Academic Awards

Below are national and international research organizations and societies seeking nominations for medical research awards that recognize faculty achievements in medical research. This database is searchable by keyword including disease and organization.

Please contact the Office of the Associate Dean For Research at BUSM with questions or suggestions about additional medical award opportunities not listed below.

Type of Disease/Field Society Award Description Deadline Amount
Neuroscience McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT The Edward M. Scolnick Prize Neuroscience is awarded annually by the McGovern Institute to recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience. December $150,000
Age‐Related Macular Degeneration. Research to Prevent Blindness (RPB) David F. Weeks Award for Outstanding AMD Research. To recognize and celebrate an excellent researcher focused on age‐related macular degeneration. May $40,000
Medicine and Biomedical Research Albany Medical Center The Albany Medical Center Prize provides national and international recognition to a physician, biomedical scientist, or group of physicians or scientists, who have made extraordinary and sustained leadership contributions to improving health care and patient care; or who pursued innovative biomedical research with demonstrated translational benefits applied to improved patient care. March $500,000
Gerontological Gerontological Society of America M Powell Lawton Award. Sponsored by The Polisher Research Institute of the Madlyn and Leonard Abramson Center for Jewish Life, recognizes outstanding contributions from applied gerontological research that have benefited older people and their care. February $2,500
Behavioral Pharmacology American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) P B Dews Award for Research in Behavioral Pharmacology. To recognize outstanding lifetime achievements in research, teaching, and professional service in the field of Behavioral Pharmacology and to honor Peter Dews for his seminal contributions to the development of behavioral pharmacology as a discipline. September $1,000
Biochemistry Biochemical Society Centenary Award. Awarded annually to a biochemist of distinction from any part of the world. 2019 date To be announced £3000
Biochemistry Columbia University The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for Biology or Biochemistry. The award honors a scientific investigator, or group of investigators, whose contributions to knowledge in either of biology or biochemistry are deemed worthy of special recognition. To be announced $5,000
Biomedical Sciences Canada Gairdner Prize Canada Gairdner International 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. October $100,000
Biomedical Sciences Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences. The award honors outstanding medical research related to health and disease. The research recognized may be in the fields of basic discovery, clinical research, health outcomes research, and patient- and population-based outcomes research. It should have a positive impact on medicine and on the health of patients and populations. January $5,000
Biomedical Sciences Vilcek Foundation Vilcek Prizes For Creative Promise in Biomedical Science. The award to young foreign-born biomedical scientists who demonstrate outstanding early achievement. Eligible work may be in basic, applied, and/or translational biomedical science. To be announced $50,000
Biomedical Sciences Wiley Foundation Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences. This prize is intended to recognize contributions that have opened new fields of research, or advanced novel concepts or their applications in a particular biomedical discipline. September $50,000,
Biopharmaceutical Science Tang Prize Foundation Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science. Awarded in recognition of original biomedical science and pharmaceutical research that has led to significant advances towards preventing, diagnosing and treating major human diseases and improving the human health. September Approx. US$1.33 million
Biophysics Biophysical Society Distinguished Service Award. Established by the Biophysical Society, honors service in the field of biophysics and contributions beyond achievements in research. May $1,000
Biophysics Biophysical Society Founders Award. Established by the Society, is given to scientists for outstanding achievement in any area of biophysics. These achievements are often reflected in the acceptance of and use by others in the field, either promptly or over a period of years. May $1,000
Biophysics Biophysical Society Margaret Oakley Dayhoff Award. Award is given to a woman who holds very high promise or has achieved prominence while developing the early stages of a career in biophysical research within the purview and interest of the Biophysical Society. May $2,000
Biophysics National Academy of Sciences Alexander Hollaender Award in Biophysics. The award recognizes outstanding contributions made to the field of biophysics. Every three years. Next October 2019. $20,000
Biophysics Tel Aviv University The Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in Biophysics. The prize is intended to promote originality and excellence of research in the field of Biophysics. The field for the Prize of the Year 2017 is:”Mesoscopic physics of cellular phenomena.” July No monetary award announced
Cancer The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Sjöberg Prize. The Sjöberg Prize is an annual international prize in cancer research awarded to individual researchers or research groups. To be announced One Million US dollars
Polyarthritis The Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences Crafoord Prize. The prize is intended to promote international basic research in the disciplines Mathematics and Astronomy, Geosciences, Biosciences (with particular emphasis on ecology) and Polyarthritis (e.g. rheumatoid arthritis). Spring The prize of SEK 6 millions.
