Wellcome Trust Pathfinder Awards: Catalyse Innovative Development Projects in areas of Unmet Medical Need

Deadline: 20 June 2016

The Wellcome Trust is currently seeking applications for the Pathfinder Awards, funding innovative discrete pilot studies to develop assets and de-risk future development.

Priority Areas

Priorities for Pathfinder Award funding include (in no particular order):

  • discrete high-quality experiments to demonstrate proof-of-concept data assay development
  • IP development for a critical experiment to validate IP (in strong cases)
  • stimulating product development that could ultimately improve the outlook for patients with orphan and neglected diseases
  • encouraging effective partnership between a public sector applicant (academic or not-for-profit entity) and a company partner.

Funding Description

  • The average award amount is envisaged to be in the region of £100,000, but up to £350,000 will be considered in exceptional circumstances.
  • For partnership applications, the Wellcome Trust contribution to the partnership will be capped at £100,000.Evidence of matching funding from the company partner will be expected.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Applications are welcome from academic and commercial organisations based in the UK or the Republic of Ireland. Applications from organisations and companies overseas will only be considered when applying in partnership.
  • Eligible institutions are not-for-profit research institutions, including those funded by the Medical Research Council, Cancer Research UK and the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council, and equivalents that are registered to Welcome Trust Grant Conditions.
  • Commercial companies are eligible to apply either as lead applicants or as collaborators.

How to Apply

Applicants are required to submit their applications through an online process.

For more information, please visit Wellcome Trust.

Apply for MQ Fellows Award 2016: Supporting Researchers around the World!

Deadline: 5 May 2016

MQ: Transforming Mental Health is seeking applications from talented researchers for its MQ Fellows Award 2016, to support the most promising early career scientists, clinician-scientists and researchers who are asking the difficult and challenging questions that will bring transformational advances in mental health science.

Award Information

The MQ Fellows Award programme will provide up to £75,000 per year for three years, or up to £225,000 in total funding.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be early career researchers establishing their independence:
    • The applicant may be based anywhere in the world to apply for the MQ Fellows Award. Please note that the co-funded MQ and Arthritis Research UK Award is open to UK-based applicants only.
    • With a PhD, DPhil, DClinPsy, MBBS, MD or equivalent
    • By end of October 2016, have accumulated 3-7 years (whole-time-equivalent) research experience equivalent in nature to postdoctoral research,
    • May be in post as lecturer or associate professor at time of application (provided the previous criteria are met).
    • Be able to show that this award will help establish your independence relative to current position.
    • Must be applying for an MQ Fellows Award for the first time. Please note that if you have previously applied to the MQ Fellows Awards, you are automatically excluded from further applications.
    • Must have an ORCID identifier.
  • Must be able to demonstrate in their submitted application:
    • That their proposed project addresses a question relevant to mental health, such as the diagnosis, treatment or prevention of mental illness,
    • Addresses opportunities for interdisciplinary work.
    • Must be eligible to enter the UK for an interview and to participate in annual meetings, if (s)he is not a British national. Applicants are responsible for obtaining their own visa, if required.
    • Must complete and submit their application in English.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit MQ Fellows Award.


AHIMA Grace Award: Recognition of Excellence in Health Information Management

Deadline: 29 May 2016

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) is currently inviting healthcare delivery organizations across United States for its Grace Award, named after AHIMA’s founder Grace Whiting Myers.

The Award recognizes the outstanding and innovative approaches in health information management by the Healthcare delivery organizations.

AHIMA was established in partnership with the American College of Surgeons to elevate the standards of clinical records in hospitals and other medical institutions.

Eligibility Criteria

The Health organizations across United States are eligible to apply.

How to Apply

The participants are required to submit the duly filled application form in order to apply.

For more information, please visit AHIMA Grace Award.

Apply for Children’s Prize 2016: A Chance to Win $250,000 USD!

Deadline: 14 May 2016

Are you ready to implement a plan to save the lives of children under age five? If yes, then apply for the Children’s Prize 2016.

The Children’s Prize Foundation is currently accepting applications from individuals, teams and organizations from around the globe to submit their proposals to reduce child mortality to save lives. The Prize promote connections between donors and recipients, encouraging modern networking technology while trying to add a new technique to the landscape of global philanthropy.

Projects are evaluated on their:

  • ability to impact rates within a child mortality indicator (U5MR, IMR, NMR, etc.)
  • effectiveness, innovation and scalability of the intervention approach within global health
  • feasibility of the proposed lives-saved estimate
  • probability of success
  • ease of verification
  • inclusion of a process impact assessment

Prize Information

The winner will receive $250,000 in funding to execute their proposed project plan. The contest process includes three major rounds and two review periods.

