The Awards

 

The Award takes into consideration all those who are contributing towards alleviating the suffering of patients and improving  societal health standards through a diverse array of award categories aimed at the global, regional, and local levels.

The initial focus was on two major categories of awards; The International and National Awards, with subcategories in each of them.
In  2002, a new category was introduced, The Arab World Award, followed by another addition in the UAE Category - An Award for the Best Outstanding Clinical Department in the Public Sector.

The latest addition to this list is the novel Award for Honoring Distinguished Personalities in the Arab World.

Find below more information about the International Awards, Arab World Awards and UAE Awards and their subcategories

International Awards

Scientific research is considered the prime keystone for the development of the basic sciences which led to enormous advancement of methods and techniques that contributed to the diagnosis and treatment of diseases and health challenges.

The International Awards are considered one of the prestigious medical awards aiming for honoring the scientists and researchers for their efforts done for developing the medical services all over the world.

The International Awards contains 3 categories:

Grand Hamdan International Award

The Grand Hamdan International Award honors quality and dedication to the alleviation of the sufferings of humanity through research and exemplary service.

The selection of the winner in this category depends on a breakthrough in his research portfolio that impacts healthcare delivery; development of novel surgical devices, techniques, and new therapies that improve the mortality and morbidity rates related to a particular disease.

Universities, research centers, institutions, and individual scientists are encouraged to submit a nomination for this award.

The prize amount is AED Two hundred fifty thousand (AED 250.000) (US$68.000).
 

Rules and Regulations:

  • One or more individuals who worked together to produce the nominated work can apply for the Award.
  • A review article(not exceeding 5000 words) shall be published in the Hamdan Medical Journal (un-awarded work will also be published)
  • The winner shall deliver a lecture on the topic at the "….. Dubai International Conference for Medical Sciences" scheduled to be held from…….. to ….. during the period of the ceremony and shall submit an abstract of his/her lecture and also a print version of the lecture not more than 1500 words, which will be included in the Proceedings of the Conference.
  • Nomination papers/work submitted to the Executive Office shall not be returned, whether or not the nominee wins the Award.
  • The Executive office the Award reserves the right to grant the award to more than one person in the appropriate category and also reserves the right to change or alter any conditions without stating any reasons.
  • The nomination will not be accepted if it does not meet all the above conditions.
  • The nomination file must contain the following:
    1. Nominee name
    2. Nominating body
    3. Nomination letter: A letter of nomination from the Nominating body supporting the nomination.
    4. Nominated work: Description of the nominee’s work; highlight aspects of the work that indicate its relevance to the award objectives. Submitted work must be original
    5. Justification: Evidence showing that the nominee’s work is scientifically outstanding, original and has had substantially benefited humanity. Include all supporting evidence such as copies of peer reviews, external reports, other relevant publications and citations.
    6. Awards & recognitions if any: Previous awards, honors, received by the nominee/ nominated work (Please state the name, nature, source, and date of each.
    7. Article : A review article on the nominated work (not exceeding 5000 words). A letter transferring copyright to the Hamdan Medical Journal and signed by all authors should accompany the article.
    8. Curriculum Vitae: Details of the nominee's academic background, experience and previous positions, and listing all published work.
    9. Color photographs of the nominee
    10. A write up on the nominee and his work: Profile of the nominee should not exceeding 1500 words.
  • The winner's name(s) shall be announced in a press conference to be held in Dubai and the Award will be presented in an official ceremony also to be held in Dubai
  • The winner shall be provided with a return business class air ticket, accommodation and visa (if required) to attend the Award Presentation Ceremony and Conference.
  • The Award shall consist of:
    • A trophy with the winner's name.
    • A certificate in the winner's name.

Click here to submit nomination

Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence

Hamdan Award for Medical Research Excellence is an award given to 3 different individuals each in a selected field of medicine. It has been established to honor and recognize the contributions of distinguished researchers whose works have positively affected thousands of lives globally.

Each winner is honored for the innovative methods and research that resulted in novel approaches and discoveries which have made an enormous impact in their fields.

