Senior Science Award 2018

Senior Aspirin Award Criteria

  • Applicants are asked to submit up to a 1000 word summary of their career and contribution to the use and science of aspirin, together with a 200 word lay summary.
  • Applicants should have a demonstrable track record of valuable biomedical research (basic, clinical or translational), contributing to the scientific knowledge of aspirin.
  • Deadline for receipt of applications is 31st May 2018.  All applications will be reviewed by the International Aspirin Foundation Scientific Advisory Board in reaching their decision.
  • In recognition of the chosen applicant(s)’ achievements, there will be a presentation ceremony to honour their work.
  • Applicants should be available during September/October 2018 to attend an Award Ceremony in Edinburgh and be prepared to participate in media interest in the event.  In addition the lay summary will be used for publicity purposes
  • A report will be produced on the awardee(s)’ body of work



  • Award entries are invited from a potential candidate or his/her colleagues by their colleagues in scientific or academic institutions, together with a short (1,000 word) summary in the terms covered in the Award Criteria and a lay summary (200 words).

Submission method:

  • Applications should be sent via email.
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  • Applications are to be received by 31st May 2018.  An email or letter will be sent confirming receipt and validity.

Review Process:

  • The Secretariat will provide the list of candidates for the Scientific Advisory Board at the June Board Meeting.  The Scientific Advisory Board may nominate additional candidates.
  • All applications will be reviewed and a decision made.  The Scientific Advisory Board will seek to achieve unanimity in selection. 

In all matters pertaining to the Science Award, the decision of the Chair of the SAB is final.

Award winner(s) will be notified by 31st July 2018.

Previous Winners

Bayer Senior Aspirin Award:

  • 1992 - Garret Fitzgerald
  • 1995 - Gustav Born
  • 1996 - Henry Barnett
  • 1997 - William Smith
  • 1998 - Carlo Patrono
  • 1999 - Charles Hennekens
  • 2000 - Sir Richard Peto, Colin Baigent, Rory Collins, and Peter Sleight
  • 2002 - Aaron Marcus
  • 2007 - Hans Christoph Diener
  • International Aspirin Foundation winners:
  • 2014    Peter Rothwell, Oxford UK
  • 2016    Julie Buring/Nancy Cook/Mike Gaziano, Boston USA

Current Endowment

£20,000 per individual or group