Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) -- Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences

Funding Agency:
National Institutes of Health

In 2020, the Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH) will present the eighth annual Lurie Prize in Biomedical Sciences, a $100,000 award recognizing outstanding achievement by a promising young scientist in biomedical research. The prize is made possible by a generous gift from philanthropist Ann Lurie.


Deadline for Nominations: Sep. 12, 2019

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • 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.
  • No self-nominations will be accepted.
  • Nominations are to be for an outstanding young biomedical investigator, who must be 52 years of age or younger as of January 1, 2020. A candidate nominated in a previous year may be nominated again if he or she still meets the age requirement.
  • Nomination materials must be in English.
  • Nominations will not be accepted for candidates whose current location or permanent residence is in countries sanctioned by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Asset Control. See the current list of sanctions here
  • If the candidate is a U.S. federal government employee or anyone else whose receipt of personal cash awards MAY be restricted, the nominator should confirm with the candidate that he or she is eligible to receive this award. We welcome nomination of NIH scientists (who may direct any questions to the NIH Ethics Office).
  • The winner must accept the award in person, with travel expenses covered by the FNIH



Funding Type



Junior Faculty


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

External Deadline

September 12, 2019