The prize amount is AED 300,000/- (AED three hundred thousand only) (Approx.US$ 81,000) to be awarded to 3 winners each receiving AED 100,000/- (AED One hundred thousand only) (Approx.US$ 27,000).
 

Rules and Regulations:

  • One or more individuals who worked together in a nominated work can apply for the Award.
  • A review article (not exceeding 5000 words) shall be published in the Hamdan Medical Journal (un-awarded work will also be published)
  • The winner shall deliver a lecture on the topic at the "….. Dubai International Conference for Medical Sciences" scheduled to be held from…….. to ….. during the period of the ceremony and shall submit an abstract of his/her lecture and also a print version of the lecture not more than 1500 words, which will be included in the Proceedings of the Conference.
  • Nomination papers/work submitted to the Executive Office shall not be returned, whether or not the nominee wins the Award
  • The Executive Office of the Award reserves the right to grant the award to more than one person in the appropriate category and also reserves the right to change or alter any conditions without stating any reasons.
  • The nomination will not be accepted if it does not meet all the above conditions
  • The nomination file must contain the following:
    1. Nominee name
    2. Nominating body
    3. Nominating letter: A letter of nomination from the Nominating body supporting the nomination.
    4. Nominated work: Description of the nominee’s work; highlight aspects of the work that indicate its relevance to the award objectives. Submitted work must be original
    5. Justification: Evidence showing that the nominee’s work is scientifically outstanding, original and has had substantially benefited humanity. Include all supporting evidence such as copies of peer reviews, external reports, other relevant publications and citations.
    6. Awards & recognitions if any: Previous awards, honors, received by the nominee/ nominated work (Please state the name, nature, source, and date of each.
    7. Article : A review article on the nominated work (not exceeding 5000 words). A letter transferring copyright to the Hamdan Medical Journal and signed by all authors should accompany the article.
    8. Curriculum Vitae: Details of the nominee's academic background, experience and previous positions, and listing all published work.
    9. Color photographs of the nominee
    10. A write up on the nominee and his work: Profile of the nominee should not exceeding 1500 words. The winner's name(s) shall be announced in a Press conference to be held in Dubai and the Award shall be presented in an official ceremony also to be held in Dubai. The winners shall be provided with return business class ticket, accommodation and visa (if required) to attend the Award Presentation Ceremony & Conference.
  • The Award shall consist of:
    • A trophy with the winner's name.
    • A certificate in the winner's name.

 

Click here to submit nomination

Hamdan Award for Volunteers in Humanitarian Medical Services

This award will be presented to four individuals “personalities or organizations (doctors or others)” who provide important voluntary services and who significantly contribute to alleviating the suffering of a large number of human beings subjected to exceptional circumstances such as catastrophes، epidemics، famine، wars and natural calamities.
 
The prize amount is AED Three hundred thousand (AED 300,000) (Approx. US$ 82,000) to be awarded to 4 winners، 2 individuals will receive AED Fifty Thousand each (AED 50,000) (Approx. US$ 13,500) and 2 institutions will receive AED One Hundred Thousand each (AED 100,000) (Approx.US$ 27,000).
 
Rules and Regulations
  • Humanitarian Medical Organizations and Volunteers active in the field for at least 5 years shall only be considered (administrative personnel shall not be considered).
  • Each organization/Individual shall nominate a maximum of three volunteers.
  • Nomination papers/work submitted to the Executive Office shall not be returned to the applicants, whether or not the nominees win the Award.
  • The Executive Office of the Award reserves the right to grant the award to more than one person in the appropriate category and also reserves the right to change or alter any conditions without stating any reasons.
  • The nomination will not be accepted if it does not meet the above all conditions
  • The nomination file must contain the following:
    1. Nominee name
    2. Nominating body
    3. Nomination letter: A letter of nomination from the Nominating body supporting the nomination.
    4. Justification: Evidence showing that the nominated person/ organization is outstanding and has significantly contributed to alleviate human suffering. Include all supporting evidence such as field reports, peer and external reports.
    5. Awards & recognitions if any: Previous awards, honors, received by the nominee (Please state the name, nature, source, and date of each.
    6. Curriculum Vitae/ institute profile: Details of the nominee's background, experience, and a detailed account of all the executed projects and voluntary work, he/she has been involved in.
    7. Color photograph. For organization: Hi resolution logo, For individual: color photographs.
    8. A write up: Nominee’s profile should not exceeding 1500 words.
  • The winner's name(s) will be announced in a Press conference to be held in Dubai and the Award will be presented in an official ceremony also to be held in Dubai
  • The winners (or representatives of winning organizations) shall be provided with return business class air ticket, accommodation and visa to attend the Award Presentation Ceremony.
  • The Award shall consist of:
  • A trophy with the winner's name.
  • A certificate in the winner's name.

