The Richard Lounsbery Award is a $50,000 prize given in alternate years to young (no older than 45) French and American scientists to recognize extraordinary scientific achievement in biology and medicine. It is administered in alternate years by the National Academy of Sciences and the French Académie des Sciences. The 2021 Lounsbery Award is presented to an American scientist.  In addition to honoring scientific excellence, the award is intended to stimulate research and encourage reciprocal scientific exchanges between the United States and France. The Richard Lounsbery Award was established by Vera Lounsbery in honor of her husband, Richard Lounsbery, and is supported by the Richard Lounsbery Foundation. Additional information, including past recipients, eligibility requirements, and more, can be found here.

All nominations must be submitted online. Unless otherwise stated, the following materials must be submitted:

  1. A letter from the nominator describing the candidate’s work and why he or she should be selected for the award. No more than three (3) pages.
  2. Curriculum vitae. No more than two (2) pages (similar to CVs included with NSF proposals).
  3. Bibliography listing no more than twelve (12) of the nominee’s most significant publications.
  4. Suggested citation. A 50-word summary stating why the nominee should be considered for this award. Citation examples
  5. Two letters of support. Support letters must be written by individuals from institutions outside both the nominator’s and the nominee’s institution.

Nominations accepted through Monday, October 5, 2020.