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Award and Membership Opportunities

The following list of award and membership opportunities is provided by the Facutly Excellence Recognition and Awards Committee (FERAC). Learn more about the mission of the commitee.

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American Academy of Microbiology

American Academy of Microbiology Fellowship

Deadline: November 1
Prize: Fellowship
Description: The criteria for election to Fellowship are scientific excellence, originality, and leadership; high ethical standards; and scholarly and creative achievement. Membership in the AAM includes individuals representing the varied facets of microbiology, including basic, clinical, and applied research, teaching, public health, industry, and government service. Qualifications are: an earned doctoral degree; senior professional standing recognized at the national or international level; outstanding and original contributions to the field of microbiology.
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American Association for Cancer Research

AACR Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Cancer Research

Deadline: April 1
Prize: Lectureship
Description: The AACR Distinguished Lectureship in Breast Cancer Research, supported by Bristol-Myers Squibb, has been established to recognize outstanding science that has inspired or has the potential to inspire new perspectives on the etiology, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of breast cancer.
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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

Pezcoller Foundation AACR International Award for Cancer Research

Deadline: September 1
Prize: $75,000 Euro; Lectureship; Travel Expenses
Description: The prestigious Pezcoller Foundation–AACR International Award for Cancer Research was established in 1997 to annually recognize a scientist of international renown: who has made a major scientific discovery in basic cancer research OR who has made significant contributions to translational cancer research; who continues to be active in cancer research and has a record of recent, noteworthy publications; and whose ongoing work holds promise for continued substantive contributions to progress in the field of cancer. The award is intended to honor an individual scientist. However, more than one scientist may be co-nominated and selected to share the award when their investigations are closely related in subject matter and have resulted in work that is worthy of the award.
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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

AACR Team Science Award

Deadline: September 15
Prize: $50,000
Description: This award has been established by the American Association for Cancer Research and Eli Lilly and Company to acknowledge and catalyze the growing importance of interdisciplinary teams to the understanding of cancer and/or the translation of research discoveries into clinical cancer applications. Proactive interaction between academic and industry researchers is particularly crucial to continue progress and accelerate drug development. through the presentation of this award, the AACR and Eli Lilly seek to affect change within the traditional cancer research culture by recognizing those institutions that value and foster interdisciplinary team science. These institutions will have demonstrated their support of a team science environment by creating mechanisms to enhance the required infrastructure, such as through pilot funding, technology transfer offices, shared resources, etc., and by presenting awards, honors, appointments and promotions to those who participate in interdisciplinary teams. The AACR Team Science Award will recognize an outstanding interdisciplinary research team for its innovative and meritorious science that has advanced or likely will advance our fundamental knowledge of cancer or a team that has applied existing knowledge to advance the detection, diagnosis, prevention or treatment of cancer.
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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

AACR Joseph H. Burchenal Memorial Award for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Cancer Research

Deadline: November 15
Prize: $10,000; Travel Expenses
Description: This award was established in 1996 to recognize outstanding achievements in clinical cancer research. It is named for the late Dr. Joseph H. Burchenal, honorary member and past president of the AACR, and a major figure in clinical cancer research and chemotherapy.
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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

AACR American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention

Deadline: September 15
Prize: $5,000; Lectureship; Travel Expenses
Description: AACR and the American Cancer Society established this award in 1992 to honor outstanding research accomplishments in the fields of cancer epidemiology, biomarkers and prevention. Candidacy is open to all cancer researchers who are affiliated with any institution involved in cancer research, cancer medicine or cancer-related biomedical science anywhere in the world. Such institutions include those in academia, industry or government. The award will be presented to an individual investigator.
Restrictions/Limitations: Institutions or organizations are not eligible for the award.

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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and Extraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research

Deadline: September 15
Prize: $10,000; Travel Expenses
Description: The American Association for Cancer Research established this award in 2007 in honor of Margaret Foti, Ph.D., M.D. (h.c.), for her exemplary leadership of the AACR as its chief executive officer; for her sustained, outstanding work in fostering research, scholarly communications, education and training, science policy and public education; and for her extraordinary dedication and contributions to the conquest of cancer. This award recognizes a true champion of cancer research, an individual who embodies the sustained commitment of Margaret Foti to the prevention and cure of cancer. The award is given to an individual whose leadership and extraordinary achievements in cancer research or in support of cancer research have made a major impact on the field. Such achievements include contributions to the acceleration of progress in cancer research, raising national or international awareness of cancer research, or other demonstrations of a sustained commitment to the conquest of cancer.
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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research

Deadline: September 15
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research was established and first given in 2004 to honor an individual who has made significant fundamental contributions to cancer research, either through a single scientific discovery or a body of work. These contributions, whether they have been in research, leadership or mentorship, must have had a lasting impact on the cancer field and must have demonstrated a lifetime commitment to progress against cancer.
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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship

Deadline: September 15
Prize: $10,000; Lectureship; Travel Expenses
Description: The AACR Princess Takamatsu Memorial Lectureship was established and first presented in 2007 in honor of the late Princess Takamatsu of Japan. During her extraordinary life, Her Imperial Highness Princess Takamatsu expended tremendous efforts toward the public and humanitarian cause of the eradication of cancer. She is regarded as an honored and respected figure in Japan, the United States, and within the international cancer research community as a whole. This lectureship will recognize an individual scientist whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of cancer, and who embodies the dedication of the Princess to multinational collaborations
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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Chemistry in Cancer Research

Deadline: October 1
Prize: $10,000; Lectureship; Travel Expenses
Description: The AACR and its Chemistry in Cancer Research Working Group established this award in 2007 to recognize the importance of chemistry to advancements in cancer research. The award will be given for outstanding, novel and significant chemistry research, which has led to important contributions to the fields of basic cancer research, translational cancer research, cancer diagnosis, the prevention of cancer or the treatment of patients with cancer. Such research may include, but is not limited to, drug discovery and design; structural biology; proteomics, metabolomics and biological mass spectrometry; chemical aspects of carcinogenesis; imaging agents and radiotherapeutics; and chemical biology.
Restrictions/Limitations: Institutions or organizations are not eligible for the award. Prior recipients of the AACR - Bruce F. Cain Memorial Award are not eligible to be nominated for research previously recognized by the Cain Award.

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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

AACR Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship

Deadline: October 1
Prize: Lectureship
Description: The AACR-Women in Cancer Research Charlotte Friend Memorial Lectureship was established in 1998 in honor of renowned virologist and discoverer of the Friend virus, Dr. Charlotte Friend, for her pioneering research on viruses, cell differentiation and cancer. The lecture is intended to give recognition to an outstanding female or male scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of women in science.
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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

AACR G.H.A. Clowes Memorial Award

Deadline: October 1
Prize: $10,000; Lectureship
Description: AACR and Eli Lilly and Company established this award in 1961 to honor Dr. G.H.A. Clowes, who was a founding member of the AACR and a research director of Eli Lilly. The Clowes Award recognizes an individual with outstanding recent accomplishments in basic cancer research.
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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

AACR Award for Outstanding Achievement in Cancer Research

Deadline: November 15
Prize: $5,000; Lectureship; Travel Expenses
Description: Through the generous contribution of an anonymous donor, AACR established this award in 1979 to give recognition to a young investigator on the basis of meritorious achievement in cancer research. In accordance with the wishes of the donor, the recipient must be no more than 40 years of age by the time the award is received.
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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

AACR Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Memorial Award

Deadline: November 15
Prize: $10,000; Lectureship, Travel Expenses
Description: AACR and the Rosenthal Family Foundation established this award in 1977 to recognize research that has made, or promises to soon make, a notable contribution to improved clinical care in the field of cancer. In its desire to honor and provide incentive to investigators relatively early in their careers, the foundation has stipulated that recipients not be more than 50 years of age at the time the award is received.
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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

AACR Prevent Cancer Foundation Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research

Deadline: April 1
Prize: $5,000; Lectureship; Travel Expenses
Description: AACR and the Prevent Cancer Foundation are pleased to co-sponsor this major international award in recognition of outstanding cancer prevention research. The AACR-Prevent Cancer Foundation Award for Excellence in Cancer Prevention Research is given to a scientist residing in any country in the world for his or her seminal contributions to the field of cancer prevention. Such investigations must have been conducted in basic, translational, clinical, epidemiological, or behavioral science in cancer prevention research. Further, these studies must have had not only a major impact on the field, but must also have stimulated new directions in this important area.
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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

AACR Distinguished Lecture on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Deadline: April 1
Prize: $5,000; Lectureship
Description: The AACR Distinguished Lecture on the Science of Cancer Health Disparities, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, recognizes an investigator whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment or prevention of cancer health disparities.
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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure

Deadline: April 1
Prize: $10,000; Lectureship
Description: The AACR Outstanding Investigator Award for Breast Cancer Research, funded by Susan G. Komen for the Cure®, recognizes an investigator of no more than 50 years of age whose novel and significant work has had or may have a far-reaching impact on the etiology, detection, diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of breast cancer. Such work may involve any discipline across the continuum of biomedical research, including basic, translational, clinical and epidemiological studies.
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American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)

AACR Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship

Deadline: October 1
Prize: Lectureship
Description: The AACR-Minorities in Cancer Research Jane Cooke Wright Lectureship was first presented in 2006. The lectureship is intended to give recognition to an outstanding scientist who has made meritorious contributions to the field of cancer research and who has, through leadership or by example, furthered the advancement of minority investigators in cancer research.
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American Chemical Society (ACS)

Astellas USA Foundation Awards

Deadline: October 1
Prize: $30,000
Description: The ACS is soliciting nominations for three grants of $30,000 each, funded by the Astellas USA Foundation’s Astellas Awards Program. Individuals or teams who exemplify the criterion of having significantly contributed to scientific research that improved public health through their contributions in the chemical and related sciences are eligible to apply.
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American Chemical Society (ACS)

Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry

Deadline: June 15
Prize: Honorarium; Medal
Description: The Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry was established in 1945. Consisting of a gold medal and honorarium, its purpose is to stimulate fundamental research in enzyme chemistry by scientists not over forty years of age. The Award is administered by the Division of Biological Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. Nominees shall have accomplished outstanding work in enzyme chemistry where the presence of enzyme action is unequivocally demonstrated.
Restrictions/Limitations: The nominee shall be engaged in noncommercial work and shall not have passed the 40th birthday by April 30 of the award year.