Click here to submit nomination


Arab World Awards

Care about promoting the health care level in the Arab world and encouraging distinguished educational and service foundations and outstanding scientists in order to develop their skills and enhance the service standards, this award was allocated to enable them to conform with international standards and compete effectively with other international institutions and organizations.

The Arab World Awards contains 2 categories:

Hamdan Award for the Best Medical College/Institute or Centre in the Arab World

This award is for a prominent institution in Arab countries. The objective is to provide an incentive for the development of excellence in research and education in Arab countries to enable them to conform with international standards and compete effectively with other international institutions.
 
The prize amount is AED Nine hundred thousand (AED 900,000) to be awarded equally to two institutions from the Arab World.

Hamdan Award for honoring distinguished personalities from the Arab World

This award is for two distinguished personalities who have dedicated their life to the medical development in the Arab region. The objective of this award is to recognize the work that influenced for the medical development of excellence in the Arab region and the Arab community.
 
The winners are selected through the recommendations from the Health Ministries of the countries from the Arab World and based on the individual’s scientific and academic achievements which reflected on his/her personal contributions and dedications for the medical development in the Arab World.
 
The Board of Trustees reserves the right to review the nominees’ status on the above areas to take a final decision. The health ministry of each country from the Arab World will be communicated and assigned to send their nominees.
 
The prize amount is AED One hundred thousand (AED 100,000) to be awarded equally to two personalities from the Arab World.

UAE Awards

Based on the instructions of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Patron of the Award, to support and encourage all working parties in the medical field in the United Arab Emirates, whether institutions or individuals aiming at promoting the provided medical services, the Award was keen to allocate awards to honor all the medical system categories in UAE including distinguished medical personalities and institutions as well as the important medical researches.

The United Arab Emirates Awards contains 3 categories:

Hamdan Award for an Outstanding Clinical Department in the Public Sector in UAE

This Award is for an outstanding clinical department in the public sector, which has provided exemplary medical services/care to the people of the United Arab Emirates.

The prize amount is AED Seven hundred thousand (AED 700,000) to be awarded equally to two departments.

Hamdan Award for Honouring Individuals Working in the Field of Medicine & Health

This award is given to five individuals for their lifetime contributions to the field of medicine and health and for their continuous and earnest efforts towards the development of the medical sector in UAE.
 
The winners are selected through recommendations & nomination by the Ministry of Health and Health Authorities of all emirates based on the individual’s scientific and academic achievements which reflected on his/her personal contributions and dedications for the medical development in the Emirate/ Country. The Board of Trustees reserves the right to review the nominees’ status on the above areas to take a final decision. The Ministry of Health and the Health Authorities of the Emirates will be communicated and assigned to send their nominees.
 
The prize amount is AED Two hundred fifty thousand (AED 250,000) to be awarded equally to five personalities.

Hamdan Award for Original Research Paper Published in Hamdan Medical Journal

These awards are for two high quality medical researches published in the Hamdan Medical Journal. There is one award in each category، which are:
  1. The Hamdan Award for a best research conducted in the UAE and published or accepted for publication in the Hamdan Medical Journal.
  2. The Hamdan Award for a best research conducted outside the UAE and published or accepted for publication in the Hamdan Medical Journal.
 
The objective of these awards is to encourage individuals working both inside and outside the UAE to undertake medical research and to publish the results in the Hamdan Medical Journal will enrich the journal with medical subjects of high scientific value and thus enable doctors in the UAE and elsewhere to keep abreast of new medical knowledge.
 
The prize amount is AED Fifty thousand (AED 50,000) to be awarded equally to two research papers.
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