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BSI Immunology Awards: a celebration of immunology

BSI Immunology Awards

The BSI Immunology Awards are a celebration of remarkable achievements revolutionising the field of immunology.

Our vibrant community is driving demonstrable positive impact on human and animal health in a wide array of ways. Through the Society’s first ever-awards ceremony, we aim to recognise those advancing the field and enabling immunology to thrive, and further our mission to provide sector-leading support to immunologists from all levels and sectors.

Nominations will highlight some of the outstanding achievements of the immunology community. We invite our members and immunologists around the world to shine a spotlight on the stars shaping our future. This is your chance to celebrate and inspire others!

You will have the opportunity to raise recognition of the exceptional people working hard, publicly or behind the scenes, to deliver positive outcomes for health in a variety of ways, including at different career stages and sectors.

In line with our Diversity & Inclusion framework, we encourage nominations that reflect the diversity of our community. To ensure we continue fostering a culture within immunology that ensures fair treatment and opportunity for all, we particularly welcome nominees from underrepresented groups and diverse backgrounds. 

With the BSI Immunology Awards we want to bring our community together in a one-of-a-kind showcase of stellar contributions shaping the future of immunology. By taking part, you will play an important role promoting the impact and significance of our field. 

Scroll down to find out more and to get involved! 

Why should I take part?

  • Give outstanding immunologists the recognition and career boost they deserve 
  • Draw attention to the hugely significant positive impact of immunology on human and animal health
  • Turn the spotlight on exceptional members of our community who might be underrepresented or undervalued 
  • Help inspire others by showcasing achievements in important areas shaping the future of immunology
  • Raise your profile to continue advancing your leading work with potential new opportunities and collaborations
  • Be part of the first BSI Immunology Awards, a celebration of our exceptional immunology community

What do I need to know?

*Nominations have now closed*

You will be able to submit a nomination until Tuesday 28 February 2023, 23:59 GMT. Nominations can be made via self-nomination or for colleagues. If you are nominating a colleague, please gain their permission before submitting the nomination.

Below you can find short descriptions of the awards. For full details, please visit the BSI Immunology Awards page.

The winners of the awards will be announced at the inaugural BSI Immunology Awards Ceremony, taking place on Thursday 20 April 2023 at the Royal College of Physicians, London. More details on this event will be available on the BSI website shortly. 

If you have any queries, please email

BSI Early Career Research Excellence Award

Recognises an individual at an early stage of their career who has made an outstanding contribution to immunology research

BSI Immunology Research Excellence Award

Recognises an individual who is at a mid to senior stage of their career and has made an outstanding contribution to immunology research

BSI Outstanding Team Award

Recognises an exceptional team whose collaborative approach has made a significant impact on immunology research and/or clinical practice

BSI Diversity and Inclusion Award

Recognises outstanding contributions to promoting the principles of equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI) within immunology

BSI Immunology Teaching Excellence Award

Recognises an exceptional immunology teacher working in a higher education institute in the UK

BSI Public Engagement Award

Recognises outstanding contributions to public engagement within immunology

BSI Outstanding Leadership Award

Recognises an individual who has successfully integrated their scientific expertise with the leadership skills necessary to nurture, inspire and mobilise their peers to enhance the profile, impact and reach of immunology

BSI Outstanding Ambassador for Immunology Award

Recognises the contribution and impact of an individual who has been an outstanding ambassador for immunology in the UK

Outstanding Contribution to the BSI Award

Recognises the contribution and impact of an individual who has been outstanding in their support for the BSI in the last two years

If you are interested in sponsoring the BSI Immunology Awards Ceremony, please contact our Head of Events, Jane Sessenwein at, for more details.