The IFMBE maintains an awards program to recognise (every three years, on the occasion of the World Congress) individuals for their contributions to Biomedical Engineering.
The awards are:
In addition to its own awards program, IFMBE participates in the IUPESM awards program. IUPESM honours individuals with its IUPESM Awards of Merit which recognise every three years a Medical Physicist and a Biomedical Engineer who have established distinguished careers in Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, respectively. IFMBE is, through its Awards Committee that incorporates the “IFMBE Subcommittee to the IUPESM Awards Committee”, responsible for the selection of the Biomedical Engineer to be awarded.
The Institute of Physics and Engineering in Medicine (IPEM), UK, has established the Nightingale Award. Nightingale was a founder member of the British Biomedical Engineering Society which was later absorbed into IPEM. IPEM will fund and organize the award but it will be on the basis of the best paper published by the IFMBE journal, MBEC, during a particular year. The award will be: The IPEM Nightingale Prize in association with MBEC and IFMBE.
The MBEC Editorial Board will be responsible for the selection of the author to be awarded.
The new IFMBE/IAMBE Early Career Award (ECA) highlights the commitment of the IFMBE to support and encourage promising young researchers at an early stage in their career.
The Award consists of a certificate and a monetary award. Awards are given at each IFMBE World Congress to one individual from each of the following four geographic regions: North America, Central & South America, Europe & Africa, Asia-Pacific. Particular emphasis is given to countries with a low economic background, and to geographical diversity.