually to each of two laureates (one from Japan). Candidates must be currently active in his/her field of research and is expected to further advance his/her field of research.

King Faisal Foundation
King Faisal International Prize in Medicine
http://www.kff.com/EN01/KFIP/KFIPIndex.html
Prize:                            $200,000 award; Certificate; Gold medallion
Est. Due Date:             May 1                 
The King Faisal International Prize has the distinction of being among the most prestigious of international awards to scholars and scientists who have made the most significant advances to benefit humanity and enrich human knowledge.  Each year, the selection committees designate subjects in Islamic Studies, Arabic Literature,Medicine, and Science. Subjects in Medicine are reflecting current areas of international concern.

King Faisal Foundation
King Faisal International Prize in Science
http://www.kff.com/EN01/KFIP/KFIPIndex.html
Prize:                            $200,000 award; Certificate; Gold medallion
Est. Due Date:             May 1                
The King Faisal International Prize has the distinction of being among the most prestigious of international awards to scholars and scientists who have made the most significant advances to benefit humanity and enrich human knowledge. Each year, the selection committees designate subjects in Islamic Studies, Arabic Literature, Medicine, and Science.  The Science subcategories cover a broad scope: physics, mathematics, chemistry and biology.

March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology
http://www.marchofdimes.com/research/prize-in-developmental-biology.aspx
Prize:                            $250,000 award; Roosevelt dime silver medal
Est. Due Date:             October 31                   
Each year, outstanding scientists are awarded the coveted March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology for research that has profoundly advanced the science that underlies our understanding of birth defects. The Prize has been awarded annually since 1996. The March of Dimes created the Prize as a tribute to Dr. Jonas Salk shortly before his death in 1995.

Individuals who are awarded the March of Dimes Prize are leaders in the field of developmental biology. Their pioneering research offers hope and opportunity to one day prevent and treat some of the most serious birth defects and other human diseases.

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal
http://www.nasonline.org/about-nas/awards/kovalenko-medal.html
Prize:                            $25,000 award; Medal
Est. Due Date:            October 1                   
Awarded every three years for important contributions to the medical sciences. Nominations are not restricted to NAS members.  Neither nominators nor nominees need to be NAS members.

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
NAS Award in Molecular Biology
http://www.nasonline.org/about-nas/awards/molecular-biology.html
Prize:                            $25,000 award; Medal
Est. Due Date:            October 1                  
Awarded annually for recent notable discovery in molecular biology by a young scientist who is a citizen of the United States. Nominees not to exceed age 45 at time of award. Neither nominators nor nominees need to be NAS members.
National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
NAS Award in the Neurosciences
http://www.nasonline.org/about-nas/awards/neurosciences.html
Prize:                            $25,000 award
Est. Due Date:            October 1                 
Awarded every three years in recognition of extraordinary contributions to progress in the fields of neuroscience, including neurochemistry, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, developmental neuroscience, neuroanatomy, and behavioral and clinical neuroscience. Neither nominators nor nominees need to be NAS members.
National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
NAS Pradel Research Award (neuroscience)
http://www.nasonline.org/about-nas/awards/pradel-research-award.html
Prize:                            $50,000 award
Est. Due Date:            October 1                
The Pradel Research Award is presented annually to recognize and further outstanding research in neuroscience; the award is given to support the recipient's research. The 2014 selection committee is seeking nominations of mid-career neuroscientists with outstanding records of accomplishment whose work is making major contributions to our understanding of the nervous system.

In June, 2010, the NAS Council approved the use of the Pradel Fund to establish an annual research award.

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
NAS Prize in Psychological and Cognitive Sciences
http://www.nasonline.org/about-nas/awards/psychological-cognitive-sciences.html
Prize:                            $200,000 award
Est. Due Date:            October 1                
Beginning in 2014, the $200,000 prize will be given biennially to an individual (or may be shared by two individuals) responsible for significant advances in the psychological and cognitive sciences with important implications for formal and systematic theory in these fields. The prize was established by a gift of $3.5 million from Richard C. Atkinson, president emeritus of the University of California and professor emeritus of cognitive science and psychology at the University of California, San Diego. The award is intended to recognize and support scientists in improving our understanding of how the mind works.

Although the psychological and cognitive sciences are long-established fields and many senior scientists are deserving of the award, the intent of the prize is to honor recent work in these areas of research. Recipients will be selected by NAS members in these disciplines, and prizes will be awarded at the NAS annual meeting.

