Lasker award statue

Basic Science. Clinical Research. Public Health.

This year the Lasker Awards will not be given because of the global pandemic.

Nominations that were submitted for the 2020 Lasker Awards will be held for consideration by the Jury in 2021; nominators do not need to re-submit. The Foundation will begin accepting new nominations for next year’s Lasker Awards in November 2020. For more information, please see our nomination FAQ page.

For 75 years, the Lasker Foundation has honored advances that save lives and expand our fundamental understanding of life itself.

Covid-19 has made the importance of supporting medical research, and Lasker’s mission, more urgent than ever.