The Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine

There are presently no open calls for submissions.


Northwestern University's International Institute for Nanotechnology (IIN) invites submissions for the $250,000 Kabiller Prize and the $10,000 Kabiller Young Investigator Award honoring researchers who have made exceptional advances in nanotechnology and its application to medicine and biology.

David Kabiller, entrepreneur and co-founder of AQR Capital Management, established the biennial awards in 2015 to encourage novel solutions to real-world problems. The Kabiller Prize and the Young Investigator Award recognize individuals in nanoscience whose groundbreaking discoveries or inventions will change our world. 

Nominations will be accepted until May 15, 2019. Winners will be announced, and the Prize and Award presented, in November in Chicago, Ill.

Selection Process

Nominations will be reviewed and winners will be chosen by a selection committee made up of global experts in nanotechnology. This year, Northwestern faculty are eligible for the Prize and Award.

Self-nominations will not be considered.  Please find details on how to submit a nomination below.

Nomination Package

A complete nomination package includes the following components:

  1. Letter of Nomination
  2. CV of nominee
  3. Up to 5 relevant publications
  4. Two additional letters of support

The Kabiller Prize in Nanoscience and Nanomedicine