Royan International Research Award was founded by the late director of Royan Institute, Dr Saeid Kazemi Ashtiani with the aim of encouraging the researchers, appreciating their efforts and preparing a friendly scientific atmosphere for researchers to exchange their knowledge and experiences. Kazemi had wonderful ideas to bring researchers together and motivate them to increase their efforts and perform high level researches via this research award. Royan’s staff lost their beloved director in January 2006 by heart attack, may he rest in peace.
This annual award is extending into a higher quality event every year, increasing the scientific level and number of the submitted papers. The research papers are evaluated through an intense jury procedure by Award’s national and international Jury board to whom our special thanks goes. Each year the prominent researches with outstanding help in solving problems in reproduction and stem cell fields, are announced, appreciated and rewarded.
As comparing the researches in different fields is very difficult and finding the best researches with variations in methods, implements and results is almost impossible, from the eighth award the same prizes are distributed among winners in different fields of reproductive biomedicine and stem cell such as: female infertility, epidemiology, ethics, andrology, embryology, reproductive imaging, genetics, animal biotechnology, stem cell biology and technology, and regenerative medicine. Winners are rewarded by a certificate, award’s symbol and $5000 cash.