Atoms Prize

a collective prize to recognize scientists who contributed to the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines



Decades of scientific research enabled the rapid development of the COVID-19 mRNA vaccines. We are recognizing the teams of scientists who pioneered these foundational discoveries despite challenges with funding and publishing their research.

There is a distinguished history of collective science patronage. Over $150,000 was raised in 1921 from donations by American women for Marie Curie. Jonas Salk’s polio vaccine research was funded by the March of Dimes, which raised $54 million from over 80 million people in 1954.

We hope to continue this legacy by funding and celebrating these scientific achievements together.

Contributor Gallery

Each contributor receives a unique medal as a token of appreciation.

Find and share your medal to help recognize and reward the scientists involved in developing the COVID-19 mRNA vaccine.