Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence

Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence is an award given to 3 different individuals each in a selected field of medicine. It has been established to honor and recognize the contributions of distinguished researchers whose works have positively affected thousands of lives globally.

Each winner is honored for the innovative methods and research that resulted in novel approaches and discoveries which have made an enormous impact in their fields.

The prize amount is AED 300,000/- (AED three hundred thousand only) (Approx.US$ 81,000) to be awarded to 3 winners each receiving AED 100,000/- (AED One hundred thousand only) (Approx.US$ 27,000).

Rules and Regulations:

  • One or more individuals who worked together in a nominated work can apply for the Award.
  • A review article (not exceeding 5000 words) shall be published in the Hamdan Medical Journal (un-awarded work will also be published)
  • The winner shall deliver a lecture on the topic at the "Dubai International Conference for Medical Sciences" scheduled to be held in parallel to the ceremony and shall submit an abstract of his/her lecture and also a print version of the lecture not more than 1500 words, which will be included in the Proceedings of the Conference.
  • Nomination papers/work submitted to the Executive Office shall not be returned, whether or not the nominee wins the Award
  • The Executive Office of the Award reserves the right to grant the award to more than one person in the appropriate category and also reserves the right to change or alter any conditions without stating any reasons.
  • The nomination will not be accepted if it does not meet all the above conditions
  • The nomination file must contain the following:
    1. Nominee name
    2. Nominating body
    3. Nominating letter: A letter of nomination from the Nominating body supporting the nomination.
    4. Nominated work: Description of the nominee’s work; highlight aspects of the work that indicate its relevance to the award objectives. Submitted work must be original
    5. Justification: Evidence showing that the nominee’s work is scientifically outstanding, original and has had substantially benefited humanity. Include all supporting evidence such as copies of peer reviews, external reports, other relevant publications and citations.
    6. Awards & recognitions if any: Previous awards, honors, received by the nominee/ nominated work (Please state the name, nature, source, and date of each.
    7. Article : A review article on the nominated work (not exceeding 5000 words). A letter transferring copyright to the Hamdan Medical Journal and signed by all authors should accompany the article.
    8. Curriculum Vitae: Details of the nominee's academic background, experience and previous positions, and listing all published work.
    9. Color photographs of the nominee
    10. A write up on the nominee and his work: Profile of the nominee should not exceeding 1500 words. The winner's name(s) shall be announced in a Press conference to be held in Dubai and the Award shall be presented in an official ceremony also to be held in Dubai. The winners shall be provided with return business class ticket, accommodation and visa (if required) to attend the Award Presentation Ceremony & Conference.
  • The Award shall consist of:
    • A trophy with the winner's name.
    • A certificate in the winner's name.