University of Southern California


Takeda Innovators in Science Award in Rare Diseases

Slots:                                                     2: one for Early-Career Scientist and one to a Senior Scientist.                  

Internal Deadline:                          Contact the Office of Research if interested.

External Deadline:                          November 22, 2019

Award Information:                        Type:  Grant

Estimated Number of Awards: 2

Anticipated Amount: $200,000 each.

Submission Process:                     PIs must submit their application as a Limited Submission through the Office of Research Application Portal:

Materials to submit:

Link to Award:                        

Who May Serve as PI:                   

Individuals in receipt of current or prior research support from Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, or its affiliates, are not eligible for nomination.

Early Career Scientist:

The nominee must:

In the event that an Early-Career Scientist nominee has taken a maternity, paternity, adoptive, family care, military, or extended sick leave (in line with their current institution’s policies) during the 10 years since gaining their doctoral degree or equivalent, they can qualify for an extension of the eligibility timeframe. Instructions regarding how to request an extension are provided in the Requesting and Eligibility Exception section.

Senior Scientist:

The nominee must:

Any request to extend a nominee’s period of eligibility must:


Takeda Pharmaceuticals and the New York Academy of Sciences would like to draw attention to the urgent needs of patients worldwide affected by an estimated 7,000 rare diseases. The 2020 Innovators in Science Award will recognize scientists from around the globe for their exceptional research in Rare Diseases.

Established on November 10, 2016, the Innovators in Science Award is administered by the New York Academy of Sciences and sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals. This global award recognizes a promising Early-Career Scientist’s and an outstanding Senior Scientist’s contributions to biomedical science and is intended to support their commitment to innovative research.

Early-Career Scientist


Senior Scientist

Visit our Institutionally Limited Submission webpage for updates and other announcements.