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American Chemical Society (ACS)

Gordon Hammes ACS Biochemistry Lectureship

Deadline: August 15
Prize: Lectureship; Honorarium; Plaque; Travel Expenses
Description: This objective of the lectureship is to honor, at an annual ACS meeting, the contributions of an individual who has had a major impact on scientific research at the interface between chemistry and biology particularly in the realm of biochemistry, biological chemistry, molecular biology and biophysics.
Restrictions/Limitations: There are no restrictions on age or membership affiliation for the Hammes lectureship, but candidates must have published at least one paper in Biochemistry.

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American Chemical Society (ACS)

Repligen Corporation Award in Chemistry of Biological Processes

Deadline: June 15
Prize: Honorarium; Medal
Description: The Repligen Award for Chemistry of Biological Processes was established in 1985 and consists of a silver medal and honorarium. Its purpose is to acknowledge and encourage outstanding contributions to the understanding of the chemistry of biological processes, with particular emphasis on structure, function, and mechanism. The Award is administered by the Division of Biological Chemistry of the American Chemical Society.
Restrictions/Limitations: Nominees shall have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of the chemistry of biological processes with particular emphasis on structure, function and mechanism.

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American Chemical Society (ACS)

Helen M Free Award for Public Outreach

Deadline: May 15
Prize: $1,000; Award
Description: The Helen M. Free Award for Public Outreach recognizes outstanding achievements in the field of public outreach by a member of the ACS who improves public recognition and appreciation for the contributions of chemistry. This award was established in 1995 by the American Chemical Society Committee on Public Relations and Communications. Winners receive a crystal award and a $1000 prize.
Restrictions/Limitations: A nominee must be an ACS member in good standing whose efforts have increased the public’s awareness and understanding of the importance of chemistry or chemical engineering.

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American Chemical Society (ACS)

The ACS Chemical Biology Lectureship

Deadline: August 15
Prize: Lectureship; Cash Award; Plaque; Travel Expenses
Description: Annual lectureship to honor the contributions of an individual who has had a major impact on scientific research in the area of Chemical Biology and has published at least one paper in ACS Chemical Biology. The award will be presented at the Spring ACS National Meeting. The award will consist of a specially designed lectureship hosted by the Division of Biological Chemistry, a cash award, plaque, and travel expenses to the meeting. A symposium honoring the awardee will consist of invited speakers, a short award presentation, followed by the award lecture.
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American Chemical Society (ACS)

Murray Goodman Memorial Prize

Deadline: June 1
Prize: $10,000; Banquet
Description: Established in memory of Murray Goodman, a world-renowned bio-organiz chemist, and founding editor of Biopolymers. This award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in one or more of the areas of biochemistry, biophysical chemistry, biophysics, and/or chemical biology. The award consists of a $10,000 cash prize and a banquet in honor of the recipient. The prize will be presented during the American Chemical Society annual meeting, in a special award symposium held in conjunction with the ACS Division of Biological Chemistry.
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American Chemical Society (ACS); Biological Chemistry Division

Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry

Deadline: June 15
Prize: Honorarium; Medal
Description: The Eli Lilly Award in Biological Chemistry was established in 1934. Consisting of a bronze medal and honorarium, its purpose is to stimulate fundamental research in biological chemistry by scientists not over thity-eight years of age. The Award is administered by the Division of Biological Chemistry of the American Chemical Society. Nominees shall have accomplished outstanding research in biological chemistry of unusual merit and independence of thought and originality.
Restrictions/Limitations: Nominee shall not have passed the 38th birthday by April 30 of the award year.

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American College of Physicians

Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award

Deadline: March 15
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The annual Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award recognizes the member who has made exceptional contributions to advance the College’s public policy agenda. Advocates communicate as constituents with their members of Congress on issues of importance to internists and their patients and to medical students. The College has over 7,000 Advocates who partner with ACP’s Washington office. The award recipient is chosen based on the quality and quantity of responses to ACP’s congressional Legislative Alerts, writing editorials and letters to the editor, meeting with his or her members of Congress, expanding chapter federal advocacy efforts, recruiting Advocates, and organizing and attending Leadership Day, and other meetings with legislators. The Richard Neubauer Advocate for Internal Medicine Award is presented during the College’s annual Leadership Day held in Washington, DC. In addition, the recipient is recognized at the following year’s Convocation.
Restrictions/Limitations: Nominees must be a registered ACP Advocates for Internal Medicine who has actively participated in federal advocacy during the past year.

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American College of Physicians (ACP)

Nicholas E. Davies Memorial Scholar Award for Scholarly Activities in the Humanities and History of Medicine (“Davies Award”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Pre-Set Monetary Award, Travel Expenses, Plaque
Description: The Nicholas E. Davies Memorial Scholar Award was established by the Board of Regents on March 23, 1992 to honor Dr. Davies, a Regent and President-elect of the College who was killed in a plane crash. The award is given for outstanding contributions to humanism in medicine and will be bestowed in recognition of scholarly activities in history, literature, philosophy, and ethics. The recipient shall possess some of the characteristics for which Dr. Davies was well known and respected: warmth, compassion, idealism, and energy. The recipient must have deep awareness of the importance of humane letters, particularly poetry and history, as one important avenue to the needs of the physician as he or she deals with human issues in health, illness, and death. The award is not limited to those directly involved in medicine. Different aspects of humanistic qualities and the human condition, especially as they relate to health and medical care, will be considered. The awardee is expected to give a lecture at the ACP Annual Meeting.
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American College of Physicians (ACP)

American College of Physicians Award for Diversity and Access to Care (“ACP Diversity and Access to Care”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The American College of Physicians Award for Diversity and Access to Care was established by the Board of Regents on October 25, 2008. The award is given to an ACP member with outstanding accomplishments in advancing diversity in clinical medicine or research, and/or access to care in relation to diverse populations. Activities must pertain predominantly to work in the United States. “Diverse populations” are understood to include: 1) economically or socially disadvantaged patient populations, for example, minorities, immigrant groups, or the homeless; and 2) groups underrepresented in the healthcare workforce.
Restrictions/Limitations: Nominee must be an ACP Member.

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American College of Physicians (ACP)

William C. Menninger Memorial Award for Distinguished Contributions to the Science of Mental Health (“Menninger Award”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The William C. Menninger Memorial Award was established by the Board of Regents on April 9, 1967, in honor of Dr. Menninger, who was a Governor, Regent, and First Vice President of the College. This award is bestowed for distinguished contributions to the science of mental health and was originally supported by the Menninger Foundation. The awardee is required to give a lecture at the ACP Annual Meeting.
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American College of Physicians (ACP)

Alfred Stengel Memorial Award for Outstanding Service to the American College of Physicians (“Stengel Award”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The Alfred Stengel Memorial Award was established by the Board of Regents on April 27, 1947. The award honors Dr. Stengel, a Regent and President of the College for two terms. This award is bestowed for outstanding service to the American College of Physicians. The selection shall be based upon unusual loyalty and exceptional contributions to the aims and purposes of the College, as well as the recipient’s outstanding influence in maintaining and advancing the best standards of medical education, medical practice, and clinical research.
Restrictions/Limitations: The recipient shall be a newly elected or previously elected Master of the ACP, preferably one who has served as an Officer, Regent, or Governor and who has completed official service.

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American College of Physicians (ACP)

Joseph F. Boyle Award for Distinguished Public Service (“Boyle Award”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The American Society of Internal Medicine presented a Distinguished Public Service Award beginning in 1990. In 1992, the award was renamed to honor the late Joseph F. Boyle, MD, ASIM’s Executive Director from 1985 to 1992. Following the merger of the ACP and ASIM in 1998, on October 30th of that year the Board of Regents unanimously approved continuing the award and expanding it to include a physician acting in an official capacity. The award is bestowed upon a current or former government official or a physician acting in an official capacity (state or federal, executive or legislative) who has provided outstanding public service toward improving the delivery of health care. This individual should have distinguished himself or herself by accomplishments aligned with the ACP’s goals, objectives, and advocacy efforts. Preference is given to nominees who have directly contributed to achieving ACP’s public policy objectives, such as introducing or advocating legislative or regulatory changes that are based on ACP policy and/or working collaboratively with the College to achieve shared objectives.
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American College of Physicians (ACP)

Alvan R. Feinstein Memorial Award (“Feinstein Award”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The Alvan R. Feinstein Memorial Award was established by the Board of Regents on April 8, 2002 and is given every other year. The award honors the late Dr. Feinstein, who was internationally recognized as the father of clinical epidemiology, and is supported by an endowment from his estate. The award is to be given to an American physician who has made a major contribution to the science of patient care in activities that Dr. Feinstein has broadly defined as clinical epidemiology or clinimetrics, involving the direct study of patients’ clinical conditions.
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American College of Physicians (ACP)

Samuel Eichold II Memorial Award for Contributions in Diabetes (“Eichold Award”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The Samuel Eichold II Memorial Award for Contributions in Diabetes was established by the Board of Regents on October 25, 2008. The award honors the late Dr. Eichold, whose lifelong passion was diabetes, and is supported by a grant from the Eichold family. The award is given to a member of the American College of Physicians or to an organization that has made important health care delivery innovations for diabetic patients resulting in improved clinical or economic outcomes; or a member of the ACP who has conducted research that significantly improves quality of care or clinical management of diabetes. The Eichold Award is designed to honor Dr. Eichold and also recognize Dr. Eichold’s high regard for the ACP Alabama Chapter.
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American College of Physicians (ACP)

Walter J. McDonald Award for Young Physicians (“McDonald Award”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The Walter J. McDonald Award for Young Physicians was established by the Board of Regents on January 11, 2003. Dr. McDonald is a former Governor and Regent who served as Executive Vice President of the College from 1995 to 2002. The award recognizes outstanding achievement by a physician member who is within 16 years of graduating medical school and who is not an ACP Medical Student Member or Associate. Nominees must meet these qualifications as of June 30th of each year considered. Areas of achievement may include leadership; academics, including publishing, teaching, and mentoring; and/or volunteerism.
Restrictions/Limitations: Nominee must be an ACP Member.