Birth Defects March of Dimes Foundation Prize in Developmental Biology . Awarded to investigators whose research has profoundly advanced the science that underlies our understanding of birth defects October $250,000
Cancer American Association for Cancer Research AACR Award for Lifetime Achievement in Cancer Research. The award was first established in 2004 to honor individuals who have made significant fundamental contributions to cancer research, either through a single scientific discovery or a collective body of work. To be announced No monetary award determined
Cancer American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) AACR-American Cancer Society Award for Research Excellence in Cancer Epidemiology and Prevention. This award recognizes outstanding research accomplishments in cancer epidemiology, biomarkers, and prevention. August $5,000
Cancer American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) AACR-GHA Clowes Memorial Award. This award recognizes outstanding recent accomplishments in basic cancer research. To be announced No monetary award determined
Cancer American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) AACR-Joseph H Burchenal Clinical Research Award. This award recognizes outstanding achievements in clinical cancer research. October $10,000
Cancer American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) AACR-CRI Lloyd J. Old Award in Cancer Immunology. This award recognizes an active scientist whose outstanding and innovative research in cancer immunology has had a far-reaching impact on the cancer field. August $10,000
Cancer American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) AACR Margaret Foti Award for Leadership and xtraordinary Achievements in Cancer Research. This award recognizes an individual whose leadership and extraordinary achievements have made a major impact in cancer research. August $10,000
Cancer American Association for Cancer Research (AACR) Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research. This award is presented to a scientist of international renown who has made a major scientific discovery in basic or translational cancer research. August €75,000
Cancer Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Foundation Charles Rodolphe Brupbacher Prize for Cancer Research. Biennially prize for cancer research upon a scientist who has made extraordinary contributions to basic oncological research. January $1,000
Cancer Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research. This prize recognizes a new generation of leaders in cancer research, who are making significant contributions to the understanding of cancer or are improving the treatment of the disease through basic or clinical research. June $150,000
Cancer National Foundation Cancer Research Szent-Györgyi Prize for Progress in Cancer Research. The prize is designed to stimulate continued investment in pioneering research that will produce scientific breakthroughs and lead to a deeper understanding of the scientific concepts underlying the genetics and molecular makeup of cancer. September $25,000
Cardiovascular Disease American Heart Association (AHA) CVDY Meritorious Achievement Award. The award recognizes a person whose achievements have made a significant impact in the field of cardiovascular disease in the young and have helped to further the mission of the council. February – June $1,000
Thrombosis American Heart Association (AHA) Kenneth M Brinkhous Young Investigator Prize in Thrombosis. Recognizes outstanding endeavors by new investigators in fundamental and applied research in Thrombosis including the mechanism, detection, treatment, and prevention of thrombotic disorders. January $1,500
Cardiovascular American Heart Association (AHA) Melvin L Marcus Young Investigator Award in Basic Cardiovascular Sciences. This award has historically recognized physiological research and research in large-mammal studies, and encompasses functional studies in genetically engineered mice or mammals that are the recipients of cell or gene therapy. May $1,500
Cardiovascular American Physiological  Society (APS) Cardiovascular Section Awards/Carl J. Wiggers Award. The Wiggers award is presented to a scientist who is a Fellow of the Cardiovascular Section of the APS, who has made outstanding contributions to cardiovascular research throughout their career, has been an active and committed member of the section, and who will attract outstanding new members to the Cardiovascular Section from the United States and abroad. January $1,000
Cardiovascular American Physiological  Society (APS) Cardiovascular Section Awards/Clinical Science Young Investigator Award. Award sponsored by Portland press recognizes an outstanding junior investigator involved in cardiovascular research. November $1,000
Cardiovascular American Physiological  Society (APS) Cardiovascular Section Awards/New Investigator Award. This award recognizes outstanding investigators in the early stages of their career who have made meritorious contributions to the scientific areas represented by the Cardiovascular Section of the APS. April $1,000
Cardiovascular American Heart Association (AHA) Louis N and Arnold M Katz Basic Science Research Prize. The Prize encourages new investigators to continue research careers in basic cardiovascular science. This award historically has recognized research involving biochemical, cellular, molecular and genetic sciences, and now includes whole animal studies, especially those related to the creation of new genetic lines. June $1,500
Cell Molecular American Physiological Society (APS) Cell and Molecular Physiology Section Awards/New Investigator Award. Recognizes an outstanding investigator in the early stages of his/her career who have made meritorious contributions to the area represented by the Cell Section. December $1,000
Cell Molecular American Association for the Advancement of Science The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. The prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years. July US$30,000 for the grand prize winner, US$10,000 for each of the category winners.
