The Grand Hamdan International Award

The Grand Hamdan International Award is unique in that it not only awards quality but also dedication to the alleviation of the sufferings of humanity through research and exemplary service.

The major deciding factor will be a research breakthrough in the subject selected for the award, having the potential to have a major impact on healthcare delivery.

These could be through the invention of novel surgical equipment or technique, the discovery of a new mode of therapy or new drugs that lead to a decrease in mortality and /or morbidity related to a particular surgical procedure or disease.

Universities, research centres, science institutions and individual physicians and scientists are eligible to nominate the nominees for this award.

The Prize amount is AED Two hundred fifty thousand (AED 250,000)(US$68,000)

Rules and Regulations:

Nomination should include the following:

  • A letter of nomination from a nominating body
  • Typed current Curriculum Vitae detailing the nominee's academic background, experience, previous positions, and listing all published work.
  • The nominee's office and home mailing addresses, including telephones, fax, and e-mail
  • Description of the nominated work.
  • Justification for nomination (Please provide evidence showing that the nominated work is scientifically outstanding and has had substantially benefited humans.
  • Include all supporting evidence such as copies of peer reviews, external reports, and citations.)
  • Previous awards, honours, or recognition received for nominated work (Please state the name, nature, source, and date of each.)
  • Three recent colour photographs
  • One hard copy and One soft copy of the whole dossier.
  • One or more individuals who worked together to produce the nominated work can apply for the Award.

    The winner shall make an oral presentation, and shall submit an abstract of his presentation, a print version of the presentation not to exceed 1500 words, at the "6th Dubai International Conference for Medical Sciences" which will be held during December.


  • A trophy carrying the winner's name.
  • A certificate in the winner's name containing the Award winning subject of the work.
  • A sum of AED Two hundred fifty thousand (AED 250,000) (Approx.US$ 68,000).
  • The winner shall be provided with a return business class air ticket, accommodation and visa to attend the Award Presentation Ceremony and Conference.

    For more information and application, visit: The Grand Hamdan International Award Website

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