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American College of Physicians (ACP)

Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Award (“Johnson Award”)

Deadline: April 1
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The Joseph E. Johnson Leadership Award was formerly administered by the Council of Associates and was established by the Board of Regents as a national award on January 11, 2003. Dr. Johnson served as ACP Governor, Regent, Treasurer, Interim Executive Vice President, and Senior Vice President for Membership. The award recognizes an Associate member of the College who has demonstrated qualities that exemplify the College’s mission “to enhance the quality and effectiveness of health care by fostering excellence and professionalism in the practice of medicine.” Nominees may have outstanding achievements in any of a wide variety of areas, including leadership, medical practice, research, teaching, publications, advocacy, and/or volunteerism. For each year considered, nominees must be Associates as of June 30th of that year.
Restrictions/Limitations: Nominee must be an ACP Associate as of June 30 of nomination year.

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American College of Physicians (ACP)

Oscar E. Edwards Memorial Award for Volunteerism and Community Service (“Edwards Award”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The Oscar E. Edwards Memorial Award was established by the Board of Regents on October 30, 1998. The award honors the late Dr. Edwards, a Governor and Regent of the College. The award is bestowed upon an ACP Medical Student Member, Associate, Member, Fellow, or Master who has initiated or has been involved in volunteer programs or has provided volunteer service post-training. The service must have been performed on a completely voluntary basis and not for the completion of training or position requirements. Volunteer work must have been done as a physician or medical trainee and be medically related.
Restrictions/Limitations: Nominee must be an ACP Member.

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American College of Physicians (ACP)

Key Contact of the Year Award (“Key Contact Award”)

Deadline: March 15
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The Key Contact Award program recognizes those members who have made exceptional contributions to advance the College’s public policy agenda. Key Contacts communicate as constituents with their members of Congress on issues of importance to internists and their patients and to medical students. The College has nearly 6,000 Key Contacts who partner with ACP’s Washington office. The award recipient is chosen based on the quality and quantity of responses to ACP’s congressional legislative alerts, writing editorials and letters to the editor, meeting with his or her members of Congress, expanding chapter federal advocacy efforts, recruiting Key Contacts, and organizing Leadership Day visits and other meetings with legislators.
Restrictions/Limitations: Nominees must be a registered ACP Key Contact who has actively participated in federal advocacy during the past year.

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American College of Physicians (ACP)

MACP - Mastership

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The first Mastership in the College was presented in 1923 to Dr. James M. Anders, who served the College as President for two terms. He was recognized for his extraordinary service to the College and for being one of the most outstanding internists and medical teachers of his day. ACP Bylaws state that Masters shall be Fellows who have been selected because of “personal character, positions of honor, contributions towards furthering the purposes of the ACP, eminence in practice or in medical research, or other attainments in science or in the art of medicine.” Masters must be highly accomplished individuals. Evidence of their achievements can come from many types of endeavors such as research, education, health care initiatives, volunteerism, and administrative positions. The Master must be distinguished by the excellence and significance of his or her contributions to the field of medicine. For Mastership, ACP involvement is expected, with rare exceptions. This may include, for example, service to the College in an official capacity, participation in chapter activities, and involvement in the development of College products and educational programs.
Restrictions/Limitations: Nominees must be an ACP Fellow. Individuals should not self-nominate or, if nominated, should not be involved in the process.

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American College of Physicians (ACP)

Jane F. Desforges Distinguished Teacher Award (“Desforges Award”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: This award was established by the Board of Regents on April 5, 1968, as the American College of Physicians Distinguished Teacher Award and was renamed for Dr. Desforges on January 27, 2007. Dr. Desforges, a Master of the College, is the first woman to receive the award. The award is bestowed upon a Fellow or Master of the College who has demonstrated the ennobling qualities of a great teacher as judged by the acclaim and accomplishments of former students who have been inspired and have achieved positions of leadership in the field of medical education, primarily as teachers. If the awardee has not previously been elected to Mastership, he or she will be awarded Mastership when elected.
Restrictions/Limitations: Nominee must be ACP Fellow or Master.

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American College of Physicians (ACP)

Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from The Rosenthal Family Foundation (“First Rosenthal Award R1”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Pre-set monetary award; plaque
Description: The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Awards from The Rosenthal Family Foundation were established by the Board of Regents in November 5, 1976. The First Rosenthal Award (R1) is given “to that physician–scientist, clinician, or scientific group whose recent innovative work is making a notable contribution to improve clinical care in the field of internal medicine.” Oncology is not included, as The Rosenthal Family Foundation sponsors an award in that field. The award is for recent work and is not intended to reward either a body of work or an accomplishment of long standing. The Foundation is most interested in stimulating innovation and urges consideration of younger individuals whose work has not been sufficiently recognized.
Restrictions/Limitations: Please notify the Faculty Excellence Recognition and Awards Committee of the nomination(s) you intend to make.

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American College of Physicians (ACP)

Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Award from The Rosenthal Family Foundation (“Second Rosenthal Award R2”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Pre-Set Monetary Award; Plaque
Description: The Richard and Hinda Rosenthal Awards from The Rosenthal Family Foundation were established by the Board of Regents in November 5, 1976. The Second Rosenthal Award (R2) is given “to that individual or organization whose recent original approach in the delivery of health care or in the design of facilities for its delivery will increase its clinical and/or economic effectiveness.” The Foundation is especially interested in giving consideration to individuals or groups whose innovative designs of facilities (such as hospitals, intensive care units, or clinics) improve clinical care or the economics of care. The award is for recent work and is not intended to reward either a body of work or an accomplishment of long standing. The Foundation is most interested in stimulating innovation and urges consideration of younger individuals whose work has not been sufficiently recognized.
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American College of Physicians (ACP)

Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Teacher Award of the American College of Physicians (“Volunteer Clinical Teacher Award”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The Outstanding Volunteer Clinical Teacher Award was established by the Board of Regents on January 11, 1997. The award is bestowed upon a Fellow of the College who has consistently volunteered his or her services to teach medical students and residents. This individual should have demonstrated outstanding teaching prowess, displayed exemplary characteristics of care and concern for individual patients at the bedside, and served as a role model and mentor. His or her qualities as a distinguished teacher should have been recognized previously, for example, by teaching awards or citations from the nominee’s institution, medical students or residents, or the local ACP chapter.
Restrictions/Limitations: The recipient of this award shall be a volunteer teacher. He or she should have a clinical faculty appointment at an accredited medical school. The recipient may be a general internist or in a subspecialty of internal medicine.

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American College of Physicians (ACP)

Herbert S. Waxman Award for Outstanding Medical Student Educator (“Waxman Award”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The Herbert S. Waxman Award was approved by the Board of Regents on October 24, 2003. The late Dr. Waxman was ACP Senior Vice President for Medical Knowledge and Education. The award recognizes an ACP member who is an internal medicine interest group leader, clinical clerkship director, program director, or faculty member (no higher than the level of an associate professor of medicine) who spends a significant amount of time teaching medical students.
Restrictions/Limitations: Nominee must be an ACP Member or higher.

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American College of Physicians (ACP)

Ralph O. Claypoole Sr. Memorial Award for Devotion of a Career in Internal Medicine to the Care of Patients (“Claypoole Award”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The Ralph O. Claypoole Sr. Memorial Award, supported by a grant from Mr. Ralph O. Claypoole Jr., was established by the Board of Regents on November 9, 1979. The award honors the first administrator of the College’s membership insurance programs. The award is given to an outstanding practitioner of internal medicine who has devoted his or her career to the care of patients. The practitioner must be a clinician who is highly respected by his or her peers and colleagues for clinical skills and who has been a role model as a member of a clinical faculty of a department of medicine.
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American College of Physicians (ACP)

Edward R. Loveland Memorial Award for a Distinguished Contribution in the Health Field (“Loveland Award”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Travel Expenses; Plaque
Description: The Edward R. Loveland Memorial Award was established by the Board of Regents on May 6, 1961 in honor of Mr. Loveland, who served for 33 years as the first Executive Staff Officer of the College. This award is bestowed to a layperson or lay organization for a distinguished contribution in the health field. The recipient or recipients should preferably, but not necessarily, be from the geographical area of the site of ACP’s Annual Meeting.
Restrictions/Limitations: Nominee should not be a physician.

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American College of Physicians (ACP)

John Phillips Memorial Award for Outstanding Work in Clinical Medicine (“Phillips Award”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The John Phillips Memorial Award was established by the Board of Regents on October 27, 1929. The award honors Dr. Phillips, a Governor and Regent of the College, who died in a fire at the Cleveland Clinic. 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. .
Restrictions/Limitations: The recipient shall hold an MD or its equivalent medical degree.

