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Selection Process & Criteria

The Dr. Paul Janssen Award for Biomedical Research is presented annually. Each year, the nominations are reviewed and awardee(s) are chosen by a Selection Committee of six to eight distinguished and independent scientists. Committee deliberations are confidential and independent of Johnson & Johnson or other outside influences. The award is a citation and a prize of $200,000.

The Selection Committee will choose a scientist (or a group of scientists), in basic or clinical research, who:

  • Has made a significant contribution to research that has impacted, or has strong potential to impact, human health through the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease.
  • Exhibits the standards of innovation, insight, and leadership that Dr. Paul exemplified during his career.
  • Provides a living example that the study of science and technology can enable or has the potential to enable extended, healthy, productive life.
  • Displays a set of ethical values consistent with the Johnson & Johnson Credo and those values that guide the company.

The award can be given to a clinical or basic research scientist or group of scientists in academia, government, industry, private research institution, medical, or clinical practice. It will typically recognize an individual scientist but can be shared in circumstances in which the contributions of multiple nominees are viewed as being of similar importance. Self-nominations will not be considered.

Nomination Form

Please allow 10 minutes of your time to complete this form. First, you’ll enter your info as the person making the nomination. Next, you’ll submit details about your nominee.
Please have on hand their:
CV or biography | Links to their publications (if any)
Note that the form may not be saved and must be completed and submitted in one session.

Selection Committee

Dr. Elaine Fuchs, Ph.D. DPJA Chairperson 2023
Jeffrey Gordon, M.D.
Ruth Lehmann, Ph.D.
Fiona Watt, FRS FMedSci
Philippa “Pippa” Marrack, Ph.D.
Cato T. Laurencin, M.D., Ph.D.
Arthur Horwich, M.D.
Michael Hall, Ph.D.
James Allison, Ph. D.