Chemical Sciences Camille & Henry Dreyfus Foundation, Inc. Dreyfus Prize in Chemical Sciences. The prize is awarded to an individual in a selected area of chemistry to recognize exceptional and original research that has advanced the field in a major way. March $250,000
Chemical Sciences National Academy of Sciences (NAS) NAS Award in Chemical Sciences. The NAS award is presented annually to honor innovative research in the chemical sciences that contributes to a better understanding of the natural sciences and to the benefit of humanity. October $15,000
Chemistry and Physics Tel Aviv University The Raymond and Beverly Sackler International Prize in the Physical Sciences. The prize is awarded alternatively in the fields of Chemistry and Physics, and is intended to encourage dedication to science, originality and excellence by rewarding outstanding young scientists, under 45 years of age December $100,000
Chemistry Welch Foundation Welch Award in Chemistry. To foster and encourage basic chemical research and to recognize, in a substantial manner, the value of chemical research contributions for the benefit of mankind. January $500,000
Clinical Chemistry American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC) Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine. This award is considered the premier award of the Association and is granted as a “lifetime achievement” award for contributions to the field of clinical chemistry. December No monetary award announced
Pediatric Research American Pediatric Society (APS) & Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) E Mead Johnson Award in Pediatric Research. Award honors the foundational contributions of E. Mead Johnson (1852 – 1934) to the field of infant nutrition and child health research December No monetary award announced
Pediatric Research American Pediatric Society (APS) & Society for Pediatric Research (SPR) Young Investigator Award. The highly prestigious Award honors the early achievements of scientists and physician-scientists engaged in a discovery-based career addressing diseases that affect children. December $2,000
Chemistry International Federation of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine (IFCC) IFCC Distinguished Clinical Chemist Award. This award recognizes specifically an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the science of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine or the application of clinical chemistry to the understanding or solution of medical problems. January No monetary award announced
Cytopathology American Society of Cytopathology (ASC) Cytotechnologist Award for Outstanding Achievement. Presented annually to a Cytotechnologist member in recognition of meritorious service or accomplishment in the field of Cytopathology. March $1,500
Child Development Research Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD) Early Career Research Contributions Awards . Awards made to person or persons who distinguish themselves as researchers and scholars, as evidenced through research, publications, and scholarly activity. Opens in Summer of 2018 No monetary award announced.
Gastroenterology American Gastroenterology Association (AGA) William Beaumont Prize in Gastroenterology. Recognize a senior investigator who has made a major contribution ( a single accomplishment or series of accomplishments) that has significantly advanced care of patients with digestive diseases through clinical or translational research. To be announced $5,000
Drug Metabolism American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) ASPET Division for Drug Metabolism Early Career Achievement Award. The award has been established to recognize excellent original research by early career investigators in the area of drug metabolism and disposition. September $1,000
Drug Discovery Society for Medicines Research (SMR)  SMR Drug Discovery Award. To recognize and celebrate outstanding contributions, achievements and inventions in the world of drug discovery and development. To be announced No monetary award announced.