Eligibility Criteria

  • The Children’s Prize is open to anyone.
  • Proposals will be accepted from non-profits (charities), for profits (companies), government programs, academic institutions, and individuals aged 18 years or older.
  • The prize funds may only be used for charitable purposes, as specified in the contest goals.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit http://www.childrensprize.org/the-prize/

Kurt Schork Memorial Fund: Seeking Journalists for International Journalism Awards 2016

Deadline: 31 May 2016

The Kurt Schork Memorial Fund (KSMF) is currently inviting applicants for its 2016 awards in international journalism, that seeks to illuminate the human condition through courageous reporting of conflict, corruption, human rights transgressions and other fundamental issues of the day.

KSMF invites freelance journalists everywhere to enter the 15th annual edition of the awards, established in 2002 to honour American freelance journalist Kurt Schork, who was killed in 2000 while on assignment for Reuters in Sierra Leone.

Award Categories

  • A Local Reporter award that recognises the often over-looked work of journalists in developing nations or countries in transition who write about events in their homeland.
  • A Freelance journalists who travel to the world’s conflict zones, usually at great personal risk, to witness and report the impact and consequences of events.

Submission Criteria

  • Submitted articles must have been published between June 1, 2015 and May 31, 2016.
  • Accepted media: any print-based medium, such as newspapers and magazines, or established online publications. Blogs, personal websites and social media pages or channels are not accepted.
  • Articles can encompass war reporting, human rights issues, cross-border troubles, corruption or other controversial matters impacting on people’s lives. Judges will be looking for professionalism, high journalistic standards, and evidence of dedication and courage in obtaining the story.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the application form via given website and submit the required documents:

  • a CV or resume
  • a passport-quality photo
  • a high standard English translation if your original article is in another language
  • a short statement explaining what you had to do to get the story

For more information, please visit Kurt Schork Memorial Fund.

Nominations Open for 2016 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize of USD100, 000!

Deadline: 16 May 2016

The World Academy of Sciences (TWAS) is currently inviting applicants from developing countries for its 2016 TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize. The prize will be given for outstanding achievements in Chemical Sciences.

Award Information

The prize carries a monetary award of USD100, 000, generously provided by Lenovo, a medal and a certificate bearing a citation highlighting the major contributions for which the prize is awarded.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Candidates must be nationals of a developing country and must have lived and worked in a developing country for the last 10 years.
  • The prizes will only be awarded to individuals for scientific research of outstanding international merit carried out at institutions in developing countries.
  • Individuals who have received the Nobel Prize, the Tokyo/Kyoto Prize, the Crafoord Prize or the Abel Prize are not eligible for the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize.
  • Jury members and previous winners of the Trieste Science Prize (also administered by TWAS) will not be eligible for the TWAS-Lenovo Science Prize.
  • Nominations are invited from TWAS members, selected individuals, as well as from science academies, national research councils, universities and scientific institutions.
  • Nominations of women scientists are particularly encouraged.
  • Self-nominations and nominations from jury members will not be accepted.

How to Apply

Applicants must apply online via given website.

For more information, please visit Science Prize.

Nominations Open for UNEP Champions of the Earth Award 2016!

Deadline: 30 April 2016

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is currently inviting applications from individuals and organizations worldwide for its 2016 Champions of the Earth Award.  The Award seeks to build on this by highlighting individuals and organizations who show leadership and vision in delivering on the environmental dimension of the sustainable development agenda.

The Programme will focus or address the sustainability of natural resources poverty, health, food and agriculture, water and sanitation, human settlements, energy, climate change, sustainable consumption and production, oceans, and terrestrial ecosystems.

Award Category

  • Policy Leadership
  • Science and Innovation
  • Entrepreneurial Vision
  • Inspiration and Action

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominations are invited from individuals and organizations who exemplify leadership and advocate action on sustainable development and climate change at the national, regional and global levels.
  • All nominations must be supported by three endorsers.
  • Persons may nominate themselves, their own organizations, or a third party whom they believe should receive recognition.
  • Press clippings, testimonials and photographs may be sent to support the nomination.

How to Apply

Applicants must fill the Nomination form via given website.

Note: Short-listed applicants will be contacted for further supporting information.

For more information, please visit Champions of the Earth 2016.

Nominations Open for Midwives4all Prize 2016: Saving the Lives of Mothers, New born & Families!

Deadline: 6 April 2016

International Confederation of Midwives (ICM) is currently inviting applicants for its Midwives4all Prize 2016 with a motive to increase the visibility of their good work in saving the lives of mothers, new born and families.

