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Lurie Prize in the Biomedical Sciences

Call for Nominations

Nomination Deadline: October 1, 2013 1:00 PM Eastern Daylight Time

In 2014, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) will present the second annual Lurie Prize, an award recognizing outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research. The Prize amount is $100,000, to be used as the awardee chooses. The 2013 Lurie Prize was awarded to Ruslan M. Medzhitov, Ph.D., David W. Wallace Professor of Immunobiology at Yale University School of Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator.

Nomination Criteria

Nominations are broadly solicited and can be made by any member of an accredited educational and/or scientific institution. There is no limitation on the number of nominations that may be made by a single nominator or institution. No institutional approval is required.

Nominations are to be for an outstanding young biomedical investigator, who must be 52 years of age or younger as of January 1, 2014. A candidate nominated in a previous year may be nominated again as long as he or she still meets the age requirement.

No self-nominations will be accepted.

Nominations must include the following information:

  • The name and full contact information of the candidate.
  • The name and full contact information of the nominator.
  • A 50 word citation of the basis for nomination.
  • A 250 word description of the candidate’s contributions.
  • The candidate's curriculum vitae (CV) including no more than 10 citations of publications on which the nomination is based.

To submit a nomination or view the full text solicitation, visit the FNIH website.