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UCI School of Medicine Research Awards

The UCI School of Medicine Research Awards celebrate excellence in research.

The School of Medicine Office of Research annually recognizes excellence in research and outstanding academic achievement in six categories. Each awardee receives a monetary award and an individual recognition plaque. Winners' names are also added to an enduring plaque on display in Irvine Hall.

Outstanding Graduate Student Research Award

Aimed at graduate students, including medical students, (one clinical/translational and one basic science) who show outstanding scientific promise in biomedical research. Two awardees; each will receive $500.

Outstanding Fellow/Resident Research Award

Aimed at residents, clinical fellows and postdoctoral fellows (one clinical and one basic science) who show outstanding scientific promise in biomedical research. Two awardees; each will receive $500.

Outstanding Career Scientist Research Award

Recognizing the scientific impact of career scientists (non-faculty; includes Professional Researcher, Project Scientist and Research Specialist series). One awardee will receive a $1000 award.

Outstanding Early-Career Faculty Research Award

Recognizing the scientific impact and novel contribution of early-career faculty (includes assistant professors in the HS Clinical, Clinical X, In-Residence, In-Line and Adjunct series). Two awardees: one focused on basic research and one focused on clinical research; each will receive $1000.

Outstanding Mid-Career Faculty Research Award

Recognizing mid-career scientists who have made novel and significant scientific contributions (includes associate and full professors in the HS Clinical, Clinical X, In-Residence, In-Line and Adjunct series). Two awardees: one focused on basic research and one focused on clinical research; each will receive $1000.

Lifetime Research Achievement Award

Recognizing senior scientists who have made significant fundamental contributions to research with a lasting impact on their fields (includes full professors in the HS Clinical, Clinical X, In-Residence, In-Line and Adjunct series). Two awardees: one focused on basic research and one focused on clinical research; each will receive $1000.