Endocrinology American Physiological Society (APS) Endocrinology and Metabolism Section Awards/New Investigator Award. Recognizes an outstanding investigator in the early stages of his/her career. Candidates should be investigators who have made meritorious contributions to the area represented by the Endocrinology & Metabolism Section. November $1,000
Endocrinology  Society for Endocrinology Transatlantic Medal. Awarded annually to a North American endocrinologist judged to have made significant contributions to the discipline. The award of this Medal was instituted to promote connections between endocrinology in the United Kingdom and North America. June Medal
Endocrinology Society for Endocrinology Dale Medal. The Medal is the highest accolade bestowed by the Society awarded annually to a member of the scientific community in recognition of outstanding studies which have changed our understanding of endocrinology in a fundamental way. June Medal
Epilepsy American Epilepsy Society Basic Science Research Award. These awards are designed to encourage and reward active basic science investigators whose research contributes importantly to understanding and conquering epilepsy. January $10,000
Epilepsy American Epilepsy Society Clinical Science Research Award. These awards are designed to encourage and reward active clinical investigators whose research contributes importantly to understanding and conquering epilepsy. June 1, 2017 $10,000
Epilepsy International League Against Epilepsy Michael Prize. It is an international award for the best scientific and clinical research promoting the further development in epileptology. December €20,000
Gastrointestinal and Liver American Psychological Association Gastrointestinal and Liver Section Awards/Takeda Distinguished Research Award. APS recognizes an outstanding investigator who is internationally recognized for his/her contribution to research in areas represented by the Section December No monetary amount determined
Gastrointestinal and Liver American Psychological Association Gastrointestinal and Liver Section Awards/New Investigator Award. Award recognizes an outstanding investigator in the early stages of his/her career. December $1,000
Human Genetics American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Curt Stern Award. This award is presented yearly for outstanding scientific achievements in human genetics that have occurred during the last 10 years. April $10,000
Genetics American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award. This career development research award is intended to inspire and support new generations of women in the field of genetics. 2018 date to be determined $75,000 over three years
Human Genetics American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) William Allan Award. The award is presented annually to recognize substantial and far-reaching scientific contributions to human genetics, carried out over a sustained period of scientific inquiry and productivity. April $25,000
Human Genetics American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Early-Career Award. This award recognizes scientists who are in the early stages of their careers as independent investigators. April $10,000
Human Genetics American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) Charles J. Epstein Trainee Awards for Excellence in Human Genetics Research. ASHG honors excellence in research conducted by predoctoral and postdoctoral trainees (including genetic counseling trainees) through merit-based awards that recognize highly competitive abstracts submitted and presented at the ASHG Annual Meeting. March No monetary amount determined
Genetics Genetics Society of America George W. Beadle Award. The award honors individuals who have made outstanding contributions to the community of genetics researchers. September $10,000
Genetics Genetics Society of America Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal . This award recognizes the full body of work of an exceptional geneticist. Recipients of the Medal will have made substantial contributions to genetics throughout a full career. July 1, 2017 $3,000
Genetics Genetics Society of America Edward Novitski Prize . The prize recognizes an extraordinary level of creativity and intellectual ingenuity in the solution of significant problems in genetics research. September No monetary amount determined
Genetics Gruber Foundation Genetics Prize is presented to a leading scientist, or up to three, in recognition of groundbreaking contributions to any realm of genetics research. December $500,000
Genetics Genetics Society of UK Genetics Society Medal. Award that recognizes outstanding research contributions to genetics. April Medal
Hypertension American Heart Association (AHA) Irvine Page – Alva Bradley Lifetime Achievement Award. The award is presented each year to an individual who has had a lifetime of outstanding achievements in the field of hypertension and has served as a role model through service, research and teaching. June $2,000
Hypertension American Heart Association (AHA) Excellence Award for Hypertension Research. This award honors excellence in research and discoveries in the field of hypertension as well as a researcher’s contributions. June Honorarium amount not announced.
Infectious Diseases National Foundation for Infectious Diseases Maxwell Finland Award for Scientific Achievement. To honor scientists who have made outstanding contributions to the understanding of infectious diseases and public health. June No monetary amount determined
Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD) Polycystic Kidney Disease Foundation Lillian Jean Kaplan International Prize for Advancement in the Understanding of Polycystic Kidney Disease (PKD). The Prize recognizes individual(s) whose seminal scientific work constitutes tangible achievement toward improving knowledge and treatment of PKD. To be announced $50,000
Life Sciences Breakthrough Prizes Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences. Each year, up to five Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences are awarded. One prize per year is for work contributing to the understanding of Parkinson’s Disease & Neurodegenerative Disorders. May $3 Million
Lupus Lupus Research Alliance Lupus Insight Prize is awarded to an outstanding investigator who has developed a novel research insight in a scientific domain relevant to lupus. February $100,000
Biomedical Science Albert & Mary Lasker Foundation Albert Lasker Award for Special Acheivement in Medical Science. For research accomplishments and scientific statesmanship that engender the deepest feelings of awe and respect. November No monetary amount announced.
Biomedical Science Albert & Mary Lasker Foundation Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award. For a fundamental discovery that opens up a new area of biomedical science. November No monetary amount announced.
Biomedical Science Albert & Mary Lasker Foundation Albert Lasker Clinical Medical Research Award. For a major advance that improves the lives of many thousands of people. November No monetary amount announced.
