How to nominate

Who can nominate?
Any independent scientist who is familiar with the breakthrough work of the candidate(s) can submit nominations.

What are the eligibility criteria?
The prizes are awarded to professionals for their pioneering work in the following areas:

  • Basic immunology prize: Understanding immunological processes
  • Clinical immunology prize: Discovery of novel treatments for immunological diseases such as autoimmune and inflammatory disease, transplantation, infectious diseases, immunotherapy of cancer, allergic and dermatological diseases and asthma

The prizes honour research that has led to pioneering discoveries that have transformed our knowledge of the immune system and accelerated progress towards the discovery of novel treatments that have had a dramatic impact on treating and even curing immunological disease.

Submission guidelines

  • Nominations should be written in English
  • Specify if the nomination is for the basic or clinical immunology prize
  • Up to three people within a research team can be nominated for the same prize
  • A research summary (no more than two pages) of the nominees' major research activities should form the basis of the submission, including:
    • What makes this research unique?
    • Details about studies that support the research
    • How has the research progressed the field of immunology-based science and/or clinical practice?
  • Include a copy of the nominees' CV(s), including a bibliography of relevant publications to support the submission
  • Include the title, name, affiliation and address of the candidate(s) being nominated
  • Include your title, name, email, telephone number, affiliation and address
  • Nominations should be submitted by email or via the online submission form by January 8th, 2016, and if sent by post should be postmarked no later than this date.


Nominations for Novartis Prizes for Immunology 2016 are now closed. Nominations for the 2019 awards will open in 2018, updates will be published on this site.