National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
Richard Lounsbery Award (biology and medicine)
http://www.nasonline.org/about-nas/awards/richard-lounsbery-award.html
Prize:                            $50,000 award; Medal
Est. Due Date:            October 1                    
Intended to stimulate research and to encourage reciprocal scientific exchanges between the United States and France, this prize is given in alternate years to young American and French scientists in recognition of extraordinary scientific achievement in biology and medicine. Nominees not to exceed age 45 at time of award.  Neither nominators nor nominees need to be NAS members.

National Quality Forum/The Joint Commission
John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards (Individual Achievement)
http://www.jointcommission.org/topics/eisenberg_award.aspx
Prize:                           
Est. Due Date:            September 30                   
The John M. Eisenberg Patient Safety and Quality Awards were established in 2002 by the National Quality Forum (NQF) and The Joint Commission in memory of John M. Eisenberg, MD, Director of the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, a member of the founding Board of Directors of the NQF and an impassioned advocate for healthcare quality improvement. These annual awards perpetuate the enduring contributions of this health care and community leader by recognizing the achievements of individuals who have made significant contributions to improving patient safety and health care quality, and organizations who, through a specific initiative or project, have made an important contribution to patient safety and health care quality.

NOTE: The Eisenberg awards are presented annually at the NQF’s annual conference. All award recipients must be available to attend the NQF conference to receive the award.

Natonal Science Foundation
National Medal of Science
http://www.nsf.gov/od/nms/nominations.jsp
Prize:                            Medal
Est. Due Date:            March 31                 
The National Medal of Science, established by Congress in 1959, is the Nation’s highest honor for American scientists and engineers presented annually by the President of the United States. The NMS is presented to individuals deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the social/behavioral, physical, biological, chemical, mathematical, or engineering sciences. Nominations remain active for three years after submission and are reconsidered by the committee in subsequent annual review cycles.
Nobel Foundation
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine
http://www.nobelprize.org/
Prize:                            Cash award; Gold medal; Diploma; Lecture at Award Ceremony
Est. Due Date:             January 31                    
The Nobel Prize is the first international award given yearly since 1901 for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and peace. The Nobel Prizes are generally awarded to people who have done outstanding research, invented groundbreaking techniques or equipment, or made outstanding contributions to society. In the areas it is awarded in, it is generally regarded as the supreme commendation in the world today.

Passano Foundation
Passano Award
http://www.passanofoundation.org/
Prize:                           
Est. Due Date:             November 1                 
Beginning in 1945, the Passano Foundation has presented an award each year to a person or persons who have made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of medical science and whose work was done in the US.  Prime consideration is given to work that has immediate clinical value or gives promise of practical application in the near future.  

Prince Mahidol Award Foundation
Prince Mahidol Award in Medicine / Public Health
http://www.princemahidolaward.org/index.en.php
Prize:                            $50,000 award; Medal; Certificate
Est. Due Date:             May 31                     
The Prince Mahidol Award is conferred to individual(s) or institution(s) in two categories:

1) Medicine: for outstanding performance and/or research in the field of medicine for the benefit of mankind.
2) Public Health: for outstanding contribution in the field of public health for the sake of the well-being of the people.

Nominations remain active for three years.

Prince of Asturias Foundation
Prince of Asturias Award in Technical and Scientific Research
http://www.fpa.es/en/prince-of-asturias-awards/
Prize:                            50,000 euro, diploma, Joan Miro sculpture
Est. Due Date:             March 13                     
There are eight Prince of Asturias Awards: Communication and Humanities, Social Sciences, Arts, Letters, Technical and Scientific Research, International Cooperation, Concord and Sports. Taken as a whole, their aim is to reward the scientific, technical, cultural, social and humanistic work performed at an international level by individuals, institutions or groups of individuals or institutions. The nominees for any of these Awards are to be outstanding role models whose work or contribution is of unquestionable international standing.

For the Prince of Asturias Award for Technical and Scientific Research: The individual, institution or group of individuals or institutions whose findings or research work represent a relevant contribution to the progress of mankind in the fields of Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine or Environmental, Earth or Space Sciences, or to their associated techniques and technology.

Robarts Research Institute
J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine
http://www.robarts.ca/taylorprize
Prize:                            $25,000 award; Medallion
Est. Due Date:             May 1                      
The J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine is presented to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions in a specific area, defined for each year. 

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics
https://www.knaw.nl/en/awards/prijzen/heinekenprijzen/overzicht
Prize:                            $200,000 USD; trophy
Est. Due Date:             November 1                     
Awarded since 1964, the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics is awarded to an active researcher who is expected to continue his/her research activities for at least ten years, whose achievements in the field of biochemistry and biophysics -- including the biochemical and biophysical aspects of microbiology and the physiology of seed germination -- are outstanding, and whose achievements are a source of inspiration to many others. The award will be presented to a single individual. No restrictions are placed on the candidate’s nationality or sex. The Academy will particularly value the nomination of women.

