Lasker Award

The Lasker Awards have been awarded annually since 1945 to living persons who have made major contributions to medical science or who have performed public service on behalf of medicine. The awards are sometimes referred to as “America’s Nobels”. Lasker Award has gained a reputation for identifying future winners of the Nobel Prize.

Award/Prize amount: $250,000
Application/Nomination information: There is no restriction on who may nominate. Self-nominations are not accepted.
Agency deadline: February
Internal/Campus deadline: December
Illinois campus contact: provostawards@illinois.edu
Additional information: Lasker Foundation Website