Taylor Prize

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About the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine

Robarts Research Institute awards the annual J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine to an individual or individuals who have made significant contributions to a field of basic or clinical research in one of the Institute's principal areas of research. Each year a topic is selected and the scientific community is invited to nominate individual scientists or groups of scientists whose initiatives fall within that particular field of research. A peer jury then deliberates and the prize winner or winners are identified.

Since 1985, Robarts Research Institute has awarded the J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine to some of the world’s leading researchers across a range of scientific disciplines in biology, medicine and imaging.

The award has been presented to many outstanding scientists over the years, including Judah Folkman, Eric Lander, Ralph Weissleder, Tony Hunter, Joseph Schlessinger, Ron Kahn, Roger Tsien and others. Click here for a full list of prize recipients.

The J. Allyn Taylor International Prize in Medicine consists of a cash reward, an engraved medal bearing the likeness of J. Allyn Taylor and a framed certificate. Supported by the C. H. Stiller Memorial Foundation and the family of the late J. Allyn Taylor, the award is presented annually at the Celebrating Science and Discovery Dinner.

We are excited to announce that the Taylor Prize will be returning in 2021. We are currently working through our plans and will have more information available in early 2021. Please check back often to read more about the 2021 Taylor Prize as information becomes available.