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The Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine - an Editorial by Kevin J. Tracey, MD »

About The in Molecular Medicine
The annual Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine is established in conjunction with the Feinstein Institute for Medical Research and Molecular Medicine. The winner will be an active investigator having produced innovative, paradigm-shifting research that is worthy of significant and broad attention in the field of molecular medicine. We expect this individual will continue to garner recognition in future years, and that their current accomplishments reflect a rapidly rising career trajectory of discovery and invention. The winner will receive an honorarium of $50,000 USD, travel expenses to accept the award in New York, and will present the keynote lecture at the Award Ceremony and Mini-Symposium (traditionally held during the month of June).

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Qualified Nominators for The Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine
The right to submit nominations for the prize is enjoyed by:
  • Contributing Editors of the biomedical journal, Molecular Medicine;
  • Corresponding Authors of the biomedical journal, Molecular Medicine;
  • Peer Reviewers of the biomedical journal, Molecular Medicine;
  • Members of National Academies;
  • Medical School Deans;
  • Previous Winners of the prize; and
  • Others by invitation. To request an invitation, please email
Nomination Timeline for The Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine
Below is a brief description of the timeline for the prize.
  • June 9, 2015: Opening of 2016 Award Cycle
  • October 9, 2015: Deadline for Nominations
  • October – December 31, 2015: Application Review
  • January 2016: Prize Winner Notification
  • June 13, 2016: Fourth Annual Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine Symposium
Nomination Materials for The Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine Application
Candidates* eligible for the prize are those nominated by a Qualified Nominator as listed above. An individual may not nominate himself or herself. Qualified Nominators are required to submit the following materials for the nomination application:
  • A 1 or 2 page cover letter describing the reasons for nomination (longer letters will be returned);
  • A 2-4 page biosketch of the nominee in the NIH format;
  • A full resume of the nominee; and 
  • Reprints (PDFs) of up to 10 publications.
    * In the event that two or more people are co-nominated, the award will be shared equally among the winners.
Advisory Committee for the The Ross Prize in Molecular Medicine
The Ross Prize Advisory Committee is composed of the following six members representing The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research, the biomedical journal Molecular Medicine and the Karolinska Institutet: Christopher J Czura (Molecular Medicine), Betty Diamond (Molecular Medicine), Peter K Gregersen (The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research), Lars Klareskog (Karolinska Institutet), Klas Kärre (Karolinska Institutet), and Kevin J Tracey (The Feinstein Institute for Medical Research). Click here for more information.