International Awards & Honours H-O

International Awards & Honours H-O
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Harold J. McGraw Jr. Prize in Education
Deadline: October 31
The McGraw Prize in Education annually celebrates innovation in education by recognizing outstanding individuals who have dedicated themselves to improving education and whose accomplishments are making a difference today. Honorees are chosen by a distinguished panel of judges made up of thoughtful and influential members in the international educational community. Each winner receives a gift of $50,000 and a bronze sculpture. The Prize will recognize individuals and their efforts to elevate human potential in education in three categories: K-12, Higher Education, and International Education.

Harvey Prize
Deadline: March 17
The Harvey Prize rewards excellence by recognizing breakthroughs in science and technology. The monetary Prize is a banner of recognition for men and women who have truly contributed to the progress of humanity. No less, however, the Prize is a source of inspiration. Serving as stimulus, the award urges scientists and scholars forward to further accomplishment. 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.

Haskins Medal
Deadline: October 15
The Haskins Medal is awarded annually by the Medieval Academy of America for a distinguished book in the field of medieval studies. First presented in 1940, the award honors Charles Homer Haskins, the noted medieval historian, who was a founder of the Medieval Academy and its second President.

Heineken Prizes
Deadline: October 15
This international prize, worth $200,000, rewards outstanding achievement in the fields of Biochemistry and Biophysics, Cognitive Science, Environmental Sciences, History and Medicine. These prizes are intended explicitly for scientists and scholars who are currently active in their field and whose research still holds considerable promise for future innovative discoveries. International juries will select the winners. 

Holberg International Memorial Prize
June 15
The prize is awarded to scholars who have made outstanding contributions to research in the arts and humanities, social science, law or theology, either within these fields or through interdisciplinary work. The prizewinner must have had a decisive influence on international research.  The prize for 2011 is NOK 4.5 million (approximately EUR 565,000/USD 765,000).

Horizon Prize on Materials for Clean Air – European Commission
Deadline: January 23
The Horizon Prize on materials for clean air is a €3 million prize that will be awarded to the person or team who can most effectively meet the following challenge: develop the best innovative design-driven material solution to reduce the concentration of particulate matter in urban areas. The objective pursued by this inducement prize is to reduce particulate matter air pollution in urban areas through the development of innovative material solutions. These solutions should be design-driven, affordable and sustainable, and they should demonstrate that they can effectively remove and/or prevent the formation of particulate matter in the atmosphere (vehicle exhaust systems will be excluded).

IEEE Medal of Honour
Deadline: June 15
The IEEE Medal of Honor, established in 1917, is the highest IEEE award. It is presented when a candidate is identified as having made a particular contribution that forms a clearly exceptional addition to the science and technology of concern to IEEE.

InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize
Deadline: September 30
The InBev-Baillet Latour Health Prize differs from many other international science awards in that it seeks not to encourage fundamental research, but rather its most useful applications. As is the case with all prizes awarded by the Fund, its goal is to reward the scientific merits of a person - and not of an institution - and promote the continuation of his/her research.

International Prize for Biology – Japan Society for the Promotion of Science
Deadline: May 17
Awarded by the Japanese Society for the Promotion of Science. Awarded to an individual who, in the judgment of the members of the Committee, has made an outstanding contribution to the advancement of research in fundamental biology. Award is a medal and 10 million yen.

IUPAC-Richter Prize (IUPAC is the International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry)
Deadline: December 15
The prize is to be awarded to an internationally recognized scientist, preferably a medicinal chemist, whose activities or published accounts have made an outstanding contribution to the practice of medicinal chemistry or to an outstanding example of new drug discovery.

J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine
Deadline: May 1
Robarts Research Institute awards the annual J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine to an individual or individuals who have made significant contributions to a field of basic or clinical research in one of the Institute's principal areas of research. Each year a topic is selected and the scientific community is invited to nominate individual scientists or groups of scientists whose initiatives fall within that particular field of research.

John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation - Fellowships
Deadline: September 19
Often characterized as “midcareer” awards, Guggenheim Fellowships are intended for men and women who have already demonstrated exceptional capacity for productive scholarship or exceptional creative ability in the arts.

John W. Kluge Prize for Achievement in the Study of Humanity
Deadline: ongoing
The John W. Kluge Prize is designed deliberately to reward work in the wide range of disciplines not covered by the Nobel Prizes--including history, philosophy, politics, anthropology, sociology, religion, criticism in the arts and humanities, and linguistics. The prize is international; the recipient may be of any nationality, writing in any language. The prize is a $1million award.

Kavli Prize
December 1
The Kavli Prize in Astrophysics is awarded for outstanding achievement in advancing our knowledge and understanding of the origin, evolution, and properties of the universe, including the fields of cosmology, astrophysics, astronomy, planetary science, solar physics, space science, astrobiology, astronomical and astrophysical instrumentation, and particle astrophysics.

