Innovating for Impact Nomination

Celebrating Partnerships & Policymakers driving Global Health Innovation

GHTC has opened nominations for our 2022 Innovating for Impact Awards. Now in its sixth year, this initiative recognizes the research partnerships and US policymakers that help transform breakthrough scientific research into lifesaving drugs, diagnostics, vaccines, and other health tools for unmet global health challenges.

Awards are presented annually in two categories:

Click one of the awards buttons below to view eligibility criteria and begin the nomination process.

Innovating for Impact Partnership Award


Honors an innovative research and development (R&D) partnership, supported by the US government, that brings together industry, government, nonprofits, academia, or other partners to advance a high-impact, game-changing global health technology.

Nomination Criteria and Eligibility


  • Partnership must be specifically designed to develop, advance, and bring to scale an urgently needed drug, diagnostic, vaccine, or other tool for an unmet global health need.
  • Tool advanced through the partnership must be high impact, or have the potential for high impact, on the unmet global health need or target population.
  • Partnership must include two or more entities from different sectors (i.e., government agency, nonprofit, academic institution, private industry, etc.) and must have received federally funded research support or in-kind support from a US government agency.
  • Innovation must address a historically neglected disease as defined by the G-FINDER scope, a World Health Organization R&D Blueprint priority disease, chikungunya, and/or a key challenge in maternal, newborn, child, adolescent, or reproductive health in low-resource settings.
  • Representatives from the partnership must be willing to be featured in content created for the awards (videos, events, etc.). Time commitment will be minimal.
Partnership Award Nomination Form

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Innovating for Impact Congressional Champion Award


Honors two US members of Congress whose actions have strengthened political will and advanced US efforts to develop technologies to fight the world’s most challenging diseases and health conditions.

Nomination Criteria and Eligibility


  • Nominee must be a sitting member of the US Congress.
  • Honoree must be willing to deliver acceptance remarks for the award.
Congressional Champion Award Nomination Form

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Nominator Information

Nominee Information

The submission deadline is Friday, July 29, 2022. Anyone is eligible to submit nominations, and self-nominations are welcome. Click below for additional details about our selection process and answers to frequently asked questions.

  • Selection Process & Other FAQs
    • Honorees will be editorially selected by a committee of leaders from the global health and research communities.
    • Honorees will be recognized in early December 2022.
    • Organizations and/or individuals are not limited in the number of nominations they submit.
    • Self-nominations are welcome. Nominator name/details are hidden from the selection committee as part of the selection process. This information is only collected in case there are technical issues with receipt of the nomination that require follow-up.
    • All nomination materials submitted will become the property of GHTC which organizes the Innovating for Impact Awards.
  • 2022 Selection Committee
    Dr. Rebecca Martin
    Dr. Rebecca Martin (chair)

    Director of the Emory Global Health Institute, Emory University

    Elisha Dunn-Georgiou
    Elisha Dunn-Georgiou

    President and CEO, Global Health Council

    Dr. Charles Holmes
    Dr. Charles Holmes

    Director of the Georgetown Center for Innovation in Global Health, Georgetown University

    Dr. Theresa Mkandawire
    Dr. Theresa Mkandawire

    Professor, Malawi University of Business and Applied Science; Co-Principal Investigator, NEST360

    Jamie Bay Nishi
    Jamie Bay Nishi

    Director, Global Health Technologies Coalition

Meet our Past Honorees

Senator John Boozman
Senator
John Boozman

Congressional Champion Award

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Senator Patty Murray
Senator
Patty Murray

Congressional Champion Award

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 CARB-X

CARB-X

Partnership Award

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Congresswoman Anna Eshoo
Congresswoman
Anna Eshoo

Congressional Champion Award

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Congressman Mario Diaz-Balart
Congressman
Mario Diaz-Balart

Congressional Champion Award

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Senator Roy Blunt
Senator
Roy Blunt

Congressional Champion Award

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Congresswoman Rosa DeLauro
Congresswoman
Rosa DeLauro

Congressional Champion Award

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Congressman Tom Cole
Congressman
Tom Cole

Congressional Champion Award

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Senator Chris Coons
Senator
Chris Coons

Congressional Champion Award

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