Now open: Gates Vaccine Innovation Award

26 April 2012

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is now accepting applications for the Gates Vaccine Innovation Award.

The foundation will recognize the winning innovation with a US $250,000 prize.

The 2012 Gates Vaccine Innovation Award recognized the work of Dr. Asm Amjad Hossain, a former district immunization and surveillance medical officer in Bangladesh.

Individuals or groups who have achieved significant improvements in the prevention, control or elimination of vaccine preventable diseases through immunisation are invited to apply.

It is open to individuals from any discipline who work on the delivery of vaccines. Candidates from academic institutions, governments, health care facilities, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies may be nominated.

Closing date: August 31, 2012.