The Kavli Prize in Nanoscience is awarded for outstanding achievement in the science and application of the unique physical, chemical, and biological properties of atomic, molecular, macromolecular, and cellular structures and systems that are manifest in the nanometre scale, including molecular self-assembly, nanomaterials, nanoscale instrumentation, nanobiotechnology, macromolecular synthesis, molecular mechanics, and related topics.

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.

Keio Medical Science Prize
Deadline: March 1
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.

King Faisal International Prize for Science
Deadline: April 1
Through the Prize, the King Faisal Foundation seeks to show its appreciation to those individuals who have rendered exceptionally outstanding services to Islam and Muslims, and to scholars and scientists who have made significant contributions and advances in areas that benefit developing and Islamic countries, and humanity at large.  Each of the five Prize categories consists of a certificate, hand written in Diwani calligraphy, summarizing the laureate's work; a commemorative 24 carat, 200 gram gold medal, uniquely cast for each Prize; and a cash endowment of SR750,000 (US$200,000).

Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize
Deadline: March 15
The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize rewards scientific work of high social relevance to the personality development of children and young people. It is of great importance to the Jacobs Foundation that scientific findings from interdisciplinary research should be applied in practice. The Klaus J. Jacobs Research Prize is endowed with one million Swiss francs.

Kyoto Prizes
Deadline: September 20
The prize is a Japanese award similar in intent to the Nobel Prize, as it recognizes outstanding works in the fields of philosophy, arts, science and technology. The awards are given not only to those that are top representatives of their own respective field, but also to those that have contributed to humanity with their work.  Prizes are given in the fields of Advanced Technology, Basic Sciences and Arts and Philosophy. The prize was endowed with 50 million yen and Kyocera stock.

The Lasker Awards
February 1
The Lasker Awards are among the most respected science prizes in the world. Since 1945, the Awards Program has recognized the contributions of scientists, physicians, and public servants who have made major advances in the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of human disease. Lasker Awards often presage future recognition by the Nobel committee, so they have become popularly known as "America's Nobels." Eighty Lasker laureates have received the Nobel Prize, including 28 in the last two decades.

Lewis S. Rosenstiel Award in Basic Medical Science
Deadline: August 31
Since its inception, Brandeis University has placed great emphasis on basic science and its relationship to medicine. With the formation of the Rosenstiel Basic Medical Sciences Research Center, made possible by the generosity of Lewis S. Rosenstiel in 1968, research in basic medical science has been significantly expanded. These awards are viewed as a means of extending the Center's support beyond the campus community.

L'ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science
June 16
The L’ORÉAL-UNESCO Awards are attributed each year to distinguish eminent women scientists at the height of their career.  The 2013 Awards will be given to 5 women scientists who have made a significant contribution in the Physical Sciences.  Each Award is worth US$ 100,000.

The Louis and Artur Lucian Award
March 25
The Louis and Artur Lucian Award was established through a bequest to McGill University under the will of the late Olga Leibovici to honour the donor's two brothers, and was conferred for the first time in 1978. 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. As per the terms of the bequest, the work of the nominee must be current. The Louis and Artur Lucian Award consists of a $60,000 CDN prize to the recipient. 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.

Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize
Deadline: January 31
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.

LUI Che Woo Prize
Deadline: January 31
The LUI Che Woo Prize aims to recognise and honour individuals or organisations all over the world with outstanding achievements and contributions in respect of the following three objectives:

  • Objective 1: Sustainable development of the world
  • Objective 2: Betterment of the welfare of mankind
  • Objective 3: Promotion of positive life attitude and enhancement of positive energy

There are three Prizes for the three objectives of the LUI Che Woo Prize (each a “Prize Category”) every year. If there is no appropriate awardee for any Prize Category in any particular year, no Prize will be awarded for that Prize Category in that year. Each awardee will receive a cash award of HK$20 million (equivalent to approximately US$2.56 million), a certificate and a trophy

The Man Booker Prize
Deadline: March 31

The Man Booker Prize awards any novel originally written in English and published in the UK in the year of the prize, regardless of the nationality of their author. The novel must be an original work in English (not a translation) and published by a registered UK imprint; self-published novels are not eligible. For more details on submitting to the prize, please visit our submissions page. 

The Man Booker International Prize for Fiction is awarded annually for a single work of fiction, translated into English and published in the UK by a registered imprint. Both novels and collections of short stories are eligible. Previously, the prize was awarded every two years for a writer's entire body of work. For more details on submitting to the prize please visit our submissions page. 

The Man Booker Prize is prize worth £50,000 to the winner.