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American College of Physicians (ACP)

American College of Physicians Award for Outstanding Work in Science as Related to Medicine (“ACP Science Award”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The American College of Physicians Award was established by the Board of Regents on November 15, 1958. 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. A major consideration in selecting the awardee will be an outstanding contribution to medicine made by the nominee.
Restrictions/Limitations: An MD shall not be required.

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American College of Physicians (ACP)

James D. Bruce Memorial Award for Distinguished Contributions in Preventive Medicine (“Bruce Award”)

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Honorarium; Travel Expenses
Description: The James D. Bruce Memorial Award was established by the Board of Regents on October 20, 1946. Dr. Bruce was a Governor, Regent, and President of the College. The award is supported by an endowment from his estate. This award is bestowed for distinguished contributions in preventive medicine. Preventive medicine shall be interpreted to include any subject bearing on the prevention of disease.
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American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR)

American Federation for Medical Research (AFMR) Outstanding Investigator Award

Deadline: February 1
Prize: $5,000 award
Description: An Outstanding Investigator Award is presented annually to an investigator age 45 or younger in recognition of excellence in biomedical research. 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.
Restrictions/Limitations: Must be forty five years of age or less at the time of presentation of the award.

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American Philosophical Society (APS)

Judson Daland Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Investigations

Deadline: March 15
Prize: $20,000
Description: The Judson Daland Prize recognizes outstanding achievement in patient-oriented research. The prize will be awarded at a meeting of the American Philosophical Society. The Society reserves the right to award a shared prize. Please notify FacultyAwards@som.umaryland.edu of the nomination(s) you intend to make.
Restrictions/Limitations: Nominees must have done their work in an institution in the United States. Nominees need not, however, be citizens of the United States. Nominees should be no more than 15 years beyond receipt of the M.D. degree.

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American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)

Stanley J. Korsmeyer Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $10,000 unrestricted grant
Description: 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. The Award recipient receives an unrestricted $10,000 grant from the Society and presents the Award Lecture at the Society's annual meeting.
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American Society for Microbiology

Eli Lilly and Company - Elanco Research Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $5,000; Award; Travel; Lecture
Description: 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 or her career. The nominee's work is not judged by comparison with the research of more experienced scientists, and special consideration is given to originality and independence of thought. The nominee must not have reached his or her 45th birthday by April 30 of the year the award is given. The nominee must be working in the United States or Canada and be actively engaged in the line of research for which the award is to be made.
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American Society for Microbiology

ABMM/ABMLI Professional Recognition Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Award; Travel; Lecture
Description: Recognizes a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology (ABMM) or the American Board of Medical Laboratory Immunology (ABMLI) for outstanding contributions to the professional recognition of certified microbiologists and/or immunologists and the work they do.
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American Society for Microbiology

ASM Graduate Microbiology Teaching Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $2,500; Award; Travel
Description: Honors exemplary teaching and recognizes an individual for distinguished teaching of microbiology and mentoring of students at the graduate and postgraduate levels (e.g., graduate school, medical school, or other health professional schools) and for encouraging students to subsequent achievement.
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American Society for Microbiology

ASM Public Communications Award

Deadline: February 28
Prize: $2,500; Plaque; Travel
Description: Recognizes outstanding achievement in increasing public awareness, knowledge and understanding of microbiology. Microbiology is concerned with issues such as the environment, prevention and treatment of infectious diseases, laboratory and diagnostic medicine, and food and water safety, among others.
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American Society for Microbiology

Merck Irving S. Sigal Memorial Awards

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $2,500; Award
Description: Recognize and award excellence in basic research in medical microbiology and infectious diseases. The awards are presented in memory of Irving S. Sigal, who was instrumental in the early discovery of therapies to treat HIV/AIDS. The nominee must be no more than five years beyond completion of postdoctoral research training in microbiology or infectious diseases at the time of the nomination deadline.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.

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American Society for Microbiology

ASM Distinguished Public Leadership Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Plaque
Description: The Distinguished Public Leadership Award, sponsored by the American Society for Microbiology through the Public and Scientific Affairs Board (PSAB), is given to recognize an individual whose distinguished career has been marked with outstanding contributions to the life sciences, particularly someone who has demonstrated contributions to public policy issues related to infectious diseases, public health, biotechnology or other areas of the microbiological sciences.
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American Society for Microbiology

ASM Founders Distinguished Service Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Plaque; travel to ASM General Meeting
Description: Honors a member of the ASM for outstanding contributions and commitment to the ASM as a volunteer at the national level. Selection is based on commitment to furthering the goals of the ASM, ability to inspire commitment from others, and significance of contributions to the membership of ASM and its various audiences. The nominee must be an ASM member in good standing who has served in a volunteer capacity for ASM at the national level (e.g., as a member of committees or editorial boards or as a workshop leader) for a minimum of five years, and has not held office as ASM President, Secretary, Treasurer, or Chair of a CPC Board or the American Academy of Microbiology.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.

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American Society for Microbiology

ICAAC Young Investigator Awards

Deadline: April 1
Prize: $3.000 Travel to ICAAC
Description: Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (IACC) recognizes and rewards early career scientists for research excellence and potential in microbiology and infectious disease. One of the awards is earmarked for a researcher working in the area of HIV who resides and works in North America.
Restrictions/Limitations: Nominees must be no more than three years beyond completion of postdoctoral research training in microbiology or infectious diseases at the time of the nomination deadline. Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.

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American Society for Microbiology

Procter & Gamble Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $2,000; Award; Travel; Lecture
Description: Recognizes distinguished achievement in research and development in applied (non-clinical) and environmental microbiology. The nominee must demonstrate outstanding accomplishment in research or development in an appropriate field and be actively engaged in research or development at the time that the award is presented.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.

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American Society for Microbiology

bioMérieux Sonnenwirth Award for Leadership in Clinical Microbiology

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $2,000; Award; Travel; Lecture
Description: Given in memory of Alexander Sonnenwirth, Ph.D., this award recognizes a distinguished microbiologist for the promotion of innovation in clinical laboratory science, dedication to ASM, and the advancement of clinical microbiology as a profession. The nominee must be a microbiologist identified with clinical microbiology.
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American Society for Microbiology

Carski Foundation Distinguished Undergraduate Teaching Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $2,500; Award; Travel; Lecture
Description: Honors an educator for outstanding teaching of microbiology to undergraduate students and for encouraging them to subsequent achievement. The nominee must be currently teaching microbiology in a recognized college or university, with a substantial portion of his or her time during the past five years devoted to teaching undergraduate students in microbiology, and a minimum of ten years total teaching experience. The nominee may have engaged in research or other concerns, provided that teaching undergraduates remained a substantial activity. International educators are also eligible.
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American Society for Microbiology

Cubist-ICAAC Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $10,000; Award; Travel; Lecture
Description: ASM's premier award honoring outstanding accomplishment in antimicrobial research. The nominee must be actively engaged in research involving development of new agents, investigation of antimicrobial action or resistance to antimicrobial agents, and/or the pharmacology, toxicology or clinical use of those agents. The nominee must not have served on the Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC) Program Committee within the past two years.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted

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American Society for Microbiology

EMD Millipore Alice C. Evans Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Award; Travel
Description: Recognizes contributions toward the full participation and advancement of women in microbiology. This award was established by the ASM's Committee on the Status of Women in Microbiology, and is given in memory of Alice C. Evans, the first woman to be elected ASM President in 1928. The nominee can be any member of ASM who has made major contributions toward fostering the inclusion, development, and advancement of women in careers in microbiology. The nominee must demonstrate commitment to women in science through mentorship and advocacy and by setting an example through scientific and professional achievement.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.

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American Society for Microbiology

Gen-Probe Joseph Public Health Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $2,500; Award; Travel; Lecture
Description: Honors a distinguished microbiologist who has exhibited exemplary leadership and service in the field of public health. This award has been established in memory of J. Mehsen Joseph, Ph.D., who dedicated his life toward the advancement of both microbiology and public health. The nominee must be a microbiologist identified with public health. The recipient will be recognized for significant achievements in integrating the science of microbiology into the practice of public health and for promoting the importance of linking these two disciplines.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.

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American Society for Microbiology

GlaxoSmithKline International Member of the Year Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Award; Travel; Lecture
Description: Honors a distinguished microbiologist who exhibited exemplary leadership in the international microbiological community. It recognizes an international ASM member for education, communication, research, and advancement of the profession to the international microbiology community while demonstrating a commitment to the ASM. The nominee can be any international member of ASM who has made major contributions toward the advancement of the microbiological sciences within the international community through education, research, communication, and leadership. The nominee must not have served on the International Board, the International Education Committee or the International Membership Committee within the past two years.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.

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American Society for Microbiology

GlaxoSmithKline International Member of the Year Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: Award; Travel; Lecture
Description: Honors a distinguished microbiologist who exhibited exemplary leadership in the international microbiological community. It recognizes an international ASM member for education, communication, research, and advancement of the profession to the international microbiology community while demonstrating a commitment to the ASM. The nominee can be any international member of ASM who has made major contributions toward the advancement of the microbiological sciences within the international community through education, research, communication, and leadership. The nominee must not have served on the International Board, the International Education Committee or the International Membership Committee within the past two years.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.

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American Society for Microbiology

Maurice Hilleman/Merck Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $20,000; Award; Travel; Lecture
Description: ASM’s premier award for major contributions to pathogenesis, vaccine discovery, vaccine development, and/or control of vaccine-preventable diseases. The award is presented in memory of Maurice R. Hilleman, whose work in the development of vaccines has saved the lives of many throughout the world. The nominee must have made outstanding achievements in pathogenesis, vaccine discovery, vaccine development, and/or control of vaccine-preventable diseases.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.

