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Nominations for Union Awards

18 Mar 2019

Every year The Union presents a series of awards at the Union World Conference on Lung Health to honour outstanding contributions to lung health. The awards are an important and valued way to recognise the work being conducted around the world, from young researchers to lifetime achievers.

Nominations are now open for the following prizes:

  • The Union Young Investigator Prize: Acknowledges a researcher for work in lung health published in the past five years, when aged 35 years or younger.
  • The Union Scientific Prize: Acknowledges researchers at any stage of their career for work in lung health published in the past five years.
  • The Karel Styblo Public Health Prize: Acknowledges a health worker or a community organisation for contributions to tuberculosis control over a period of 10 years or more.
  • The Stephen Lawn TB-HIV Research Leadership Prize: Acknowledges young researchers conducting promising work focused on reducing the disease burden of TB and HIV/AIDS in Africa.
  • The Princess Chichibu Global Memorial TB Award: Recognises outstanding contributions to global TB control.
  • The Union Medalfor members only: Awarded to members who have made an outstanding contribution to the control of tuberculosis or lung health by their scientific work and/or actions in the field.
  • Honorary Membershipfor members only: Granted to a person who has become distinguished through active participation in The Union’s activities and the fulfilment of its goals.

More details about each of the awards can be found on The Union website by clicking on the above links. Alternatively to go straight to the page to make your nominations.

The awards will be presented at the 50th Union World Conference on Lung Health.

Who can nominate

Anyone is welcome to nominate somebody for one of the awards. Only Union members can nominate for The Union Medal and Honorary Membership.

Who cannot be nominated

The following people cannot be nominated:

  • Employees or paid consultants who have worked for a Union affiliated office in the past year
  • Board Members
  • Members of the reviewing committee
  • Past award winners
  • Please note that individuals or organisations cannot nominate themselves
  • Non-Union members cannot be nominated for The Union Medal or Honorary Membership

How to submit a nomination

Nominate here.

Any queries should be sent to for the scientific prizes and to for The Union Medal, Honorary Members and Princess Chichibu Award.


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