The Manpei Suzuki International Prize is for original and excellent achievements in diabetes research. By providing this opportunity to researchers of the world, we hope to advance diabetes research that will contribute to the health and welfare of all people.


02 Jul 2024 NEW

Nominations close for 2024 Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes

01 Apr 2024

Nominations open for 2024 Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes
Nomination Open April 1st to July 1st, 2024

10 Jan 2024

Award ceremonies for 2023 will be held on March 6, 2024

14 Dec 2023

2023 Winner of the Manpei Suzuki International Prize for Diabetes Research :  Douglas A. Melton, PhD.


Manpei Suzuki Diabetes Foundation, Tokyo, Japan

Scope of Nomination Application

Nominations in English can be accepted from any country. One prize winner will be selected from nominations received in that year. For subsequent years, a re-submission will be required for consideration in that year.

Scope of Nominator

Members of ADA, EASD, JDS or other publicly recognized societies of related fields can submit one nomination application per person per year.
Each nomination application will require one supporting letter from someone who is familiar with the work of the nominee and who is also a member of the above-said societies. Self nomination is not acceptable.
A nominator can not be a supporter for any nominees.

Scope of Nominee

The prize will be awarded to one researcher in diabetes who has been nominated as described above. Previous prize awards are not considered.
However, any of a member of the Selection Committee of this Prize as well as a director, an auditor or a councillor of the Foundation shall not be eligible for a nominee.

Awarding of Prize

Certificate of Honor, US$200,000 prize and Japanese objet d'art to one individual.


1. The Selection Committee reviews all applications and decides on the prize recipient.
2. The prize recipient and nominator are notified.
3. A public announcement is made.