CFN: The International Prize for Biology 2024

The Call for Nominations of 2024 (40th) International Prize for Biology has been opened.

The International Prize for Biology is a commemorative prize to celebrate the sixty-year reign of Emperor Showa and his longtime devotion to biological research. It also pays tribute to the Emperor Emeritus, who has striven for many years to advance the study of gobioid fish taxonomy while contributing continuously to the developing of this prize.

Based on nominations gathered from around the world, the Prize is normally given to one biologist who has made an outstanding contribution in a research field of the year to make advance in biological sciences.

The Prize consists of a medal and an award of 10-million yen. The award ceremony is held in the presence of Their Imperial Highnesses Crown Prince and Crown Princess Akishino. In conjunction with the ceremony, a commemorative symposium is also held and the Prize recipient is asked to attend both of these events.

The research field of this year’s Prize is “Systematic Biology and Taxonomy.”
In this regard, we would like to invite you to nominate a recipient candidate for the 2024 Prize.
Please visit the Prize webpage at, download the nomination format, type the necessary information in English and send them to the secretariat by e-nomination form.

Research field of the 2024 (40th) Prize: Systematic Biology and Taxonomy
Nomination deadline: 23:59 (JST) March 15, 2024

Please find details about the Prize at

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