Accelerating Breakthrough Discoveries into Medicines

The Harrington Prize for Innovation in Medicine

For Notable Achievements for Innovation, Creativity and Potential for Clinical Application

The American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI) established in 1908, is one of the nation's oldest and most respected medical honor societies. The ASCI is dedicated to the advancement of research that extends the understanding and improves the treatment of human diseases, and its members are committed to mentoring future generations of physician-scientists.

The Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, part of a national initiative unveiled in February 2012 called the Harrington Project, is a nonprofit medical institute dedicated to physician-scientists, enabling them to transform breakthrough insights into novel therapies that enhance patient care. The Harrington Project is fueled by $250 million in donations and other funding, including $50 million from the Harrington Family.

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The Harrington Prize, presented by the American Society for Clinical Investigation and the Harrington Discovery Institute at University Hospitals Case Medical Center, honors a physician-scientist who has moved science forward with achievements notable for innovation, creativity and potential for clinical application.

Prize: $20,000 unrestricted honorarium

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Must hold an M.D. or equivalent degree
  • Need not be an ASCI member
  • No age or citizenship requirement
  • Self-nomination is not permitted
  • Must be available to deliver a lecture at the 2016 ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting on April 15 - 17, 2016
  • Must submit a personal essay for publication in the April 2016 issue of the Journal of Clinical Investigation

Judging Criteria:

  • Quality of Science
  • Innovation
  • Potential for Clinical Impact

Nomination Deadline: August 28, 2015

Nomination Requirements:

  • Completed nomination form, including a 250 – 500 word description of achievement notable for innovation, creativity and clinical application
  • Investigator’s NIH/similar-format biosketch
  • Brief bibliography of up to 10 best references
  • Letter from the nominee confirming availability to lecture at 2016 ASCI/AAP Joint Meeting
  • One letter of support from the Dean, Provost, or President of the investigator’s institution

All submissions should be emailed to .

Incomplete nominations will not be presented to the nomination committee.

Nominations closed

Harrington Project

The Harrington Discovery Institute is the nonprofit arm of the Harrington Project for Discovery & Development, an international initiative supporting breakthrough research by physician-scientists. The Project is a new and powerful approach to address some of the challenges hindering advancement of medicine today.

The Harrington Grant is an important part of the overall pharmaceutical research initiative created by The Harrington Project.