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Nominate Biomedical Researchers for Nemmers

The Nemmers Prize in Medical Science biennally recognizes an exceptional biomedical researcher with an award of $350,000. Join the Nemmers Prize mailing list to receive updates related to future prizes and events. For additional questions related to the nomination process, please contact us at


  • Candidacy for the Nemmers Prize is open to physician-scientists whose body of research exhibits outstanding achievement in their disciplines as demonstrated by works of lasting significance. Individuals of all nationalities and institutional affiliations are eligible except current or recent members of the Northwestern University faculty and recipients of the Nobel Prize.
  • Winners must be able to participate in the various on-site scholarly activities associated with the award, including a public lecture at Northwestern University.

Selection Process

Nominations are submitted via this website. Eight to 10 nominations will be selected for review by a panel of three external (not employed by Feinberg or Northwestern University) jurors. From these finalists, the jury panel selects a winner.

Nomination Deadline

November 1, 2023 was the deadline to submit nominations for the Nemmers Prize in Medical Science. More information will be forthcoming for the 2026 prize. 


Thank you for your interest. The nomination period for the 2024 Nemmers Prize is now closed.