Medical Sciences National Academy of Sciences Jessie Stevenson Kovalenko Medal. Awarded every two years for outstanding research in the medical sciences (last awarded in 2016). October $30,000
Medicine American Society for Clinical Investigation Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine. Honors a physician-scientist who has moved science forward with achievements notable for innovation, creativity and potential for clinical application. August $20,000
Biomedicine BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards. This award recognizes basic research and creative work of excellence, as embedded in theoretical advances, models and fundamental perspectives for an improved understanding of the natural, social and artificial or technological worlds, technological innovations and development. June €400,000
Clinical Chemistry International Federation of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine IFCC Henry Wishinsky Award for Distinguished International Services. This award honors an individual who has made unique contributions to the promotion and understanding of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine throughout the world. January No monetary amount announced.
Clinical Chemistry International Federation of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine IFCC Award for Significant Contributions in Molecular Diagnostics. This award honors an individual who has made unique contributions to the promotion and understanding of molecular biology and its application In Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine worldwide. January No monetary amount announced.
Clinical Chemistry International Federation of Clinical Chemistry & Laboratory Medicine IFCC Young Investigator Award. This award recognizes and encourages the academic and professional development of a young investigator (under 40 years of age) who has demonstrated exceptional scientific achievements in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine in his/her career. January No monetary amount announced.
Magnetic Resonance International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Gold Medal. Awarded for major research contributions to the field of Magnetic Resonance within the scope of the Society’s purposes. February No monetary amount announced.
Biology & Medicine National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Richard Lounsbery Award. The award is given in alternate years to young French and American scientists to recognize extraordinary scientific achievement in biology and medicine. October $50,000
Multiple Sclerosis Robarts Research Institute J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine. Prize will be granted to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions in the area of Discovery and Innovation in Multiple Sclerosis. May $25,000
Life Science and Medicine Shaw Prize Foundation in Hong Kong Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine. This prize honors individuals, regardless of race, nationality and religious belief, who have achieved significant breakthrough in academic and scientific research or application, and whose work has resulted in a positive and profound impact on mankind. Begins in September $1.2 Million
Liver American Liver Association Distinguished Scientist Achievement Award honoring a scientist who has made a major contribution to liver disease research in basic science. September No monetary amount determined
Behavioral Medicine Society of Behavioral Medicine Distinguished Scientist Award. Award is based on total career achievement. Nominees must have achieved scholarly distinction (i.e., made a series of distinguished empirical contributions or contributed substantially to the development of new theories or methods). Recipients are invited to give a master lecture at SBM’s annual meeting. To be announced No monetary amount determined
Behavioral Medicine Society of Behavioral Medicine Early Career Investigator Award. This award recognizes an early-career nominee’s total career achievements, including the publication of a representative paper. To be announced No monetary amount determined
Medicine Keio University Medical Science Fund Keio Medical Science Prize. Recognition to the outstanding and creative achievements of researchers in the field of medical and life sciences, in particular those contributing to scientific developments in medicine. March Medal and monetary award
Medicine University of Pittsburgh Dickson Prize in Medicine. Nominees for the should be actively engaged in innovative, paradigm-shifting biomedical research that is worthy of significant and broad attention. October $50,000
Medicine Warren Alpert Foundation Warren Alpert Foundation Prize. Awarded to one or more scientists, physicians and researchers 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 or ability to treat disease. October $500,000
Cardiovascular Sciences Ohio State University Schottenstein Prize in Cardiovascular Sciences . The recipient will be a leader in cardiovascular sciences, a physician or biomedical scientist who has made extraordinary and sustained leadership contributions to improving health care. Biennial award. 2018 date to be announced $100,000
Medicine RDS – Ireland’s Philanthropic Society RDS Irish Times Boyle Medal for Scientific Excellence (Irish born) . It is now awarded biennially – alternating between a scientist based in Ireland and an Irish scientist based abroad. September €20,000.
Infectious Disease American Society for Microbiology (ASM) Young Investigator Awards. Recognize and reward early career scientists for research excellence and potential in microbiology and infectious disease. June No monetary award announced.
