2019 Warren Alpert Foundation Prize – call for nominations

August 6, 2018 by School of Medicine Webmaster

The Warren Alpert Foundation Prize, in association with Harvard Medical School, recognizes and honors one or more scientists, physicians and researchers whose scientific achievements have led to the prevention, cure or treatment of human diseases or disorders, and/or whose research constitutes a seminal scientific finding that holds great promise of ultimately changing our understanding of or ability to treat disease.

The value of the prize is $500,000 (to be split equally if more than one recipient is selected), a citation and plaque. A special scientific symposium in honor of  the recipient(s) is held each year on the first Thursday in October at Harvard Medical School.


Nominations are accepted from physicians and scientists from around the world. U.S. and non U.S. citizens are eligible to be nominated. Self nominations are not accepted. Nominees must be living.

Nominations are submitted on line and must include the following information:

  • Contact information for the nominee and nominator.
  • Optional additional nominees (if applicable).
  • A suggested citation for the award (maximum fifty words).
  • Description of the nominee’s research as it relates to the nomination. Include the top five bibliographical references related to the nominations. Joint nominations are permitted.
  • An explanation of why you are nominating this person or group over others who have made significant contributions in the same area of research.
  • If nominating an individual, comment on whether it is appropriate to share this prize. If so, please describe their contributions.
  • Two letters of support.
  • CV of the nominee(s).

Deadline:  November 2, 2018

Prior Alpert Prize recipients:  https://warrenalpert.org/prize-recipients

Additional information:
Edward Canton
Harvard Medical School
25 Shattuck Street, Room 101
Boston, Massachusetts 02115

Filed Under: Funding Opportunities, Research Awards