Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences

Funding Agency:
Association of American Medical Colleges

The Award for Distinguished Research in the Biomedical Sciences honors an individual or a team of two individuals for outstanding research in the basic or translational sciences. The AAMC has awarded this prize since 1947.

The awardee receives the Research Award and a prize of $10,000. Nominations are due Jan. 26, 2024.

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Eligibility Requirements

Nominees will be evaluated by the review committee on the following precise criteria: 

  • The nominee’s research contributions have resulted in significant or novel discoveries.
  • The nominee’s research discoveries have advanced a scientific paradigm.
  • The nominee’s research discoveries have the potential to lead to, or have already led to, significant benefits to human health and well-being (either by the nominee directly or by others who may be or have been enabled by the nominee’s foundational discoveries).
  • The nominee demonstrates contributions to biomedical research beyond their own work (e.g., mentoring, review panels, task forces, editorial boards).
  • The nominee demonstrates standards of professional ethics and scientific integrity. 

Nominees should demonstrate excellence in all criteria listed above.



Funding Type





Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science

External Deadline

January 26, 2024