Microbiology National Academy of Sciences Selman A Waksman Award in Microbiology.  Award is a prize that is presented to recognize a major advance in the field of microbiology. October $20,000
Microbiology and Biotechnology Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) Charles Thom Award. To honor researchers for their exceptional merit in industrial microbiology and biotechnology, and their independent of thought and originality that added appreciably to scientific knowledge. March $1,000
Microbiology and Biotechnology Society of Industrial Microbiology and Biotechnology (SIMB) SIMB Young Investigator. This award aims to encourage young investigators to continue their research and to recognize and support their efforts at the beginning of their career. March Inscribed plaque
Molecule Biophysics Biophysical Society Kazuhiko Kinosita Award in Single Molecule Biophysics. The award recognizes outstanding researchers for their exceptional contributions in advancing the field of single molecule biophysics. May $2,000
Biophysics Biophysical Society Michael and Kate Barany Award for Young Investigators. Award recognizes an outstanding contribution to biophysics by a person who has not achieved the rank of full professor at the time of nomination. May $2,000
Membrane Protein Biophysical Society Anatrace Membrane Protein Award. The award was established to recognize an outstanding investigator who has made a significant contribution to the field of membrane protein research. May $3,000
Molecular Biological American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB) William C Rose Award. Recognizes outstanding contributions to biochemical and molecular biological research and a demonstreated commintment to the training of younger scientist, as epitomized by the late Dr. Rose. July $3,000
Molecular Biology National Academy of Sciences NAS Award in Molecular Biology. The NAS Award is supported by Pfizer Inc. and recognizes a recent notable discovery by a young scientist (defined as no older than 45) who is a citizen of the United States October $25,000
Molecular Biology Association for Molecular Pathology (AMP) Award for Excellence in Molecular Diagnostics. AMP Award recognizes lifetime pioneering and special achievements by professionals in the fields of molecular biology, molecular pathology, pathology, genetics, microbiology and basic medical sciences, especially as these achievements relate to molecular diagnostics and molecular medicine. June Honoraria amount not determined
Molecular Sciences Elsevier Ahmed Zewail Prize in Molecular Sciences. The Prize is awarded on a biennial basis to an individual scientist who has made significant and creative contributions, particularly those of a fundamental nature, to any of the disciplines of molecular sciences. To be announced The award consists of a monetary amount, a gold medal and a certificate
Multiple Sclerosis American Academy of Neurology (AAN) The John Dystel Prize for Multiple Sclerosis Research . Recognizes outstanding contributions to research in the understanding, treatment or prevention of multiple sclerosis. To be announced $15,000
Nephrology American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Homer Smith Award. The award is presented annually to an individual who has made outstanding contributions which fundamentally affect the science of nephrology, broadly defined, but not limited to, the pathobiology, cellular and molecular mechanisms and genetic influences on the functions and diseases of the kidney. January No monetary amount determined
Nephrology American Society of Nephrology (ASN) John P Peters Award. The award recognizes individuals who have made substantial research contributions to the discipline of nephrology and have sustained achievements in one or more domains of academic medicine including clinical care, education and leadership. January No monetary amount determined
Nephrology American Society of Nephrology (ASN) Young Investigator Award. The award is presented annually to an individual with an outstanding record of achievement and creativity in basic or patient-oriented research related to the functions and diseases of the kidney. January $5,000
Nephrology American Society of Nephrology (ASN) President’s Medal. ASN awards to individuals who have helped advance ASN’s mission to “lead the fight against kidney disease by educating health professionals, sharing new knowledge, advancing research, and advocating the highest quality care for patients.” January No monetary amount determined
Central Nervous System American Physiological Society Central Nervous System Section Awards/New Investigator Award. The award recognizes an outstanding investigator in the early stages of his/her career. November $250,000
 Nervous System National Academy of Sciences (NAS) Pradel Research Award. The award is presented annually to recognize mid-career neuroscientists whose work is making major contributions to our understanding of the nervous system. October $50,000
Neurobiology Eppendorf The international Eppendorf & Science Prize for Neurobiology. Awarded annually to one young scientist for the most outstanding neurobiological research based on methods of molecular and cell biology conducted by him/her during the past three years. June $25,000
Pick’s, Alzheimer’s, and Related Diseases American Academy of Neurology Potamkin Prize for Research in Pick’s, Alzheimer’s, and Related Diseases. This award recognizes major contributions to the understanding of the causes, prevention, treatment, and cure for Pick’s, Alzheimer’s, and related diseases. To be announced $150,000
Neurosciences Gruber Foundation Neuroscience Prize. Individuals from anywhere in the world who have conducted highly distinguished research in the field of the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nervous system. December $500,000