The Heineken Prizes are international prizes awarded biannually to five internationally renowned scientists and one highly talented Dutch visual artist for their great merits to science, Dutch art and society. The scientific Heineken Prizes recognize and reward unique achievement in the fields of biochemistry and biophysics, medicine, environmental sciences, history, and cognitive science. The sixth Heineken Prize, the Heineken Prize for Art, is awarded every two years to an artist living and working in the Netherlands.

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
C.L. de Carvalho-Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science
https://www.knaw.nl/en/awards/prijzen/heinekenprijzen/overzicht
Prize:                            $200,000 USD; trophy
Est. Due Date:             November 1                     
Established in 2005, the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science is awarded to an active researcher who is expected to continue his/her research activities for at least ten years, whose achievements in the field of cognitive science are outstanding, and whose achievements are a source of inspiration to others. The award will be presented to a single individual. No restrictions are placed on the candidate’s nationality or sex. The Academy will particularly value the nomination of women.

The Heineken Prizes are international prizes awarded biannually to five internationally renowned scientists and one highly talented Dutch visual artist for their great merits to science, Dutch art and society. The scientific Heineken Prizes recognize and reward unique achievement in the fields of biochemistry and biophysics, medicine, environmental sciences, history, and cognitive science. The sixth Heineken Prize, the Heineken Prize for Art, is awarded every two years to an artist living and working in the Netherlands.

Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences
Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine
https://www.knaw.nl/en/awards/prijzen/heinekenprijzen/overzicht
Prize:                            $200,000 USD; trophy
Est. Due Date:             November 1                     
Awarded since 1989, the Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine is awarded to an active scientist who is expected to continue his/her research activities for at least ten years and whose achievements in the field of medical research are outstanding and have potential clinical application or have already led to an important clinical application.

The award will be presented to a single individual. No restrictions are placed on the candidate’s nationality or sex. The Academy will particularly value the nomination of women.

The Heineken Prizes are international prizes awarded biannually to five internationally renowned scientists and one highly talented Dutch visual artist for their great merits to science, Dutch art and society. The scientific Heineken Prizes recognize and reward unique achievement in the fields of biochemistry and biophysics, medicine, environmental sciences, history, and cognitive science. The sixth Heineken Prize, the Heineken Prize for Art, is awarded every two years to an artist living and working in the Netherlands.

Sanofi-Institut Pasteur
Sanofi-Institut Pasteur Award
http://en.sanofi.com/our_company/news/2013-11-05_pasteur_awards.aspx
Prize:                            100,000 euros (67,000 euros to winner's institution; 33,000 euros to winner)
Est. Due Date:            May 16                 
Sanofi, a global diversified healthcare leader, and the Institut Pasteur, an internationally renowned biomedical research centre, jointly created in 2012 the Sanofi - Institut Pasteur Awards to recognize scientists for their past or ongoing research demonstrating real scientific progress in the life sciences.

The 2014 awards will recognize four (4) scientists for outstanding research demonstrating real scientific progress in the life sciences, in the following subjects: 1) Tropical and neglected diseases; 2) Immunology; 3) Drug resistance; 4) Neurobiology.

There will be three (3) categories of awards: 1) One international Senior Award, 2) One international Mid-career Award (not more than age 52 on 1/7/14), and 3) Two National junior awards (not more than age 45 on 1/7/2014 and should work in France).


Shaw Prize Foundation
Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine
http://www.shawprize.org/en/shaw.php?tmp=2&twoid=76
Prize:                            $1 million USD award; medal; certificate
Est. Due Date:             November 30                    
Nominations for The Shaw Prize can be submitted only by invited nominators. The Shaw Prize, an international award managed and administered by The Shaw Prize Foundation based in Hong Kong, honors individuals who are currently active in their respective fields and who have achieved distinguished and significant advances, who have made outstanding contributions in culture and the arts, or who in other domains have achieved excellence. The award is dedicated to furthering societal progress, enhancing quality of life, and enriching humanity’s spiritual civilization. Preference will be given to individuals whose significant work was recently achieved. The inaugural Shaw Prize was awarded in 2004.
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences
Grand Hamdan International Award
http://www.hmaward.org.ae/site/award-intl.php
Prize:                            250,000 AED (~$68,000 USD); Trophy; Certificate
Est. Due Date:            November 30                 
This biennial award honors individuals contributions to heathcare delivery have left an indelible mark by their quality, originality and impact on the delivery of health care.  The award recognizes quality as well as dedication to the alleviation of the sufferings of humanity through research and exemplary service.  The major deciding factor will be on a research breakthrough in the subject selected for the award, having the potential to have a major impact on health care delivery.  These could be through the invention of novel surgical equipment or technique, the discovery of a new mode of therapy or new drugs that lead to a decrease in mortality and/or morbidity related to a particular surgical procedure or disease.   
Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Medical Sciences
Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence
http://www.hmaward.org.ae/site/award-intl.php
Prize:                            300,000 AED (~$82,000 USD) awarded equally to 3 winners
Est. Due Date:            November 30                
This biennial award is given to three different individuals, each in a selected field of medicine.  These individuals are honored for the innovative methods and research that resulted in novel discoveries and inventions which have made an enormous impact in their fields.  This award has been established to honor and recognize the contributions of distinguished researchers whose works have positively affected thousands of lives globally. 