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American Society for Microbiology

William A. Hinton Research Training Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $2,500; Award; Travel
Description: Honors outstanding contributions toward fostering the research training of underrepresented minorities in microbiology. It is given in memory of William A. Hinton, a physician-research scientist and one of the first African-Americans to join the ASM. The nominee must contribute to the research training of undergraduate students, graduate students, postdoctoral fellows or health professional students and efforts leading to the increased participation of underrepresented minorities in microbiology.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.

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American Society for Microbiology

Moselio Schaechter Distinguished Service Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $4,000 to defray travel expenses; Plaque
Description: This award, named in honor of Professor Moselio Schaechter, former ASM President, honors an ASM member who has shown exemplary leadership and commitment towards the substantial furthering of the profession of microbiology in research, education or technology in the developing world. Eligibility: Individuals (for example: microbiologists who have been instrumental in setting up properly functioning clinical microbiology laboratories or successful biotechnology services based on microbiology; academicians who have developed high quality undergraduate or graduate training programs; researchers who have demonstrated leadership in the context of the region) from the upper-middle, lower-middle, and low-income countries as determined per World Bank’s classification. The nominee must be a national or a permanent resident of a qualifying country and have or have had a full-time professional appointment in the microbiological sciences or a related field for at least ten years in a country or region of the developing world. The nominees may not be currently serving on any ASM Board or Committee and can not be an ASM Ambassador or Country Liaison at the time of the nomination deadline. The nominee must be an active ASM member at the time of nomination deadline.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.

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American Society for Microbiology

Scherago-Rubin Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $2,000 to defray travel; Certificate
Description: Recognizes an outstanding, bench-level clinical microbiologist. The award was established by the late Sally Jo Rubin, an active member of ASM's Clinical Microbiology Division, in honor of her grandfather, Professor Morris Scherago. The nominee must be a non-doctoral-level clinical microbiologist involved primarily in routine diagnostic work, rather than in research, who has distinguished himself or herself with excellent performance in the clinical laboratory.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.

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American Society for Microbiology

Siemens Healthcare Diagnostics Young Investigator Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $2,500; Award; Travel
Description: Honors outstanding laboratory research in clinical microbiology or antimicrobial agents and is intended to further the career development of a young clinical scientist and promote awareness of clinical microbiology as a career. The nominee should be conducting outstanding research in clinical microbiology, automation in clinical laboratories, development of novel antimicrobial agents, mechanisms of action of antimicrobial agents or mechanisms of resistance to antimicrobial agents. The nominee must be no more than five years beyond completion of postdoctoral research training in microbiology, infectious diseases or related disciplines at the time of the nomination deadline.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.

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American Society for Microbiology

USFCC/J. Roger Porter Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $2,000; Award; Travel; Lecture
Description: This award recognizes outstanding efforts by a scientist who has demonstrated the importance of microbial biodiversity through sustained curatorial or stewardship activities for a major resource used by the scientific community. It honors the memory of Dr. Porter and his remarkable contributions to science. The nominee will have greatly aided other scientists by demonstrating the fundamentals of culture collections and related resources and the rich biodiversity that such collections preserve. These resources may include collections of cells or microorganisms, databases or tools, or major reference works or services as an essential aspect of either one or more major publications or an extensive work effort.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.

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American Society for Microbiology

Procter & Gamble Award in Applied and Environmental Microbiology

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $2,000; Award; Travel; Lecture
Description: Recognizes distinguished achievement in research and development in applied (non-clinical) and environmental microbiology. The nominee must demonstrate outstanding accomplishment in research or development in an appropriate field and be actively engaged in research or development at the time that the award is presented.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.

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American Society for Microbiology

Promega Biotechnology Research Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $5,000; Award; Travel; Lecture
Description: Honors outstanding contributions to the application of biotechnology through fundamental microbiological research and development. A nomination can be a single exceptionally significant achievement or the aggregate of a number of exemplary achievements.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations, co-nominations, and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.

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American Society for Microbiology

Raymond W. Sarber Awards

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $2,000; Certificate
Description: Recognize students at the undergraduate and predoctoral levels for research excellence and potential. The awards honor Raymond W. Sarber for his contributions to the growth and advancement of ASM. Nominees must be a student at the undergraduate or predoctoral level, attending an accredited institution in the United States, in an academic program involving microbiology. Two awards are presented at the ASM General Meeting, one to an undergraduate and one to a graduate student. They will be judged separately.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.

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American Society for Microbiology

D.C. White Research and Mentoring Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $5,000; Award; Travel; Lecture
Description: Recognizing distinguished accomplishments in interdisciplinary research and mentoring in microbiology, this award honors D.C. White, who was known for his interdisciplinary scientific approach and for being a dedicated and inspiring mentor. Consideration will be given to the breadth of the nominee's contributions, as well as their originality and overall impact. There are no age restrictions, but the nominee must have a distinguished record of accomplishments in microbiological research. Nominees in all areas of microbiology will be considered.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted.

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American Society for Microbiology (Sponsored by Abbott Diagnostic Division)

Abbott Award in Clinical and Diagnostic Immunology

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $2,500; plaque; travel; lecture
Description: Honors a distinguished scientist in clinical or diagnostic immunology for outstanding contributions to those fields. The nominee must demonstrate significant contributions to the understanding of the functioning of the host immune system in human disease, clinical approaches to diseases involving the immune system or development or clinical application of immunodiagnostic procedures.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted. The nominator and supporters must not share employers.

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American Society for Microbiology (Sponsored by Abbvie)

ASM Lifetime Achievement Award

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $20,000; plaque; travel; lecture
Description: ASM's premier award for sustained contributions to the microbiological sciences. The nominee must be a mature scientist, active or retired, from any relevant area of microbiology. Nominations will be considered without updating for three years.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations and more than one nomination per nominee will not be accepted. The nominator and supporters must not share employers.

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American Society for Microbiology (Spponsored by BD Diagnostic Systems)

BD Award for Research in Clinical Microbiology

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $2,000; Award; Travel; Lecture
Description: Honors a distinguished scientist for research accomplishments that form the foundation for important applications in clinical microbiology. The nominee must be a distinguished clinical microbiologist.
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Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Abraham Flexner Award

Deadline: May 1
Prize: $10,000
Description: 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.
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Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards

Deadline: May 1
Prize: 10,000 Grant; $2,500 to SOM; $1,000 to SOM AOA chapter
Description: The Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards recognize the significant contributions to medical education made by gifted teachers. Up to four awards will be granted each year.
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Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences

Deadline: May 1
Prize: $5,000
Description: The Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences honors outstanding biomedical research related to health and disease. The research recognized should have contributed to the substance of medicine. The AAMC has awarded a prize in this arena, in partnership with various sponsors, since 1947.
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Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Herbert W. Nickens Award

Deadline: May 1
Prize: $10,000
Description: The award is given to an individual who has made outstanding contributions to promoting justice in medical education and health care for people in the United States. The recipient received a $10,000 award and presents the Nickens Lecture at the AAMC annual meeting.
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Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)

Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service

Deadline: May 1
Prize: Award
Description: This award honors member institutions with a longstanding, major institutional commitment to addressing community needs. The award recognizes exceptional programs that go well beyond the traditional role of academic medicine and reach communities whose needs are not being met through the traditional health delivery system. The award was renamed in 2007 to honor Spencer "Spike" Foreman, M.D., who established the award in 1993 while serving as chair of the AAMC.
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Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC)/Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF)

David E. Rogers Award

Deadline: May 1
Prize:
Description: 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.
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BBVA Foundation

Frontiers of Knowledge Award

Deadline: June 30
Prize: 400,000 euro
Description: The BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards seek to recognize and encourage world-class research and artistic creation, prizing contributions of lasting impact for their originality, theoretical significance and ability to push back the frontiers of the known world. These international awards span eight categories: Basic Sciences (Physics, Chemistry, Mathematics), Biomedicine, Ecology and Conservation Biology, Information and Communication Technologies, Economics, Finance and Management, Contemporary Music, Climate Change and Development Cooperation.
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Blavatnik Family Foundation

Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists National Competition

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $250,000
Description: The Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists National Competition honors America’s most innovative young faculty-rank scientists and engineers. The Blavatnik Awards will reward excellence by young faculty members in three disciplinary categories: Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Life Sciences; Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Physical Sciences & Engineering; Blavatnik National Award for Young Scientists in Chemistry
Restrictions/Limitations: Please notify the Faculty Excellence Recognition and Awards Committee of the nomination(s) you intend to make.

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Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation

Heinrich Wieland Prize

Deadline: February 28
Prize: 50,000 euros ($69,000 USD); medal
Description: To promote research on biologically active molecules and systems in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry, physiology and clinical medicine, the Boehringer Ingelheim Foundation endows the Heinrich Wieland Prize. The award is named in honor of Heinrich Wieland (1877-1957), a Nobel Prize laureate in chemistry.
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Carnegie Mellon University

Dickson Prize in Science

Deadline: March 1
Prize: $50,000 award; medallion
Description: The Dickson Prize in Science is awarded annually to the person who has been judged by Carnegie Mellon University to have made the most progress in the scientific field in the United States for the year in question. At Carnegie Mellon, the field of science is interpreted to include the natural sciences, engineering, computer science or mathematics. The recipients of the prize should be selected solely by representatives of Carnegie Mellon University. The award should not be made solely to a graduate or person from Carnegie Mellon University. However, it is understood that anyone considered for the prize must have done the bulk of his or her work in the United States. Please notify FacultyAwards@som.umaryland.edu of the nomination(s) you intend to make.
Restrictions/Limitations: Deans, department heads and university professors are welcome to submit suggestions for the Dickson Prize in Science to the Office of the Provost Carnegie Mellon University. All submissions should be received by March 1st.