Neurosciences Society for Neuroscience Donald B Lindsley Prize in Behavioral Neuroscience. Behavioral neuroscience is defined for these purposes as neuroscience research involving behavioral variables or oriented toward the solution of behavioral problems. June $2,500
Neurosciences Society for Neuroscience Young Investigator Award. The award recognizes the outstanding achievements and contributions by a young neuroscientist who has demonstrated scholarly independence. June $15,000
Neurosciences Kavli Prize The Kavli Prize in Neuroscience. 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. To be announced $1 Million
Neurosciences National Academy of Science NAS Award in the Neurosciences. The NAS Award in the Neurosciences is awarded every three years to recognize extraordinary contributions to the progress of the neuroscience fields, including neurochemistry, neurophysiology, neuropharmacology, developmental neuroscience, neuroanatomy, and behavioral and clinical neuroscience. October $25,000
Immunology & Surgery University of Pittsburgh Thomas E. Starlz Prize in Surgery and Immunology. Outstanding national and international leaders who have made significant contributions to the fields of organ transplantation and immunology May $10,000
Pediatric Research American Pediatric Society & Society for Pediatric Research Mary Ellen Avery Neonatal Research Award. The award shall recognize the lifetime achievement of a pediatric investigator who has made important contributions to neonatal health through basic or translational research. February $1,000
Pediatric Research American Pediatric Society & Society for Pediatric Research Douglas K Richardson Award. This award is established in perpetuity to honor the contributions of the late Dr. Douglas K. Richardson to children’s health services research and the Society for Pediatric Research and is open to pediatric health services researchers of any specialty. December $500
Pharmaceutical Research Royal Pharmaceutical Society Royal Pharmaceutical Society Science Award. Applications are welcome from scientists world-wide who are working in a pharmaceutical or allied discipline in industry or academia. With up to 10 years experience at post-doctoral level in September 2017, applicants must have a proven record of independent research and published work that shows outstanding promise. May £1,000
Pharmacology Research American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) John J Abel Award in Pharmacology. The award named after the founder of ASPET, was established in 1946 to stimulate fundamental research in pharmacology and experimental therapeutics by young investigators. September $5,000
Science British Pharmacological Society JR Vane Medal. This prize was established in 2001 in honor of Sir John Vane and was known as the JR Vane Medal until 2016. It is awarded annually for outstanding work in any research area. February £2,000
Plasma Physics American Physical Society John Dawson Award for Excellence in Plasma Physics Research. To recognize a particular recent outstanding achievement in plasma physics research. April $5,000
Laser Science American Physical Society Arthur L Schawlow Prize in Laser Science. To recognize outstanding contributions to basic research which uses lasers to advance our knowledge of the fundamental physical properties of materials and their interaction with light. July $10,000
Biological Physics Research American Physical Society Max Delbruck Prize in Biological Physics. To recognize and encourage outstanding achievement in biological physics research. June $10,000
Gravitational Physics American Physical Society Einstein Prize. To recognize outstanding accomplishments in the field of gravitational physics. June $10,000
Protein Protein Society Protein Science Young Investigator Award. The award, formerly known as The Irving Sigal Young Investigator Award, recognizes a scientist in the first 8 years of an independent career who has made an important contribution to the study of proteins. September No monetary amount determined
Protein Protein Society Stein and Moore Award. Award is given to recognize eminent leaders in protein science who have made sustained high impact research contributions to the field. September No monetary amount determined
Protein Protein Society Christian B. Anfinsen Award. The award recognizes significant technological achievements and/or methodological advancements in protein research. September No monetary amount determined
Protein Protein Society Hans Neurath Award. The award, sponsored by the Hans Neurath Foundation, seeks to honor individuals who have made a recent contribution of exceptional merit to basic protein research. September No monetary amount determined
Protein Protein Society Emil Thomas Kaiser Award. The award recognizes a recent, highly significant contribution in applying chemistry to the study of proteins. September No monetary amount determined
Protein Protein Society Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin Award. The award is granted in recognition of exceptional contributions in protein science which profoundly influence our understanding of biology. September No monetary amount determined
Psychotherapy Research Society for Psychotherapy Research Distinguished Career (Senior) Award. This award honors a long career and a substantial body of scientific work that constitutes a major and significant contribution to psychotherapy research. December No monetary amount determined
Psychotherapy Research Society for Psychotherapy Research Earlier Career (Junior) Award. The early career award is granted no more than 9 years after the person has completed his or her main research training December No monetary amount determined