March of Dimes – Jonas Salk Award
Deadline: November 15
The Jonas Salk Award is presented annually to a Canadian scientist, physician or researcher who has made a new and outstanding contribution in science or medicine to prevent, alleviate or eliminate a physical disability.  The lifetime achievement award is jointly presented by sanofi pasteur (formerly known as Connaught Laboratories) and March of Dimes.  It also includes a personal financial tribute of $10,000 in recognition of the recipient's achievement.

March of Dimes – Prize in Developmental Biology
Deadline: October 31
Each year, outstanding scientists are awarded the coveted March of Dimes Prize in Developmental Biology for research that has profoundly advanced the science that underlies our understanding of birth defects. The March of Dimes Prize is a cash award of $250,000 and a silver medal in the design of the Roosevelt dime, in honor of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, who founded the March of Dimes.

The Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize
Deadline: March 24
The Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes establishes two prizes, one each for Brain Disorders and Heart Disorders. The Margolese National Brain Disorders Prize will be awarded annually to a Canadian citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of brain disorders. The Prizes are awarded with the expectation that the Prize recipients will continue to demonstrate excellence in their field of work.  Two prizes of $50,000 payable in Canadian dollars will be awarded annually, one in each of the two categories. 

The Margolese Heart Disorders Prize
Deadline: March 24
The Margolese National Brain and Heart Disorders Prizes establishes two prizes, one each for Brain Disorders and Heart Disorders. The Margolese National Heart Disorders Prize will be awarded annually to a Canadian citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the treatment, amelioration, or cure of heart disorders. The Prizes are awarded with the expectation that the Prize recipients will continue to demonstrate excellence in their field of work.  Two prizes of $50,000 payable in Canadian dollars will be awarded annually, one in each of the two categories. 

Martin E. Marty Public Understanding of Religion Award
Deadline: January 25
The Martin E. Marty Award for the Public Understanding of Religion, established in 1996, by the American Academy of Religion, recognizes extraordinary contributions to the public understanding of religion. The award goes to those whose work has a relevance and eloquence that speaks, not just to scholars, but more broadly to the public as well. The contribution can be any medium (e.g., books, films, TV, public speaking), so long as it is based on scholarship in religion.

Massry Award
Deadline: May 27
The Meira and Shaul G. Massry Foundation established the Massry Prize in 1996 to recognize outstanding contributions to the biomedical sciences and the advancement of health.

Max Planck Research Award (Alexander von Humboldt Foundation)
Deadline: January 15
Excellent scientists and scholars of all nationalities who are expected to continue producing outstanding academic achievements in international collaboration - not least with the assistance of this award - are eligible to be nominated for the Max Planck Research Award. On an annually-alternating basis, the call for nominations addresses areas within the natural and engineering sciences, the life sciences, and the social sciences and humanities. a rule, each award is endowed with 750,000 EUR and may be used over a period of three to a maximum of five years to fund research chosen by the award winner.

MIT Technology Review Magazine – TR35
Deadline: April 3
The annual TR35 Global list recognizes the world’s 35 most outstanding innovators who are younger than 35. The awards span a wide range of fields, including biotechnology, materials, computer hardware, energy, transportation, communications, and the Web.

National Academy of Engineering – Draper Prize
April 1
Recognized as one of the world's preeminent awards for engineering achievement, the Charles Stark Draper Prize honors an engineer whose accomplishment has significantly impacted society by improving the quality of life, providing the ability to live freely and comfortably, and/or permitting the access to information.  The Draper Prize is awarded annually*, the recipient receives a $500,000 cash award, and the prize recognizes achievements in all engineering disciplines.

National Academy of Engineering – Russ Prize
Deadline: April 1
The Russ Prize recognizes an outstanding bioengineering achievement in widespread use that improves the human condition. This achievement should help the public better understand and appreciate the contributions of engineers to our health, well-being and quality of life.  An auxiliary purpose of the Russ Prize is to encourage collaboration between the engineering and medical/biological professions to work closely together.  Awarded biennially (odd number years), the recipient receives a $500,000 cash award and a gold medallion. NAE members and non-members worldwide are eligible to receive the Russ Prize. 

National Board of Medical Examiners (NBME) – John P. Hubbard Award
September 11
This award recognizes individuals who have made a significant and sustained contribution to the assessment of professional competency and educational program development at any level along the continuum of medical education and delivery of healthcare.

Nobel Prizes
Deadline: January 31
Every year since 1901 the Nobel Prize has been awarded for achievements in physics, chemistry, physiology or medicine, literature and for peace. In 1968, economics was added to the list of fields. The Nobel Prize is an international award administered by the Nobel Foundation in Stockholm, Sweden.

Oliver Buckley Prize in Condensed Matter Physics Science
Deadline: July 1
To recognize and encourage outstanding theoretical or experimental contributions to condensed matter physics. The prize consists of $20,000 and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient or recipients.