2024 Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science

Apply by November 1

September 17, 2023

Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine invites nominations for the 2024 Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize in Medical Science. This prize includes a cash award of $350,000.

Nominations for the 2024 Nemmers Prize are 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, past recipients of the Mechthild Esser Nemmers Prize, and recipients of the Nobel Prize.

Nominations for the Prize will be accepted until November 1, 2023. Nominating letters of no more than one page should describe the nominee's professional experience, accomplishments, and qualifications for the award, along with a curriculum vitae of the nominee. Nominations from experts in the field and insti­tutional nominations are welcome.

The 2024 recipient of the Nemmers Prize will deliver a public lecture and participate in other scholarly activities at Northwestern University.

Nominations may be submitted at www.feinberg.northwestern.edu/nemmers.

This award is made possible by a generous gift to Northwestern by the late Erwin Esser Nemmers and the late Frederic Esser Nemmers. The awards are given every other year; previous winners include Huda Zoghbi, MD, Stuart Orkin, MD, and Jeremy Nathans, MD, PhD. The Nemmers Prize in Medical Sciences is the fourth Nemmers Prize to be established by Northwesern University, which also awards the Erwin Plein Nemmers Prize in Economics, the Frederic Esser Nemmers Prize in Mathematics, the Michael Ludwig Nemmers Prize in Music Composition, and the Nemmers Prize in Earth Sciences.

Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine is committed to finding answers to devastating diseases to improve the future of human health through scientific discovery and innovation. We look forward to honoring another outstanding investigator whose novel discoveries can lead to answers, contributing to tomorrow's cures, and the im­provement of health for future generations, globally.