2020 NIH Director's Awards

A message from Dr. Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director, National Institutes of Health

Congratulations to the 660 winners of 2020 NIH Director’s Awards!

While we cannot gather in person, we are pleased to highlight the remarkable accomplishments of NIH staff from the 2019 calendar year.

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Presentation of NIH Director's Awards

The NIH Director’s Awards are prestigious awards which recognize the greatest achievements of all Institutes and Centers (ICs). Each nomination undergoes a rigorous review process which includes each IC Director, the NIH Awards Review Committee, and a selection by the NIH Director for special recognition. Approximately 2% of NIH staff are recognized for their notable accomplishments each year in specific categories.

2020 Awards Recipients by Institute or Center

Additional Awards Recognized at the NIH Director’s Awards Ceremony

As part of the commitment to a diverse and highly innovative workforce, several other prestigious awards are recognized as part of the NIH Director’s Awards Ceremony including:

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