Call for Nominations: BJS Award 2024

 Deadline Date: June 21, 2024

 Donor Name: BJS Foundation

 Grant Size: $100,000 to $500,000

A celebration of excellence in surgical science, the BJS Award recognises a discovery, innovation or scientific study that has changed clinical practice.

This international accolade will give an exceptional individual the recognition they richly deserve for the profound impact they have had on patient care.

The Award will be given to one person and cannot be shared. The BJS Foundation and the BJS Award Committee will endeavor to give this Award every two years but retain the right not to in any given period.


  • The winner will be awarded:
    • €100,000
    • A medal
    • A framed diploma
    • An invitation to the Award ceremony and dinner with a guest
    • A BJS Academy webinar

Eligibility Criteria

  • Nominations can be made by any individual as an expert within the surgical community.
  • Nominations should not be made by an organization.
  • Self – nominations are not permitted.
  • The nominee must be:
    • A living person (no posthumous nominations).
    • Hold a certificate or specialist diploma in Surgery.
    • Have led on a specific scientific field of surgery (humanitarian and life-time achievements will not be considered).
    • Have the work supported by publications or patents.
  • The nominee must not have a conflict of interest with the BJS Foundation:
    • A member of the BJS Award committee.
    • A member of the BJS Foundation council.
    • A member of the BJS or BJS Open editorial teams.
  • The nomination must be confidential, it must not be communicated with the nominee, any breach of confidentiality will result in being removed from the process.
  • Nominations must be made on the online nomination form and this will be accessed via this webpage.
  • Nominations will not be accepted in any other format.
  • To make a nomination you will be required to submit a proposal on the nominee and up to a maximum of five reference publications.

For more information, visit BJS Award.   

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