Award Opportunities and Nomination Deadlines

The links below lead to information about distinguished honors and learned societies to which our basic, clinical, and population science faculty can be nominated. We encourage recommendation of deserving colleagues and seek to acknowledge those who have received distinguished awards.

If you intend to submit a nomination or have recently received a distinguished award, please let us know. You may use this email to assist with any necessary endorsements or approvals from your respective dean.

Nomination Deadlines


AAAS Award for Science Diplomacy (9/1/22)
Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine (9/12/22)
Vannevar Bush Award (National Science Board) (TBD)
APS – Daland Fellowships in Clinical Investigation (9/15/22)
International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine (ISMRM) Young Investigator Awards (9/16/22)
Alan T. Waterman Award (9/16/22)
Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences (FNIH) (TBD)
Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists (internal deadline 9/26/22) – Applications for this Limited Submission Program (LSP) opportunity to be vetted through UCSF's Research Development Office. Past Recipient: Edward F. Chang, 2015
Tang Prize in Biopharmaceutical Science (TBD)
Tang Prize in Sustainable Development (TBD)
Wiley Prize in Biomedical Sciences (9/30/22) Past Recipient: Ronald Vale, 2012
Heineken Prizes (TBD, 2023)


Canada Gairdner International Awards (10/1/22) Past Recipients: Ronald Vale, 2019; David Julius, 2017; Peter Walter, 2009; Shinya Yamanaka, 2009; Elizabeth Blackburn, 1998; Stanley Prusiner, 1993; Y. W. Kan, 1984; J. Michael Bishop and Harold Varmus, 1984; John Clements, 1983
Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology (10/1/22) Past Recipients: Murad Mamedov, 2019; Kamal Mandal, 2019.
APS – Franklin Research Grants (10/3/22)
NAS Award in Chemical Sciences (10/3/22)
NAS Award in Molecular Biology (10/3/22)
NAS Public Welfare Medal (10/3/22)
NAS Troland Research Awards (10/3/22)
Dickson Prize in Medicine (10/14/2022)
Wolf Prize (10/20/21)
Millennium Technology Prize (10/31/21) Past Recipient: Shinya Yamanaka, 2012


Dan David Prize (11/1/21) Past Recipients: Cynthia Kenyon, 2011
Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science (11/1/21)
Warren Alpert Foundation Prize (11/2/21)
Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine (11/15/22)
Steven C. Beering Award for Advancement of Biomedical Science (11/19/2021) – For nomination information, please contact Michelle Teng.
“Albert Einstein” World Award of Science (11/20/21)
Passano Award (rolling) Past Recipients: David Julius, 2010; Elizabeth Blackburn, 1999; Peter Walter, 1988 (Young Scientist Award)
Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine (11/30/21) Past Recipients: Ronald Vale, 2017; Peter Walter, 2014; David Julius, 2010; Shinya Yamanaka, 2008; Y. W. Kan, 2004; Herbert Boyer, 2004


APS – Franklin Research Grants (12/1/22)
Kavli Prizes in Astrophysics, Nanoscience, and Neuroscience (12/1/21) Past Recipients: David Julius, 2020; Michael Merzenich, 2016
Vanderbilt Prize in Biomedical Science (12/1/21) Past Recipient: Elizabeth Blackburn, 2007
Edward M. Scolnick Prize in Neuroscience (12/15/21)
Gruber Prizes in Genetics and Neuroscience; Young Scientists Awards (12/15/21)


Vilcek-Gold Award for Humanism in Healthcare (1/24/22) 2021 Recipient: Jirayut “New” Latthivongskorn
Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize (1/26/22)
AAMC Award for Excellence in Medical Education (1/28/22)
AAMC Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences (1/28/22)
AAMC – Robert Wood Johnson Foundation David E. Rogers Award (1/28/22)
Japan Prize in Physics, Chemistry, Informatics, Life Science, Medicine (1/31/22)
Nobel Prizes in Physics and Chemistry (1/31/22)
Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine (1/31/22) 2021 Recipient: David Julius. Past Recipients: Shinya Yamanaka, 2012; Elizabeth Blackburn, 2009; Stanley Prusiner, 1997; J. Michael Bishop and Harold E. Varmus, 1989
Welch Award in Chemistry (1/31/22)
LUI Che Woo Prize for World Civilisation (TBD)


AAAS Martin and Rose Wachtel Cancer Research Award (2/1/22) Past Recipient: Hani Goodarzi, 2017
Harvey Prize, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology (2/1/22)
National Academy of Medicine Membership (2/1/21)
Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award (2/7/22) Past Recipients: Peter Walter, 2014; Ronald Vale, 2012
Lasker~DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award (2/7/22)
Lasker~Koshland Special Achievement Award in Medical Science (2/7/22)
Taubman Prize for Excellence in Translational Medical Research (paused)Past Recipient: Stephen Hauser, 2017
Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research (2/28/22) Past Recipient: David Julius, 2013