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Columbia University

The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize

Deadline: January 31
Prize: Honorarium; Citation
Description: Each year, 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 prize 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.
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Dan David Foundation/Tel Aviv University

Dan David Prize

Deadline: November 30
Prize: Three prizes of US $1,000,000 awarded annually
Description: 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.
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Drexel University College of Medicine

Hedwig van Ameringen Executive Leadership in Academic Medicine (ELAM) Program for Women

Deadline: January 1
Prize: Fellowship
Description: ELAM offers an intensive one-year program of leadership training with extensive coaching, networking and mentoring opportunities aimed at expanding the national pool of qualified women candidates for leadership in academic medicine, dentistry and public health. ELAM is intended for senior women faculty at U.S. and Canadian academic health centers who: have attained at least the rank of associate professor; have achieved significant administrative experience in personnel and budget matters, preferably both (e.g. chair, division chief); express a clear desire for attaining a leadership position; embrace strategic risk-taking in their career path; realistically assess their leadership opportunities, both internal and external; possess growth opportunities, either formal or informal, within their institution; and have an expressed commitment from their institution to support their formal or informal advancement and opportunities for increased responsibility in the immediate to five-year range.
Restrictions/Limitations: Nominations can be made by the medical school Dean ONLY. Significant financial and time commitments are required by the nominees institution.

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Eli Lilly and Company

FASEB Excellence in Science Award

Deadline: February 28
Prize: $10,000 unrestricted grant; plaque; lecture at society meeting
Description: The Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Excellence in Science Award, sponsored by Eli Lilly and Company, is given in recognition of outstanding achievement by women in biological science. Recipients are women 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.
Restrictions/Limitations: Nominees (and nominators) must be members of at least one of FASEB's 26 member societies.

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Franklin Institute

Benjamin Franklin Medals

Deadline: January 1
Prize: Medal
Description: The Franklin Institute invites you to nominate candidates for the Benjamin Franklin Medals. From its inception, The Franklin Institute has used awards and prizes to recognize and promote excellence in science, technology, and industry. The endowed Benjamin Franklin Medals are given annually in the following seven disciplines of science: Chemistry, Computer and Cognitive Science, Earth and Environmental Science, Electrical Engineering, Life Science, Mechanical Engineering, Physics. 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. The work must have scientific value and/or proven utility. It must have provided significant direction for future research, solved an important problem, or provided great benefit to the public. There must be sufficient submitted documentation to support further investigation. Nominations are accepted on a CONTINUOUS basis.
Restrictions/Limitations: Candidates for the award must be living persons.

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Franklin Institute

Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science

Deadline: May 31
Prize: $250,000 award; Gold medal
Description: This award is presented annually by The Franklin Institute to an individual of any nationality for outstanding work in the basic, applied, or engineering sciences. Each year, a predetermined field of study is chosen as a theme.
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Franklin Institute

Bower Award for Business Leadership

Deadline: January 1
Prize: Medal
Description: The Bower Award for Business Leadership is presented annually to a leader in American business or industry, who, in his/her life and work, personifies outstanding qualities and attainments in leadership, the advancement of sound economic practices, and adherence to the highest ethical standards. Any leader or former leader of an American-based company is eligible, who, in his/her life and work, personifies outstanding qualities and attainments in leadership, the advancement of sound economic practices, and adherence to the highest ethical standards are eligible. Special consideration will be given to achievements in business leadership that reflect the practical, useful, entrepreneurial, humanitarian, and philanthropic spirit of Benjamin Franklin. The winner must participate in The Franklin Institute Awards Ceremony in Philadelphia. This award is for an individual rather than a group. NOMINATIONS ARE ACCEPTED ON A CONTINUOUS BASIS.
Restrictions/Limitations: Candidates for the award must be living.

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Gairdner Foundation

Canada Gairdner International Award

Deadline: October 1
Prize: $100,000 CDN; Citation; Sculpture
Description: 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.
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Gairdner Foundation

Canada Gairdner Global Health Award

Deadline: October 1
Prize: $100,000 CDN; Certificate: Award
Description: The Canada Gairdner Global Health Award is directed at health issues pertaining to developing countries. It recognizes those who have made major scientific advances in any one of four areas: basic science, clinical science, or population or environmental health. These advances must have made – or have potential to make – a significant impact on health outcomes in the developing world. Nominations for leadership and administration, however outstanding, do not fall within the parameters of this award. The long-term goal of this prize is to reward and stimulate members of the global scientific and medical community to undertake research that will lead to advances valuable to the health of nations.
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Inamori Foundation

Kyoto Prize

Deadline: June 1
Prize: 50 million yen award; Diploma, Gold medal
Description: 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. The Prize is presented annually in each of the following three categories: Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences and Arts and Philosophy. Each Kyoto Prize category comprises four fields. The specific fields to be awarded in a given year are determined in a prior year.
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Indiana University School of Medicine

Steven C. Beering Award

Deadline: February 18
Prize: $25,000; lectureship
Description: The Beering Award honors an internationally recognized individual for outstanding research contributions to the advancement of biomedical or clinical science.
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Indiana University School of Medicine

Mark Brothers of South Bend Lectureship

Deadline: February 18
Prize: $4,000; plaque, lectureship
Description: The Mark Brothers of South Bend Lectureship recognizes nationally and internationally renowned medical scientists of Asian descent. The recipient is asked to present two lectures, one clinical and one research, to the medical community, and to spend about two days on campus, during which one or two additional lectures to smaller groups are planned.
Restrictions/Limitations: Medical scientists of Asian descent.

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Institute for Women's Health and Leadership, Drexel University College of Medicine

Marion Spencer Fay Award

Deadline: December 15
Prize: $10,000
Description: The Marion Spencer FAy Award is given annually to a women 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.
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Institute of Medicine (IOM)

Gustav O. Lienhard Award

Deadline: May 7
Prize: $40,000; Medal
Description: The Gustav O. Lienhard Award recognizes individuals for outstanding achievement in improving health care services in the United States. The award focuses on creative or pioneering efforts that have appreciably improved personal health services rather than on contributions to the science base of health care.
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Institute of Medicine (IOM)

Institute of Medicine (IOM) Membership

Deadline: February 1
Prize: Membership
Description: Membership in the Institute of Medicine is based upon distinguished professional achievement in a field related to medicine and health; demonstrated and continued involvement with the issues of health care, prevention of disease, education, or research; skills and resources likely to contribute to the Institute's tasks of assessing current knowledge, conducting studies, and considering policy issues; and willingness to be an active participant in the Institute. The Institute's charter stipulates that at least one-quarter of the membership be selected from outside the health professions, from such fields as the natural, social, and behavioral sciences, as well as law, administration, engineering, and the humanities. The election of individuals to the Institute of Medicine (IOM) begins with a confidential nomination by IOM members who are well-acquainted with the candidate’s work. In sponsoring the nomination, the IOM member affirms his or her personal assessment that the candidate meets IOM’s primary criteria of excellence and outstanding professional achievement in a field relevant to the mission of the IOM.
Restrictions/Limitations: Only Institute of Medicine members may nominate individuals for election to membership and the nomination material is available only to members.

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Institute of Medicine (IOM)

Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health

Deadline: May 7
Prize: $20,000; Medal
Description: The Rhoda and Bernard Sarnat International Prize in Mental Health is presented annually by the Institute of Medicine (IOM). This international award recognizes individuals, groups, or organizations for outstanding achievement in improving mental health.
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Intellectual Property Owners Education Foundation

National Inventor of the Year Award

Deadline: March 1
Prize: $25,000
Description: The purpose of the award is to increase public awareness of inventors and how they benefit the nation’s economy and our quality of life. Nominees should epitomize the American traditions of technological leadership and “Yankee ingenuity.”
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International Balzan Prize Foundation

Balzan Prize

Deadline: March 15
Prize: $750,000 Swiss Francs
Description: The “Prize” Foundation’s purpose is to promote culture, the sciences and the most meritorious initiatives in the cause of humanity, peace and brotherhood among peoples. It achieves this by awarding prizes annually. The Balzan Prizes are chosen by the General Prize Committee in two general subject areas: Literature, Moral Sciences and the Arts; and the Physical, Mathematical and Natural Sciences and Medicine. The four Balzan Prizes, two per category, are awarded to scholars, artists and scientists who have distinguished themselves in their fields on an international level. The subject areas in which the awards are granted are rotated, and this special characteristic of the Balzan Prize ensures the promotion and recognition of new or emerging fields of study or research that may have been overlooked by other international awards.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations are not accepted.