Psychological American Psychological Association Division 7-Developmental Psychology-Early Career Research Grant in Developmental Psychology. This grant supports the research of outstanding early career members who have not yet received any federal funding for research as a principal investigator or co-investigator. March $1,000 for lecture
NMR Research ENC Laukien Prize. The prize is intended to recognize cutting-edge experimental NMR research with a high probability of enabling beneficial new applications. October $20,000
Genome American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Bower Award and Prize for Achievement in Science. For individuals who have made significant contributions to our understanding or the development of genome editing and/or its applications. March $1,000
Science Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society The John P Mcgovern Science and Society Award. The award is presented to an individual who has made an outstanding contribution to science and society. October $5,000
Science Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society The Walston Chubb Award for Innovation. The Walston Chubb Award for Innovation is designed to honor and promote creativity among scientists and engineers. October $4,000
Science Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society The William Procter Prize for Scientific AchievementProcter Prize. The William Procter Prize for Scientific Achievement is presented to a scientist who has made an outstanding contribution to scientific research and has demonstrated an ability to communicate this research to scientists in other disciplines. October $10,000
Life & Social Science Sigma Xi, The Scientific Research Honor Society Young Investigator Award. Award recognizes excellence in research and includes a certificate of recognition. October $5,000
Science World Cultural Council Albert Einstein World of Science Award . To recognize scientists who have accomplished scientific and technological achievements which have brought progress to science and benefit to mankind. March $10,000
Social & other Sciences National Science Foundation (NSF) Alan T. Waterman Award for scientific research or advanced study in the mathematical, physical, medical, biological, engineering, social, or other sciences at the institution of the recipient’s choice. August $1 million over 5 years
Sexology The Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality (SSSS) Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award recognizes professionals who have made outstanding contributions to the field of sexology. The award is presented to honor scientific contributions in the areas of research, education, or therapy, and is not restricted to members of the Society. April No monetary award announced
Smoking and Disease Ochsner Clinic Foundation Alton Ochsner Award Relating Smoking and Disease. This award is for any candidate whom you believe should be honored for his or her outstanding scientific achievements relating to the role of tobacco consumption to the pathogenesis of disease. March $15,000
Mass Spectrometry American Society for Mass Spectrometry Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry Award recognizes a focused or singular achievement in fundamental or applied mass spectrometry, in contrast to awards that recognize lifetime achievement. November $10,000
Vibrational Spectroscopy Society For Applied Spectroscopy Ellis R. Lippincott Award is presented in recognition of significant contributions in the field of vibrational spectroscopy. October $1,500
Stem Cell New York Stem Cell Foundation Robertson Stem Cell Prize. For extraordinary achievement in stem cell research. May $200,000
Medicine A. Alfred Taubman Medical Research Institute Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Science. It is meant to recognize work in the crucial field of translational research being conducted by the clinician-scientist who has done the most to transform laboratory discoveries into clinical applications for patients suffering from disease. February $100,000
Vision Arnold & Mabel Beckman Foundation Beckman – Argyros Award in Vision Research . The rewards one individual annually who has made and is continuing to make significant transformative breakthroughs in vision research; particularly through the development of an innovative technology or fundamental scientific breakthrough that has been applied to, aided and/or improved the vision sciences. September $500,000
Vision Helen Keller Foundation Helen Keller Prize for Vision Research. Worldwide nominations are hereby requested that recognize research excellence as demonstrated by a number of significant contributions to vision science during the course of a career or for a single contribution of exceptional importance to vision science. To be determined No monetary award announced.
Vision Lighthouse Guild The Bressler Prize in Vision Science . Open to established mid-career vision clinicians or scientists whose leadership, research and service have led to important advancements in the understanding of vision loss, treatment of eye disease or the rehabilitation of people with vision loss. December $50,000
Vision Lighthouse Guild Pisart Award in Vision Science. Open to early-career vision clinicians or scientists, generally fewer than ten years following completion of last degree or training, whose noteworthy, innovative and scholarly contributions have the potential for substantial influence in the understanding of vision loss, treatment of eye disease or the rehabilitation of people with vision loss. December $30,000
Neuropharmacology Society for Neuroscience The Julius Axelrod Prize awarded to a scientist with distinguished achievements in the broad field of neuropharmacology (or a related area) and exemplary efforts in mentoring young scientists. June $25,000