2021 HFSP Nakasone Award Open for Nominations

The Human Frontier Science Program (HFSP) Nakasone Award is intended to honour scientists who have undertaken frontier-moving research in biology, encompassing conceptual, experimental or technological breakthroughs. The award is for a clearly defined discovery or series of discoveries in basic life sciences research. Areas have traditionally ranged from molecular and cellular approaches to biological functions to systems neuroscience including cognitive functions. However, all levels of complexity involving mechanisms of biological phenomena or the interactions between organisms are considered.

The discovery or discoveries should:

Be frontier contributions to knowledge in the life sciences.

Have resulted in a notable conceptual breakthrough that has had significant consequences for scientists throughout the world.

Be identifiable via (a) specific publication(s).

Experimental, conceptual and technological contributions are all eligible.

This is an open award, not restricted to HFSPO funded scientists and there are no restrictions on who may be nominated. However, as HFSPO has a focus on early career scientists, nominations of scientists who have achieved a recent significant breakthrough at an early stage in their career are especially encouraged. Nominators and nominees may be from any country.

Up to three scientists may be jointly nominated and share the award. These scientists should be co-authors on breakthrough publications or collaborators on key discoveries. Coordinated multiple nominations for a candidate(s) will be considered as a single nomination.

Awardee(s) receives an unrestricted research grant of $10,000, a medal and a personalised certificate.

Nominations must be submitted by 24 April 2020.

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