BMES recognizes individuals for their accomplishments, significant contributions, and service to the Society and the field of biomedical engineering. BMES accepts nominations and applications for the following annual awards:

Robert A. Pritzker Distinguished Lecture Award - is the premier award of the Society given each year to an individual to recognize outstanding achievements and leadership in the science and practice of biomedical engineering. 

BMES Mid-Career Award - is awarded each year to a BMES member in good standing to recognize meritorious achievements and energetic leadership in biomedical engineering. The achievements may be in scholarship, education, mentorship, or practice of biomedical engineering, and must include significant involvement and sustained contributions to BMES.  

Rita Schaffer Young Investigator Award - is offered to stimulate research careers in biomedical engineering. 

Diversity Lecture Award - honors an individual, project, organization, or institution for outstanding contributions to improving gender and racial diversity in biomedical engineering.

Career Development Awards - are available to graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, early-career faculty, and early career professionals from underrepresented populations in biomedical engineering or involved in research and training focused on health disparities and minority health in biomedical engineering.

Christopher Jacobs Award for Excellence in Leadership - honors leadership excellence in the field of Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering (CMBE) and is named in memory and honor of Christopher R. Jacobs, Ph.D.

Shu Chien Achievement Award - is bestowed upon an individual who has demonstrated meritorious contributions to the field of cellular and molecular bioengineering.

Athanasiou Student and Post-Doc Awards - recognizes the authors of the top graduate and post-doctoral papers published in ABME as the future leaders in biomedical engineering and honors the contributions of Dr. Kyriacos Athanasiou to the field.

Learn more about Student Awards / Student Chapter Awards.