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Nomination Information and Online Form


2019 Ogawa-Yamanaka Prize Nomination Form

Nominations will be accepted through May 15, 2019

The following is required to submit a nomination for the Ogawa-Yamanaka Stem Cell Prize

  • Nominee’s CV
  • 1–5 publications by the nominee (must include link to publication)
  • 1–3 reference letters in support of the nominee
  • Short summary (500 words) of why the nominee should be considered

Please note that you cannot save an incomplete nomination and return to it at a later time. We recommend that you draft your nomination summary in a separate document and save it for your records.

For questions, please email us.


Award Details

  • Unrestricted cash prize of $150,000 USD
  • Prize may be equally shared by multiple awardees

Nominee Criteria

  • Independent investigator in stem cell biology or regenerative medicine
  • Nominee does not have to be a United States Citizen
  • Nominee does not have to work in the United States
  • Must be available to attend the award ceremony on November 6, 2019 at the Gladstone Institutes in San Francisco, California, and present their research

Stem Cell

Selection Committee

George Daley, MD, PhD
Dean, Harvard Medical School

Hideyuki Okano, MD, PhD
Dean of the School of Medicine, Keio University

Deepak Srivastava, MD
Director of the Gladstone Institute of Cardiovascular Disease and Director of the Roddenberry Stem Cell Center, Gladstone Institutes

Lorenz Studer, PhD
Director of the Center for Stem Cell Biology, Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Fiona Watt, PhD
Director, Centre for Stem Cells & Regenerative Medicine, King’s College London

Shinya Yamanaka, MD, PhD
Senior Investigator, Gladstone Institutes; Director of the Center for iPS Cell Research and Application, Kyoto University