Technion-Israel Institute of Technology
Harvey Prize
harveypz.net.technion.ac.il
Prize:                            $75,000 award
Est. Due Date:             February 7                   
The Harvey Prize is derived from a donation made by the Lena P. Harvey Foundation to the American Technion Society in September 1971. Two awards of $75,000 each are made annually. The prize winners receive their awards at the Technion. The Harvey Prize is intended, in principle, to recognize recent breakthroughs in science and technology. However, work done in the past may be selected for the award if its significance has recently been appreciated. The prizes are awarded each year in a five year cycle in two of the following fields of human endeavour (2014 is the second year of the cycle):
1st year:   Two prizes in Science & Technology
2nd year:  One prize in Science & Technology; One prize in Human Health
3rd year:  Two prizes in Science & Technology
4th year:  One prize in Science & Technology; One prize in Human Health
5th year:  One prize in Science & Technology; One prize for Outstanding Contribution to Peace in the Middle East

Translational Science Joint Awards
ACRT Distinguished Educator Award
https://actscience.site-ym.com/?2014JointAwards
Prize:                            $1,000 award; compensation for travel
Est. Due Date:             February 7                     
This award will be presented during the Translational Science annual meeting to a clinical investigator who has distinguished him or herself as a mentor and leader. Students and trainees are also invited to submit nominations. The recipient of this award will be awarded $1,000 and compensation for travel expenses.

Nominees should meet or exceed the following criteria:
Distinguished career as a clinical investigator.
Innovator of a clinical research training program.
Outstanding success as a Mentor.
Documented national leadership in clinical research education programs, issues and funding.
ACTS board members are ineligible for this award.

Translational Science Joint Awards
ACTS Distinguished Investigator Award
https://actscience.site-ym.com/?2014JointAwards
Prize:                            $1,000 award; compensation for travel
Est. Due Date:             February 7                     
Three awards will be given at the Translational Science annual meeting to recognize senior investigators whose innovative research or education leadership has had a major impact on or through clinical and translational science. The award will be presented at the annual Translational Science meeting held in April. Each recipient will receive $1,000 and compensation for travel expenses.

The three Distinguished Investigator Awards include:
1) Translation from bench research to patient application -- the APOR Edward H. Ahrens, Jr. Award
2) Translation from early clinical use to applicability for widespread clinical practice
3) Translation from clinical use into public benefit and policy

Translational Science Joint Awards
AFMR Outstanding Investigator Award
https://actscience.site-ym.com/?2014JointAwards
Prize:                            $5,000 award; compensation for travel
Est. Due Date:             February 7                     
The award is presented annually to an outstanding investigator age 45 or younger (at time of presentation of award) in recognition of excellence in biomedical research. The award will be presented at the annual Translational Science meeting held in April. In addition to presenting at the Translational Science meeting, the recipient will be required to present his/her research at the AFMR Henry Christian Awards/Dinner, held during the meeting.

Nominees should meet or exceed the following criteria:
1) Investigative work has provided innovative insight and had significant impact on a major scientific or clinical problem
2) Demonstrated intellectual and scientific independence
3) Must be 45 years of age or less at the time of presentation of the award

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Dickson Prize in Medicine
http://www.dicksonprize.pitt.edu/
Prize:                            $50,000 award; Bronze medal
Est. Due Date:             October 6                      
Established in 1969 by the estate of Joseph Z. Dickson, M.D. and his wife, Agnes Fischer Dickson, The Dickson Prize in Medicine is awarded annually by the University of Pittsburgh to recognize individuals who have made significant, progressive contributions to the field of medicine. Nominees should be actively engaged in innovative, paradigm-shifting biomedical research that is worthy of significant and broad attention. This is a prize for someone whose career has been building, who is at an especially productive point currently, and whose research is -- or will be -- so influential that it deserves major recognition now. The recipient must be a U.S. citizen.

