The Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science

Instructions and submission information for this prize are as follows:

Current prize amount:



2018 nominations are now closed. 2020 Prize nominations will open in the Fall 2019.


Candidacy for the 2020 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. The Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science includes a monetary prize of $200,000 and is awarded biennially. As a condition of the award, the recipient of the Nemmers Prize will deliver a public lecture and participate in other scholarly activities at Northwestern University. Northwestern will begin accepting nominations for the 2020 prize in Fall 2019.

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