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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize

Deadline: July 1
Prize: $100 million yen; Citation; Medal
Description: The Hideyo Noguchi Africa Prize honors individuals or organization 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.
Restrictions/Limitations: The Prize is awarded every five years: 2008, 2013, 2018

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Japan Society for the Promotion of Science

International Prize for Biology

Deadline: May 15
Prize: $10 million yen; Medal
Description: Nominations by invitation only in designated specialty area. The Prize is awarded annually to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of research in fundamental biology.
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Johnson & Johnson Pharmacuetical Services, LLC

Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research

Deadline: February 15
Prize: $100,000 prize; citation; sculpture
Description: The Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research aims to extend the legacy of Dr. Paul by honoring the work of an active scientist in academia, industry or a scientific institute. The Award will acknowledge the work of an individual who has made a significant, transformational contribution toward the improvement of human health.
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Karolinska Institutet

Prize for Research in Medical Education

Deadline: June 1
Prize: 50,000 euro
Description: This international prize is awarded for outstanding research in medical education. The purpose of the prize is to recognize and stimulate high-quality research in the field, and to promote long-term improvements in educational practice. "Medical" includes all education and training for any health science profession. The prize is made possible through financial support from the Gunnar Höglund and Anna-Stina Malmborg Foundation. It is currently presented every second year.
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Kavli Foundation

Kavli Prize in Neuroscience

Deadline: December 15
Prize: $1 million prize; Scroll; Medal
Description: 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.
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Keio University Medical Science Fund

Keio Medical Science Prize

Deadline: March 1
Prize: 10 million yen ($121,447 USD); certificate of merit; medal
Description: 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.
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King Faisal Foundation

King Faisal International Prize in Medicine

Deadline: May 1
Prize: $200,000 award; Certificate; Gold medallion
Description: King Faisal Foundation believes that it is through the collective efforts of outstanding individuals that the highest aspirations are realized. The annual presentation of King Faisal International Prize enables the Foundation to reward dedicated men and women whose contributions make a positive difference: those who exceptionally serve Islam and Muslims, and the scientists and scholars whose research results in significant advances in specific areas that benefit humanity. This incentive also encourages expanded research that may lead to important medical and scientific breakthroughs. Merit and excellence alone are the criteria for selection. As testimony to the high caliber of Prize recipients and to the importance of the research carried out by KFIP laureates, nine winners have gone on to win Nobel prizes for the same works that were recognized by King Faisal International Prize. Incredibly, four of the six Physics and Chemistry Nobel Laureates for 2001 were former KFIP winners.
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Lasker Foundation

Lasker Award for Basic Medical Research

Deadline: February 1
Prize: $250,000 Honorarium; Citation; Inscribed statuette
Description: 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 and death.
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Lasker Foundation

Lasker-DeBakey Award for Clinical Medical Research

Deadline: February 1
Prize: $250,000 Honorarium, Citation, Inscribed statuette
Description: The Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award honors investigators whose contributions have improved the clinical treatment of patients.
Restrictions/Limitations: The Special Achievement Award is presented every other year on even years.

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Lasker Foundation

Lasker-Bloomberg Public Service Award

Deadline: February 1
Prize: $250,000 Honorarium; Citation; Inscribed statuette
Description: The Lasker~Bloomberg Public Service Award honors exceptional individuals or organizations whose public service has profoundly enlarged the possibilities for medical research and the health sciences and their impact on the health of the public. The Award will be conferred on a winner selected from among policy makers, journalists, philanthropists, advocates, scientists, and public health professionals. The Committee welcomes nominations in global health, domestic health, or both.
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Lasker Foundation

Lasker-Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science

Deadline: February 1
Prize: $250,000 Honorarium; Citation; Inscribed statuette
Description: The Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science honors scientists whose contributions to research are of unique magnitude and have immeasurable influence on the course of science, health, or medicine, and whose professional careers have engendered within the biomedical community the deepest feelings of awe and respect.
Restrictions/Limitations: The Special Achievement Award is presented every other year on even years. Scientists who have previously won a Lasker Award are ineligible for this Award.

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March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation

March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology

Deadline: October 31
Prize: $250,000 award; Roosevelt dime silver medal
Description: The March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology is awarded to investigators whose research has profoundly advanced the science that underlies our understanding of birth defects.
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Maryland Academy of Sciences (parent body of Maryland Science Center)

Maryland Outstanding Young Engineer Award

Deadline: March 14
Prize: $2,500 award; Allan C. Davis Medal
Description: In 1988 the Outstanding Young Engineer (OYE) award was established to recognize contributions in engineering. The OYE is sponsored by the Maryland Academy of Sciences and conferred by the Maryland Science Center to encourage the important work of young engineers residing in the State of Maryland and increase public awareness of their accomplishments. Nominees must meet the following requirements: Be engaged as a full-time professional in research and/or application in any of the field of science; be a resident of Maryland at the time of the nomination; and be no more than 35 years of age in the calendar year the award is given. Only individuals are eligible for consideration. (Institutions, organizations, teams, etc. are not eligible.) Please notify FacultyAwards@som.umaryland.edu of the nomination(s) you intend to make.
Restrictions/Limitations: Nominations may be submitted by a scientist/science/engineering professional in the same field as the nominee who has substantial knowledge of the nominee’s work. Self-nominations are not accepted. Previous recipients are not eligible for the same award.

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Maryland Academy of Sciences (parent body of Maryland Science Center)

Maryland Outstanding Young Scientist Award

Deadline: March 14
Prize: $2,500 award; Alexander M. Haig, Jr. Medal
Description: The Outstanding Young Scientist (OYS) award program was established in 1959 to recognize and celebrate extraordinary contributions of young scientists in Maryland. The OYS is sponsored by the Maryland Academy of Sciences and conferred by the Maryland Science Center to encourage the important work of young engineers residing in the State of Maryland and increase public awareness of their accomplishments. Nominees must meet the following requirements: Be engaged as a full-time professional in research and/or application in any of the field of science; be a resident of Maryland at the time of the nomination; and be no more than 35 years of age in the calendar year the award is given. Only individuals are eligible for consideration. (Institutions, organizations, teams, etc. are not eligible.) Please notify FacultyAwards@som.umaryland.edu of the nomination(s) you intend to make.
Restrictions/Limitations: Nominations may be submitted by a scientist/science/engineering professional in the same field as the nominee who has substantial knowledge of the nominee’s work. Self-nominations are not accepted. Previous recipients are not eligible for the same award.

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McGill University

Louis and Artur Lucian Award

Deadline: March 15
Prize: $60,000 Canadian ($60,382 USD)
Description: The Award is designed to honour 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. The Award provides for the financial support of investigators and their families during a visit to McGill University. It is hoped that through this Award, collaborative research in the field of circulatory diseases can be established between McGill and research centres elsewhere in Canada, the United States and other countries of the world.
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National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal

Deadline: September 15
Prize: $25,000 award; Medal
Description: 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.
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National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Award in Molecular Biology

Deadline: September 15
Prize: $25,000 award; Medal
Description: 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.
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National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

NAS Award in the Neurosciences

Deadline: January 1
Prize: $25,000 award
Description: Awarded in recognition of extraordinary contributions to progress in the fields of neuroscience, including neurochemistry, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, developmental neuroscience, neuroanatomy, and behavioral and clinical neuroscience.
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National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

Richard Lounsbery Award (biology and medicine)

Deadline: September 15
Prize: $50,000 award; Medal
Description: 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. In addition to the award, a further sum is provided for the recipient to visit a laboratory or research institution in France, if he or she is American; in the United States, if French. The recipient is invited to give a lecture at the Academy that awards the prize. Established by Vera Lounsbery in memory of her husband, Richard Lounsbery.
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National Academy of Sciences (NAS)

National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Membership

Deadline: January 1
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Description: Members and foreign associates are elected annually in recognition of their distinguished achievements in original research; election is considered one of the highest honors that can be accorded a scientist or engineer. Currently, as many as 72 members and 18 foreign associates may be elected annually.
Restrictions/Limitations: A formal nomination can be submitted only by an Academy member. Please notify the Faculty Excellence Recognition and Awards Committee of the nomination(s) you intend to make.

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National Science Foundation

National Medal of Science

Deadline: March 31
Prize: Medal
Description: The National Medal of Science was established by the 86th Congress in 1959 as a Presidential Award to be given to individuals "deserving of special recognition by reason of their outstanding contributions to knowledge in the physical, biological, mathematical, or engineering sciences." In 1980 Congress expanded this recognition to include the social and behavioral sciences. Especially interested in identifying women, members of minority groups, and persons with disabilities for consideration.
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National Science Foundation

National Medal of Technology and Innovation

Deadline: March 31
Prize: Medal
Description: The National Medal of Technology and Innovation is the United States' highest honor for technological achievement. Established by the Stevenson-Wydler Technology Innovation Act of 1980, the Medal was first awarded in 1985. The Medal recognizes those who have made lasting contributions to America's competitiveness, standard of living, and quality of life through technological innovation, as well as those who have made substantial contributions to strengthening the Nation's technological workforce. It is awarded annually by the President of the United States in a public ceremony. The National Medal of Technology and Innovation program is administered by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office.
Restrictions/Limitations: Please notify FacultyAwards@som.umaryland.edu of the nomination(s) you intend to make.

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Nobel Prize Foundation

Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

Deadline: February 1
Prize: Cash award; Gold medal; Diploma; Lecture at Award Ceremony
Description: Nomination to the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine is by invitation only. The Nobel Committee sends confidential forms to persons who are competent and qualified to nominate candidates for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. The names of the nominees and other information about the nominations cannot be revealed until 50 years later. The Nobel Assembly at Karolinska Institutet is responsible for the choice of the Nobel Laureates in Physiology or Medicine from among the candidates recommended by the Nobel Committee for Physiology or Medicine. The Assembly has 50 members. The Nobel Committee is the working body that screens the nominations and selects the candidates for the Physiology or Medicine Prize. It consists of five members and the Secretary of the Nobel Assembly.
Restrictions/Limitations: The candidates eligible for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine are those nominated by qualified persons who have received an invitation from the Nobel Committee to submit names for consideration. No one can nominate himself or herself.

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Ochsner Clinic Foundation

Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Health

Deadline: March 31
Prize: $15,000; medallion; scroll
Description: Recipients of the Ochsner Award are honored for work demonstrating important relationships between tobacco consumption and nicotine addiction, lung cancer and other malignancies, lung function and emphysema, and other diseases including atherosclerosis and coronary heart disease. The Ochsner Award recognizes outstanding scientific achievements that have provided pivotal insights into the biological and clinical mechanisms that relate tobacco consumption to human disease. The Award is named for the late Doctor Alton Ochsner, the first person to recognize that cigarette smoking is a major factor underlying lung cancer. Endorsed by: The American College of Chest Physicians.
Restrictions/Limitations: Self-nominations are excluded. Nominations must be submitted via e-mail as attached documents in PDF format to AOSRA@ochsner.org. Please notify FacultyAwards@som.umaryland.edu of the nomination(s) you intend to make.

