ISSCR Awards Program

ISSCR 2018 Award nominations for the McEwen Award for Innovation, ISSCR Dr. Susan Lim Award for Outstanding Young Investigator and ISSCR Tobias Award Lecture are now being accepted through 30 September. View the descriptions and award criteria below. For additional information on the nomination process for these awards, contact Glori Rosenson at grosenson@isscr.org.

The ISSCR Awards Portfolio recognizes outstanding achievements and research potential in the field of stem cell research around the world. This year, more prizes were awarded than ever before, including complimentary registration and travel for the ISSCR annual meeting. The ISSCR awards honor scientists’ innovative work to harness the potential of stem cells, recognize exceptional research, support young researchers and the future of stem cell research and acknowledge extraordinary public service in the field.
  From left to right: 2016-17 ISSCR President Sally Temple, 2017 ISSCR Dr. Susan Lim Award for Outstanding Young Investigator Award winner Jayaraj Rajagopal, 2017 McEwen Award for Innovation winner Elaine Fuchs, 2017 ISSCR Public Service Award winner George Daley, ISSCR Zhongmei Chen Yong Travel Awards for Scientific Excellence Chen Yong and Hongxia Zhang, ISSCR CEO Nancy Witty.




The McEwen Award for Innovation

Supported by the McEwen Centre for Regenerative Medicine in Toronto, Canada, recognizes original thinking and transformative ground-breaking research pertaining to stem cells or regenerative medicine that opens new avenues of exploration towards the understanding or treatment of human disease or affliction.

The ISSCR Dr. Susan Lim Award for Outstanding Young Investigator

Recognizes the exceptional achievements of an investigator in the early part of his or her independent career in stem cell research.

The ISSCR Tobias Award Lecture

Recognizes original and promising basic hematology research as well as direct translational or clinical research related to cell therapy in hematological disorders.

The ISSCR Zhongmei Chen Yong Travel Awards for Scientific Excellence

Recognize scientific excellence and economic need for attendees who submit abstracts for the ISSCR Annual Meetings.

The ISSCR Public Service Award

Given in recognition of outstanding contributions of public service to the fields of stem cell research and regenerative medicine.


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