Princess of Asturias Awards (3/3/22) Past Recipient: David Julius, 2010
Keio Medical Science Prize (TBD)
Balzan Prize (3/15/22) Past Recipient: Shinya Yamanaka, 2010
Albany Medical Center Prize in Medicine and Biomedical Research (3/25/22)
Yidan Prize (3/30/22)
King Faisal International Prize for Medicine (3/31/22) Past Recipient: Shinya Yamanaka, 2011
King Faisal International Prize for Science (3/31/22)
Switzer Prize – UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine (3/31/22)


AAMC – Alpha Omega Alpha Robert J. Glaser Distinguished Teacher Awards (4/1/22)
AAMC – Herbert W. Nickens Award (4/1/22)
American Academy of Arts and Sciences (Academy members only)
Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences (4/1/22) Past Recipients: David Julius, 2019; Peter Walter, 2018
Charles Stark Draper Prize for Engineering (4/1/22) – awarded every two years
Joseph B. and Toby Gittler Prize (4/1/22)
Louis and Artur Lucian Award for Research in Circulatory Diseases (4/1/22)
National Academy of Engineering (NAE) Awards (4/1/22)
AAMC – Arnold P. Gold Foundation Humanism in Medicine Award (4/4/22) Past Recipients: Elisabeth Wilson, 2015; Sharad Jain, 2004
UCSF Society of Hellman Fellows (4/4/22)
American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Fellows (4/20/22)
James Irvine Foundation Leadership Awards (4/29/22) Past Recipients: Dean Schillinger, 2016; Patricia Dennehy, 2012; Steven Pantilat, 2011
National Academy of Medicine Awards (4/30/22)


Paul Marks Prize for Cancer Research – awarded every two years
National Medal of Science (5/20/22) Past Recipients: Bruce Alberts, 2012; Stanley Prusiner, 2009; J. Michael Bishop, 2003; Herbert Boyer, 1990
Chan Zuckerberg Biohub Investigator Awards (TBD)


Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science (6/10/22) Past Recipients: Jeanne Paz, 2019; Hani Goodarzi, 2022
Vilcek Prizes in Biomedical Science (nomination by committee) Past Recipients: Lily Jan and Yuh Nung Jan, 2017; Peter Walter, 2015
Michelson Prize Next Generation Grants (TBD)
AAAS Award for Scientific Freedom and Responsibility (6/30/22)
AAAS Mani L. Bhaumik Award for Public Engagement with Science (6/30/22)
AAAS Mentor Awards (6/30/22)
AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize (6/30/22)
AAAS Philip Hauge Abelson Award (6/30/22)
BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Awards (6/30/22)


Eugene M. Landis Research Award (7/15/22)
Queen Elizabeth Prize for Engineering (7/15/22) – awarded every two years
March of Dimes and Richard B. Johnston, Jr., MD Prize in Developmental Biology (TBD) Past Recipients: Susan Fisher, 2020; Shinya Yamanaka, 2010


Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award for Distinguished Work in Basic Medical Research (8/31/22) Past Recipient: David Julius, 2019
Tyler Prize for Environmental Achievement (8/12/22)


American Academy of Arts & Sciences: Amory Prize (reproductive biology – nominations accepted from Academy Fellows only)
American Academy of Arts & Sciences: Rumford Prize (heat and light – nominations accepted from Academy Fellows only)
American Academy of Arts & Sciences: Scholar Patriot Award (nominations are accepted from Academy Fellows only)
American Council of Learned Societies Fellowship (scholarly organizations, not individuals)
American Philosophical Society – The John Hope Franklin Dissertation Fellowship
American Philosophical Society – Karl Spencer Lashley Award
APA – Judson Daland Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Clinical Investigation (3/15/24)
Dreyfus Prize in the Chemical Sciences (TBD - 2022) – awarded every two years
August M. Watanabe Prize in Translational Research (TBD)
Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals: Grants and Funding
Garfield Award – Economic Impact of Medical and Health Research
immunoSEQ Young Investigator Awards (awarded quarterly)
Innovators in Science Award in Regenerative Medicine (TBD) – Applications for this Limited Submission Program (LSP) opportunity to be vetted through UCSF's Research Development Office.
Kyoto Prize
Mark Brothers Award (TBD - 2022)
Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) (no deadline stated)
Unilever Science Prize – awarded every three years – Past Recipient: David Julius, 2007