The Midwives4all Prize, a certificate of recognition, is awarded to an exceptional midwife who has demonstrated her/his achievements as a change-agent in the midwifery profession through education, provision of services, regulation, research, midwifery association development, and/or advocacy in his/her country.

Eligible countries

Nigeria, Ethiopia, Columbia, Romania, Tanzania, Bangladesh, Vietnam, Zimbabwe, Indonesia, Afghanistan, Uganda, Angola, Zambia, Mexico, Belarus, Kosovo, Macedonia and Albania

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must:

  • Be a midwife and a national of one or more of the eligible countries (mentioned above).
  • Be a midwife actively working in the public or non-profit health sector in clinical work, education, association, regulation, research, advocacy, or outreach
  • Be a positive role model—dynamic, motivated, passionate and an agent for change
  • Promote and participate in building a positive work environment, staff growth, mentorship, learning and development, if applicable
  • Her or his story should illustrate the challenges faced in their daily work and how these challenges have been overcome

How to Apply

Applicants must download the nomination form via given website and submit the required documents:

  • Nomination form
  • A current CV or Resume
  • A current Photo of the Nominee
  • Two letters of Support or References for the nominated midwife

For more information, please visit Midwives4all Prize 2016.


Nominations Open for L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Awards!

Deadline: 29 April 2016

Nominations are open for L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth awards with an aim to recognize an inspiring women igniting social change on a local, national or global level.

L’Oréal Paris launched the Women of Worth program in 2006 to empower and support women. It honors and awards women who are actively making a positive difference in their communities.

It recognizes the achievements of real women who embody the spirit of the L’Oréal brand women who possess self-confidence and are committed to distinguishing their own lives by making a difference in the lives of others. Women of Worth is a celebration of women who have made a difference through volunteer work in their communities.

Award Information

  • Woman Of Worth and L’Oréal Paris will make a $10,000 donation to most cherished charitable cause.
  • All honorees will receive national recognition for both her cause and her efforts.
  • One Woman Of Worth honoree and her cause will be selected by the public at large via online voting and will be recognized as the National Woman Of Worth Honoree. Her charity will receive a donation of $25,000 from L’Oréal Paris in her name.

How to Apply

Interested applicants can apply via given website.

For more information, please visit L’Oréal Paris Women of Worth Awards.

Apply for the World Food Prize for the Borlaug Field Award and Win up to $250,000!

Deadline: 30 June 2016

The World Food Prize invites nominations from the individuals who have advanced human development by improving the quality, quantity, or availability of food in the world.

The World Food Prize is a $250,000 award formally presented at the Laureate Award Ceremony in mid-October, on or around World Food Day, in conjunction with the Borlaug Dialogue international symposium.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominees must be under the age of 40 (40th birthday not reached before World Food Day, October 16, of the year in which the award is presented).
  • Nominees must be actively working in the discipline, research area, position, or on the project(s) for which they are being recognized. They may be associated with a public or private educational, research or development organization or related entity.
  • Nominees remain eligible for consideration beyond the year of their nomination, at the discretion of the Award Jury, as long as the award criteria and age requirement are met.
  • The award is intended to be presented to one person. In unusual and rare circumstances, another person may share the award for pronounced collaborative efforts and achievement.

Who Can Nominate

  • Any individual or organization may submit a nomination. Nomination letters from organizations must be signed by an executive officer. Self-nominations will not be accepted.
  • Nominators should have a direct knowledge of the nominee’s work and should provide a number of specific examples, explaining how the nominee’s accomplishments align with the award criteria.
  • Letters of support may come from individuals or organizations with a direct knowledge or a basic understanding of the nominee’s work.

How to Apply

Required Nomination Documentation:

  • A concise statement (3000-word limit) explaining and describing:
    1. the nominee’s work and accomplishments, with details and examples that illustrate several of the criteria specified for this award;
    2. how, in doing this work, the nominee reflects the attributes demonstrated by Dr. Borlaug during his early career; and
    3. the impact or results of the nominee’s work.
  • Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae or resume, including date of birth, country of origin, education, and professional background.
  • One (1) nomination letter and two (2) letters of support describing, explaining and emphasizing the main achievements of the nominee must be provided with the nomination. Due to the high volume of nominations, please do not submit more than two support letters.
  • Photos: A head shot of the nominee is required (minimum 300 dpi resolution); 2 additional action photos of the nominee at work may also be submitted.

All nominations must be submitted in English through online process.

For more information, please visit World Food Prize.