Prize Opportunities

Summary

Below are information and links to national extramural awards and prizes that recognize faculty research and scholarly activities. Obtain eligibility criteria and submission deadlines by following the hyperlink to individual awards.

Albany Medical College Prize in Medicine
The Albany Medical College Prize in Medicine encourages and recognizes extraordinary and sustained contributions to improving health care and promoting innovative biomedical research.
Deadline: Not yet announced (March 25, 2022)
Prize: $500,000
Previous UT Southwestern awardees: Bruce Beutler, M.D. (2009), Michael Brown, M.D. (2003), Joseph Goldstein, M.D. (2003)
Phone518-262-3322

Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award
The Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award is for a fundamental discovery that opens up a new area of biomedical science.
Deadline: Not yet announced (Feb. 7, 2022)
Prize: $250,000
Previous UT Southwestern awardees: Michael Brown, M.D. (1985), Joseph Goldstein, M.D. (1985)
Contact: David Keegan by dkeegan@laskerfoundation.org

Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences
The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences honors transformative advances toward understanding living systems and extending human life.
Deadline: April 1, 2022
Prize: $3,000,000
Previous UT Southwestern awardees: Zhijian "James" Chen, Ph.D. (2019), Helen Hobbs, M.D. (2016)
ContactOffice@breakthroughprize.org

Dickson Prize in Medicine
The Dickson Prize in Medicine is awarded annually to a leading American investigator who is engaged in innovative, paradigm-shifting biomedical research.
Deadline: Not yet announced (Oct. 15, 2021)
Prize: $50,000, Lecture at University of Pittsburgh
Contactpittsom@pitt.edu 

Edward Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience 
The Scolnick Prize is awarded annually by the McGovern Institute to recognize outstanding advances in the field of neuroscience.
Deadline: Dec. 15, 2022
Prize: $150,000, Lecture at MIT
Contact: Gayle Lutchen by gwolf@mit.edu

Gruber – Genetics
The Genetics Prize is presented to a leading scientist, or up to three, in recognition of groundbreaking contributions to any realm of genetics research.
Deadline: Not yet announced (Dec. 15, 2021)
Prize: $500,000
Contactnominations@gruber.yale.edu

Gruber – Neuroscience
The Neuroscience Prize honors scientists for major discoveries that have advanced the understanding of the nervous system.
Deadline: Not yet announced (Dec. 15, 2021)
Prize: $500,000
Previous UT Southwestern awardee: Joseph Takahashi, Ph.D. (2019)
Contactnominations@gruber.yale.edu

Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine
The Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine, presented by the American Society for Clinical Investigation and Harrington Discovery Institute, honors a physician-scientist who has moved science forward with achievements notable for innovation, creativity and potential for clinical application.
Deadline: Not yet announced (Sept. 29, 2021)
Prize: $20,000; published essay in Journal of Clinical Investigation; lecture at AAP-ASCI-APSA
Previous UT Southwestern awardee: Helen Hobbs, M.D. (2018)
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King Faisal Prize in Medicine for Vaccine Development  
Subjects in medicine reflect current areas of international human health concern.
Deadline: Not yet announced (March 31, 2022)
Prize: $200,000
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King Faisal Prize in Science (Chemistry)
The Science subcategories cover a broad scope alternating between physics, chemistry, biology, and mathematics.
Deadline: Not yet announced (March 31, 2022)
Prize: $200,000
Contactnominations@kingfaisalprize.org

Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award
The Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award is for a major advance that improves the lives of many thousands of people.
Deadline: Not yet announced (Feb. 7, 2022)
Prize: $250,000
Contact: David Keegan by dkeegan@laskerfoundation.org

Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize
The Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize for Biology or Biochemistry is awarded by Columbia University to a researcher or group of researchers for their outstanding basic research in biology or biochemistry.
Deadline: Expected 2023
Previous deadline: Jan. 26, 2022
Prize
: Honorarium not stated, citation
Previous UT Southwestern awardees: Michael Brown, M.D. (1984), Joseph Goldstein, M.D. (1984)
Contact: horwitzprize@columbia.edu

Nemmers Prize in Medical Science
The Nemmers Prize is awarded for achievement and work of lasting significance in the field of medical science.
Deadline: Not announced
Prize: $200,000
Contact: nemmersmedicine@northwestern.edu 

Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research (The Welch Foundation)
The Welch Foundation's Norman Hackerman Award in Chemical Research was established to recognize the accomplishments of chemical scientists in Texas who are in their early careers and to serve as an encouragement to those who are embarking on careers dedicated to increasing our fundamental understanding of chemistry.
Deadline: Sept. 15, 2022
Prize: $100,000
Previous UT Southwestern awardees: Ryan Hibbs, Ph.D. (2022), Vincent S. Tagliabracci, Ph.D. (2020), Uttam K. Tambar, Ph.D. (2019), Neal M. Alto, Ph.D. (2017), Benjamin Tu, Ph.D. (2014), Kim Orth, Ph.D. (2010), and Zhijian “James” Chen, Ph.D. (2005)
Contact: nhacr@welch1.org

Passano Award
The Passano Award and honorarium will be given to an established investigator in recognition of his or her research, which leads to clinical medical applications.
Deadline: Not announced
Prize: $50,000
Previous UT Southwestern awardees: Helen Hobbs, M.D. (2016), Jonathan Cohen, Ph.D. (2016), Eric Olson, Ph.D. (2012), Michael Brown, M.D. (1978), Joseph Goldstein, M.D. (1978)
Contact: info@waverlymanagement.com

Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research
The Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research 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.
Deadline: Not announced
Prize: $150,000
Previous UT Southwestern awardees: Ralph DeBerardinis, M.D., Ph.D. (2021), Joshua Mendell, M.D., Ph.D. (2019), Duojia (DJ) Pan, Ph.D. (2013)
Contact: marksprize@mskcc.org

Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine
The winner will be an active investigator having produced innovative, paradigm-shifting research that is worthy of significant and broad attention in the field of molecular medicine.
Deadline: Not announced
Prize: $50,000
Contactodavis@northwell.edu

Shaw Prize
The Shaw Prize honors individuals who have recently achieved distinguished and significant advances, who have made outstanding contributions in academic and scientific research or applications, or who in other domains have achieved excellence.
Deadline: Nov. 30, 2022
Prize: $1,200,000
Previous UT Southwestern awardee: Bruce Beutler, M.D. (2011)
Contactinfo@shawprize.org

Steven C. Beering Award
The Indiana University School of Medicine’s Steven C. Beering Award honors an internationally recognized individual for outstanding research contributions to the advancement of biomedical or clinical science.
Deadline: Not announced (Nov. 19, 2021)
Prize: $25,000
Previous UT Southwestern awardee: Eric Olson, Ph.D. (2012)
Contactfapdd@iu.edu

Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science
The Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science recognizes original biopharmaceutical or biomedical research that has led to significant advances toward preventing, diagnosing and/or treating major human diseases to improve human health.
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2021
Prize: $1,400,000 and a $350,000 grant
Contacttang-prize@tang-prize.org

Taubman Prize
Due to continued uncertainty regarding coronavirus-related restrictions on in-person events, the Taubman Institute has paused the Taubman Prize and the Taubman Prize Symposium.
Deadline: Not announced
Prize: $100,000

Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science
The Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science honors and recognizes a female scientist of national reputation who has a stellar record of research accomplishments and is known for her mentorship of women in science.
Deadline: Not announced (Dec. 1, 2021)
Prize: $25,000
ContactAndreac.Davis@vumc.org

Warren Alpert Foundation Prize
The Warren Alpert Foundation Prize recognizes and honors 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.
Deadline: Not announced. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Prize: $500,000, citation
Previous UT Southwestern awardees: Michael Brown, M.D. (1999), Joseph Goldstein, M.D. (1999)
Contact: Edward Canton by Email or Phone

Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences
The Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences, awarded by the Wiley Foundation, celebrates research that champions novel approaches and challenges accepted thinking in the biomedical sciences.
Deadline: Sept. 30, 2022
Prize: $50,000
Previous UT Southwestern awardees: Michael Rosen, Ph.D. (2020), Steven McKnight, Ph.D. (2014)
Contact: wileyfoundation@wiley.com

Wolf Prize
The Wolf Prize is awarded to outstanding scientists and artists from around the world for achievements in the interest of mankind and friendly relations amongst people.
Deadline: Not announced
Prize: $100,000
ContactOffice@wolffund.org.il