The HESI Innovation Prize is designed to bring recognition to scientists who have created a safer, more sustainable world by facilitating innovative collaborations in the areas of safe and effective medicines, food safety and security, chemical and consumer product safety, and/or environmental quality and sustainability.
1) Nomination Letter
Applicants must submit a short letter (maximum 5 pages) that includes examples of the impact of the nominees work in creating novel cross-disciplinary collaborations in relation to the year’s HESI Prize thematic focus (see above) as it applies to one or more of HESI’s core operational areas (e.g., safe effective medicines, food safety and security, chemical and consumer product safety, and environmental quality and sustainability). Self-nominations or nomination of others are permitted. Submitted examples may take the form of vignettes, citations, statements of support from others, program metrics, health metrics, etc.
Applicants will describe the impact the nominee has achieved via novel research, training/education, and/or programmatic approaches. For those applying for the Mid-Career Prize, applicants must also describe the anticipated future activities to be supported by the Prize funds as described above. Applications that demonstrate and/or propose the creation of innovative cross sector/disciplinary engagements will be given preference. Be creative, thoughtful, and compelling!
Applications must also include a CV (5-10 pages maximum) for the nominee.
3) Letter of Support
Applications must also include 1-2 letter(s) of support for the nominee.