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Passano Foundation

Passano Award

Deadline: November 2
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Description: The Passano Foundation recognizes members of the medical and scientific community who have made an outstanding research contribution. The Foundation presents an award each year to a research physician who has made an exceptional contribution to the advancement of medical science. Prime consideration is given to work that has immediate clinical value or gives promise of practical application in the near future. An annual award is also given to a young scientist or scientists to promote continuing research.
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Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation

Genetics Prize

Deadline: December 15
Prize: $500,000 award; Gold medal
Description: 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.
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Peter and Patricia Gruber Foundation

Neuroscience Prize

Deadline: December 15
Prize: $500,000 award; Gold medal
Description: The Neuroscience Prize honors scientists for major discoveries that have advanced the understanding of the nervous system. The Prize, established in 2004, is an unrestricted cash award of $500,000, a gold medal inscribed with the recipient's name, and a citation describing the achievement for which the recipient is being honored. It is awarded each year to a person or persons chosen by a distinguished advisory board of neuroscience experts from nominations that are received from around the world
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Prince Mahidol Award Foundation

Prince Mahidol Award in Medicine

Deadline: May 31
Prize: $50,000 award; Medal; Certificate
Description: The Prince Mahidol Award in Medicine is conferred on an annual basis to a world-renowned scientist or institution for outstanding performance and/or research in the field of medicine for the benefit of mankind.
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Research America/University of Chicago Medical Center

Garfield Economic Impact Award

Deadline: June 4
Prize: $10,000 honorarium
Description: Established in 2002 as the Eugene Garfield Economic Impact of Medical and Health Research Award, the Garfield Economic Impact Award annually recognizes outstanding research that illustrates how medical or health research impacts the economy. Founding support for the Garfield Award was provided by the Eugene Garfield Foundation. In 2008, the University of Chicago Medical Center's sponsorship of the award increased the honorarium to $10,000, extending its impact and prominence.
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Robarts Research Institute

J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine

Deadline: May 1
Prize: $10,000 award; Medallion
Description: 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.
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Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics

Deadline: November 1
Prize: $150,000 USD; trophy
Description: 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.
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Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science

Deadline: November 1
Prize: $150,000 USD; trophy
Description: Established in 2005, the prize rewards outstanding scientific achievements in the field of cognitive research. It consists of a permanent token and a cash prize of $150,000 to be spent at the discretion of the recipient. Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for Cognitive Science will be awarded to an individual person, whose transdisciplinary contribution to the knowledge and insight concerning the mechanisms and processes underlying the intelligent functioning of humans and animals, is judged of such exceptional importance or value by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences that this person is deemed a worthy recipient of the prize.
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Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences

Dr. A.H. Heineken Prize for Medicine

Deadline: November 1
Prize: $150,000 USD; trophy
Description: 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.
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Shaw Prize Foundation

Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine

Deadline: December 10
Prize: $1 million USD award; Medal; Certificate
Description: 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.
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Technion-Israel Institute of Technology

Harvey Prize

Deadline: November 1
Prize: $75,000 award
Description: The Harvey Prize is awarded annually in a variety of disciplines within the categories of Science & Technology and Human Health. The Harvey Prize has also been awarded for Contribution to Peace in the Middle East.
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Tel Aviv University

Raymond & Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics

Deadline: March 1
Prize: $50,000
Description: The prize is intended to encourage dedication to science, originality and excellence by rewarding outstanding scientists of age 45 years or younger. Nominations for the Sackler Prize can be made by individuals belonging to one or more of the following categories: (1) Professors of Physics, Chemistry, Biology, Medicine and Engineering in recognized institutions of higher learning and research in Israel and abroad; (2) Presidents, Rectors, Vice-Presidents, Provosts, Deans in the Natural Sciences, Medicine and Engineering; (3) Sackler Prize Laureates; (4) Members of the TAU Senate and Members of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Restrictions/Limitations: Scientists 45 years or younger. Members of TAU faculty are not eligible to receive the prize. Self-nominations cannot be accepted. Please notify FacultyAwards@som.umaryland.edu of the nomination(s) you intend to make.

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The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)

American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) Membership

Deadline: September 15
Prize: Membership
Description: The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) is one of the nation's oldest and most respected medical honor societies. The ASCI comprises physician-scientists from all medical specialties elected to the Society for their outstanding records of scholarly achievement in biomedical research and represents active physician-scientists who are at the bedside, at the research bench, and at the blackboard. The ASCI is dedicated to the advancement of research that extends our understanding and improves the treatment of human diseases, and members are committed to mentoring future generations of physician-scientists. The ASCI considers the nominations of several hundred physician-scientists from the United States and abroad each year and elects up to 80 new members each year for their significant research accomplishments.
Restrictions/Limitations: Proposers and Seconders must be active ASCI members in good standing and current in Society dues. Active and Foreign Associate nominees must be physicians who have accomplished meritorious original, creative, and independent investigations in the clini

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The Japan Prize Foundation

Japan Prize

Deadline: February 26
Prize: 50 million yen ($607,607 USD); medal; certificate of merit
Description: The Japan Prize is awarded to people from all parts of the world whose original and outstanding achievements in science and technology are recognized as having advanced the frontiers of knowledge and served the cause of peace and prosperity for mankind. Each year two particular fields are designated based on trends within these areas and other considerations. As a rule, the Prize is given to individuals, with one person being selected in each field. In certain cases, however, small groups of researchers will also be considered. The Japan Prize Official Nominators are selected by the Foundation from the following criteria and registered in the Japan Prize Nomination System: Members of the Japan Academy or members and associated members of the Science Council of Japan; representatives of the scientific societies or scientists of the world holding equivalent status; presidents, deans or professors of leading universities of the world; presidents of leading scientific and technological organizations, research institutes, or equivalent status in the world; scientists who have been awarded an internationally established prize, including the Japan Prize; scientists from whom the Foundation considers it appropriate to invite the nominations of candidates with the recommendation from organizations or institutes.
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The Pew Charitable Trusts

Pew Scholars Program in Biomedical Sciences

Deadline: November 1
Prize: $240,000
Description: The Pew Scholars Program in the Biomedical Sciences provides funding to young investigators of outstanding promise in science relevant to the advancement of human health. The current grant level is $240,000; $60,000 per year for a four-year period. Candidates should, on basis of performance during education and training, have outstanding promise as contributors in science relevant to human health.
Restrictions/Limitations: Open to individuals with a doctorate in medicine or biomedical sciences. As of November 1, 2010, candidates must hold full-time appointments at the rank of assistant professor or equivalent at one of the invited sponsoring institutions. On July 1, 2011, t

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UMB Presiden'ts Diversity Advisory Council (DAC)

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Diversity Recognition Award

Deadline: November 15
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Description: This annual award honors individual or group achievement in the areas of diversity and inclusiveness, and highlights our University's steadfast commitment to promoting diversity as one of our core values. The recipients' personal and/or professional work must serve as a testament of the ideals epitomized by the life and work of Dr. King. The award will be presented in three categories. One award category will recognize an outstanding UMB faculty or unit. A second category will honor an outstanding staff or unit. The third award category will recognize an outstanding student or student group.
Restrictions/Limitations: Please notify the Faculty Excellence Recognition and Awards Committee of the nomination(s) you intend to make.

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University of Maryland School of Medicine

Dean's Faculty Award for Diversity and Inclusion

Deadline: October 1
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Description: The purpose of this award is to recognize a SOM faculty member for extraordinary work advancing diversity and inclusion throughout the field of medical education and health care equity in the United States.
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University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

The Dickson Prize in Medicine

Deadline: October 1
Prize: $50,000 award; Medallion
Description: The Dickson Prize in Medicine is awarded annually to an American biomedical researcher who has made significant, progressive contributions to medicine. An individual who is actively engaged in innovative, paradigm-shifting biomedical research. 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.
Restrictions/Limitations: Must be a U.S. Citizen

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Vanderbilt University School of Medicine

Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science

Deadline: January 29
Prize: $25,000 award; Lecture & serve on thesis committee at Vanderbilt
Description: 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.
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Vilcek Foundation

Vilcek Prize for Creative Promise in Biomedical Research

Deadline: July 15
Prize: $35,000
Description: The Vilcek Foundation will award three prizes of $35,000 each to young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science. A panel of distinguished jurors—scientists and science/medical writers or editors—will evaluate each application based primarily on the individual’s research contributions to progress in biomedical sciences, as demonstrated by the quality and significance of his/her research and publication record. The individuals chosen will have demonstrated exceptional independence and creativity by their 38th birthday. In addition, the applicants will be judged on their ability to communicate the significance of their research to a scientifically literate audience.
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Warren Alpert Foundation (with Harvard Medical School)

Warren Alpert Foundation Prize

Deadline: November 1
Prize: $250,000
Description: The Warren Alpert Foundation Prize recognizes one or more scientists whose scientific achievements have led to the prevention, cure or treatment of human diseases or disorders, and/or whose research constitutes a seminal scientific finding that holds great promise of ultimately changing our understanding of and/or ability to treat disease.
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Wiley Foundation

Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences

Deadline: July 31
Prize: $35,000; Lecture at Rockefeller University
Description: First awarded in 2002, the Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences is intended to recognize contribtuions that have opened new fields of research, or advanced novel concepts or their applications in a particular biomedical discipline.
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Wolf Foundation

Wolf Prize in Medicine

Deadline: August 31
Prize: $100,000
Description: 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.
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