Warren Alpert Foundation Prize


The Warren Alpert Foundation


The Warren Alpert Foundation Prize


The mission of the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize is to recognize and honor one or more scientists whose scientific research achievements have led to the prevention, cure or treatment of human diseases or disorders, and/or whose research constitutes a seminal scientific finding that holds great promise of ultimately changing our understanding of or ability to treat disease.


Nominations are accepted from physicians and scientists from around the world. U.S. and non U.S. citizens are elgible to be nominated.

Self nominations are not accepted.

Nominees must be living.

Nominations are submitted online.


The value of the prize is U.S. $500,000 (to be split equally if more than one recipient is selected), a citation and plaque.

A special scientific symposium in honor of the recipient(s) is held each year on the first Thursday in October at Harvard Medical School.

Special Notes

Please note that research activities carried out in the context of COVID-19 need to adhere to the University of Guelph COVID-19 research principles, policies, guidelines and processes as they may be updated from time to time and communicated on the Office of Research web-page.


If College-level review is required, your College will communicate its earlier internal deadlines.

External Deadline

Please submit the nomination directly to the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize website. Please also submit a copy of the full nomination and OR-5 to research.services@uoguelph.ca.

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted online, using the application form provided on the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize website. Please submit an OR-5 and a completed application to research.services@uoguelph.ca by the external deadline.

For More Information

For more information, contact stratprg@uoguelph.ca or edward_canton@hms.harvard.edu. Please see the Warren Alpert Foundation Prize website for more details. 

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Health and Life Sciences