Awards & Fellowships

On this page you can find all information on awards and fellowships. 
Please click on the title below to read more about procedures, regulations and previous winners.

The Harold Gunson Fellowship gives doctors and scientists an opportunity to attend ISBT congresses. A limited number of grants will be made available for ISBT Regional and International congresses. To apply for the fellowship you should:

  • Be 40 years of age or under at the date of the first day of the congress.
  • Be the first, submitting and presenting author of an abstract which has been accepted for the scientific programme.
  • Not have received a Harold Gunson fellowship twice before. Applicants from upper-middle or high- category countries can only receive the Harold Gunson Fellowship once. 
  • Submit an abstract for the congress and request the fellowship form from the ISBT Central Office.

The ISBT Award will be granted to a person or an organisation that contributes or has contributed in an outstanding way to the education of blood transfusion or transfusion medicine science. The selection of the Award winner(s) and the granting of this Award is a prerogative of the Executive Committee of ISBT.

ISBT Award recipients

The ISBT Award for Developing Countries will be awarded to a Blood Service/Centre or a Department of Transfusion medicine within a medical institution from a Developing Country that has made a significant contribution in strengthening Blood Transfusion Practice within the Country. Qualifying Developing Countries will be those that have a Low or Medium Human Development Index (HDI) according to the UNDP.
Application for this award is now closed.

Winners of the ISBT Award for Developing Countries


The Foundation Transfusion Medicine grants this Award to a senior person who has made eminent contributions to transfusion medicine or a related field through original basic or applied research, the practice of transfusion therapy or through significant educational and/or service contribution to the field.

A short curriculum vitae of the proposed candidate and a description of his/her contribution in transfusion medicine, accompanied with three signatures of ISBT members, who support the nomination, should be sent to the Secretary-General of the Foundation. 

The Nomination Committee (consisting of the ISBT President, the ISBT President-Elect, the ISBT Scientific Officer, the Chairman and a member of Board of the Foundation Transfusion Medicine) will decide which candidate will be nominated.

Winners of the ISBT Presidential Award

The Jean Julliard Prize recognises clinicians or scientists who are less than 40 years of age and have a noteworthy portfolio of recent published work contributing to advances in transfusion medicine. Individual members of ISBT may self nominate for the Jean Julliard Prize. The Prize is awarded every two years at the International Congress.

Submission for the Jean Julliard Prize that will be awarded in 2018 is now closed.

Regulations for the Jean Julliard Prize 2018

Winners of the Jean Julliard Prize


The Vox Sanguinis Best Paper Prize is a scientific award for the best original paper that has been published in ISBT’s journal Vox Sanguinis in the previous calendar year. The editors of Vox Sanguinis will compile a list of papers that qualify for this Prize. The value of the prize is €5000 and is granted by the Standing Committee on Vox Sanguinis and the Editorial Board.

Vox Sanguinis Best Paper Prize winners