University of Southern California
Massry Prize
http://www.massry.usc.edu
Prize:                            Honorarium
Est. Due Date:            May 23                  
The Meira and Shaul G. Massry Foundation established the Massry Prize in 1996 to recognize outstanding contributions to the biomedical sciences and the advancement of health. Founded by Dr. Shaul Massry, professor emeritus of medicine at the Keck School of Medicine of the University of Southern California, the nonprofit foundation promotes education and research in nephrology, physiology, and related fields. The Massry Prize includes a substantial honorarium and nine of its recipients have gone on to receive the Nobel Prize. Each year a scientific theme is chosen by the Foundation. The laureates are then selected by a committee of distinguished professors representing both the University of Southern California (USC) and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). The Massry Prize is awarded in the context of a three day series of events. On Thursday of the award week, the laureates spend the day at USC meeting with faculty members, students, and postdocs. During this visit, they deliver a lecture on the science for which they have been honored. This is repeated the next day at UCLA. On Saturday morning, a formal awards ceremony is held at the Beverly Hills Town Hall. In 2009, the Foundation asked the Keck School of Medicine of USC to take over aspects of Massry Prize management. This is done through the Keck School’s Office of Research Advancement.
Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science
https://medschool.vanderbilt.edu/dean/vanderbilt-prize-biomedical-science
Prize:                            $25,000 award; Lecture & serve on thesis committee at Vanderbilt
Est. Due Date:             January 31                    
The Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Sciences honors and recognizes a woman scientist of national reputation who has a stellar record of research accomplishments and is known for her mentorship of other women in science. The prize includes a funded scholarship named for that year's prize winner to support a woman MD/PhD student at Vanderbilt. The recipient will be expected to give a lecture at Vanderbilt and to serve on the scholarship awardee's thesis committee.

Warren Alpert Foundation (with Harvard Medical School)
Warren Alpert Foundation Prize
http://www.warrenalpert.org/award/
Prize:                            $200,000 award
Est. Due Date:            October 31             
The Warren Alpert Foundation supports innovative individuals and organizations dedicated to understanding and curing disease through groundbreaking research, scholarship and service. Each fall the foundation hosts a signature symposium at which some of the world's foremost physician-scientists and researchers receive one of the most prestigious awards in biomedicine.

Each year the Foundation receives between 30 and 50 award nominations for the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize, which was first awarded in 1987. Many of the world's foremost physician-scientists and researchers, working in a variety of disciplines, are nominated by their colleagues for this prestigious honor. Prize recipients are selected by the Foundation's Scientific Advisory Committee, comprising internationally renowned biomedical scientists and chaired by Jeffrey S. Flier, MD, the dean of Harvard Medical School. The goal is to recognize contributions to humanity and breakthroughs in the understanding and curing of major diseases. Winners of the Alpert Prize are presented with a $200,000 award at the Foundation's annual ceremony.

Wiley Foundation
Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences
http://www.wiley.com/legacy/wileyfoundation/
Prize:                            $35,000; Lecture at Rockefeller University
Est. Due Date:             July 31              
First awarded in 2002, the Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences is intended to recognize breakthrough research in pure or applied life science research that is distinguished by its excellence, originality, and impact on our understanding of biological systems and processes. The award may recognize a specific contribution or series of contributions that demonstrate the nominee’s significant leadership in the development of research concepts or their clinical application. Particular emphasis will be placed on research which champions novel approaches and challenges accepted thinking in the biomedical sciences.

The Wiley Foundation invites and encourages the nomination of exceptional scientists or research teams whose research has set the standard for excellence.

Wolf Foundation
Wolf Prize in Medicine
http://www.wolffund.org.il/
Prize:                            $100,000
Est. Due Date:            August 31                
The Wolf Prize has been awarded annually since 1978 to living scientists and artists for "achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations among peoples ... irrespective of nationality, race, colour, religion, sex or political views". The prize is awarded in Israel by the Wolf Foundation, founded by Dr. Ricardo Wolf, a German-born inventor and former Cuban ambassador to Israel. It is awarded in six fields: Agriculture, Chemistry, Mathematics, Medicine, Physics, and an Arts prize that rotates annually between architecture, music, painting and sculpture. Each prize consists of a diploma and USD $100,000.  The Wolf Prizes in physics and chemistry are often considered the most prestigious awards in those fields after the Nobel Prize. In medicine, the prize is probably the third most prestigious, after the Nobel Prize and the Lasker Award.