List of Honors & Awards
2020 Top 40 Under 40 Most Influential Asian Australian Leadership Award, Asia Link
2021 Global Talent Independent (GTI) Visa Program Grant by the Australian Government
GTI program is a highly competitive program that provides a streamlined visa and immigration (citizenship) pathway to bring globally mobile, highly-qualified, experienced, and exceptionally talented (“specialized”) individuals with an international record of exceptional and outstanding achievement to work and live permanently in Australia.
Awarded permanent residency under Global Talent Independent (GTI) Visa Program by the Australian Government. GTI program is a highly competitive program that provides a streamlined visa and immigration (citizenship) pathway to bring globally mobile, highly-skilled, and specialized individuals with an international record of exceptional and outstanding achievement in priority sectors to work and live permanently in Australia.
Venue: Strathfield RSL Club, Sydney, Australia
Awarding body: Rotary Districts 9675 & 9685
(In the photo) District Governor Di North felicitating Dr. Sonu Bhaskar with Rotary Vocational Excellence Award 2020 bestowed jointly by Rotary Districts 9675 & 9685 at Strathfield RSL Club, Strathfield, Sydney, Australia.
Rotary Vocational Excellence Award 2020 was bestowed jointly by Rotary Districts 9675 & 9685 to Dr. Sonu Bhaskar, MD Ph.D. recognizing vocational excellence of the highest order for outstanding contribution to the vocation of neurology, medicine, healthcare leadership, research, and the wider community and for promoting the highest standards within the profession.
Rotary District 9675/85 Vocational Excellence Awards 2020 Citation
2021 Paul Harris Fellow Recognition, Rotary International/Rotary Club of Sydney
Paul Harris Fellow recognition to Dr. Sonu M. M. Bhaskar by Rotary International/Rotary Club of Sydney, 2021 for the contributions to the Rotary, membership development, governance board, development of governance & leadership strategy in the centenary year, and community service/projects.
Excerpt from Paul Harris Fellow Citation (Dated 15th Day of June 2021);
2021 Rotary Club of Sydney’s recognition for youth leadership and service.
Dr. Sonu Bhaskar was recognized for youth leadership and service by Ms. Cathy Tait, Past President of the Rotary Club of Sydney. Dr. Bhaskar is the Chair of the Youth Committee and Board Director at Rotary Club of Sydney since 2020. During his tenure, Dr. Bhaskar initiated the flagship Rotary Youth Talks program to attract, mentor, and support young and emerging youth leaders.
Expertscape Global (2021-2022) – Top 0.52%, 0.38%, 0.34%, 0.51%, 0.46%, and 2.2% globally of experts in the fields of Perfusion, Stroke, Cerebrovascular Disorders, Central Nervous System Diseases, Cardiovascular Diseases, and COVID-19, respectively.
Scholar in Residence AAHCI Fellowship 2020, Washington DC, USA
Scholar in Residence AAHCI Fellowship award to Dr. Sonu M. M. Bhaskar towards 4-6 month stay at Washington-based Association of Academic Health Centres International (AAHCI), a global non-profit organization dedicated to assisting academic health centers in developing as well as developed nations.
European Academy of Neurology (EAN) Investigator Award 2019 – Two-time winner.
Prestigious award by European Academy of Neurology (EAN) to an outstanding research presentation of significance and impact in neurology presented at the EAN Oslo Meeting, June 29 – July 2, 2019.
Finalist, NSW Health Pathology Statewide 2019 Awards in the “Recognising the Pioneering Spirit Category”, Newcastle, Australia
First Prize, Battle of the Mentors, Health Beyond Showcase, South Western Sydney
Local Health District and Ingham Institute, Liverpool, Australia.
2018 Finalist, Clinical Safety and Quality Awards, South West Sydney Local Health District (SWSLHD).
2017 and Prior
2017 Nomination for Best Thesis Award at Health Services & Policy Research Conference, Australia.
2014 Nomination for “Young Investigator Awards oral paper category” at Brain Ischemia Conference, Rome, Italy.
2013 Clinical Research Fellowship and Hunter Medical Research Institute (HMRI) & Centre for Translational Neuroscience & Mental Health (CTNMH) Top-Up Scholarship, University of Newcastle, Australia.
2013-2016 International Doctoral
Fellowship, School of Public Health & Medicine, University of Newcastle, Australia, 2013-2016.
2013 Travel Grant, Hunter New England (HNE) Health, Newcastle for Stroke Society of Australasia (SSA) Annual Meeting, Hamilton Islands, Australia
2012 EU Marie Curie Fellowship, St Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands.
2010 International Talent Program (ITP) in Medicine & Life Sciences, Dutch Ministry of Health and Hyphen Projects/BCFJobs
One among the top 50 top clinician and biomedical scientists selected from all over the world; Nijmegen, Utrecht & Amsterdam, Netherlands.
2009 Prof AR Rao Memorial Young Scientist Award
Award for outstanding contributions to translational research/medicine, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi, India (December 21, 2019).
2009 Travel Bursary & Visiting Scholarship, Max Planck Institute, Gottingen, Germany.
2009 Visiting Fellowship, Helmholtz Institute Munich, Munich, Germany.
2008 Spanish Ministry of Health Award Fellowship, DGA (Diputación General de Aragón), Ministry of Health and Education, Gobierno de Aragón, Spain.
2007 International Merit Scholarship, Universidad de Zaragoza, Zaragoza, Spain
2007 International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) Scholarship
|Scholarship and Travel Award by International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) towards participation in the IBRO Associate School of Pakistan organized jointly by Dr. Panjwani Centre for Molecular Medicines and Drug Research, International Centre for Chemical and Biological Sciences, and the Aga Khan University, Karachi, Pakistan (March).|
2007 ISI Foundation, University of Torino, Italy Scholarship
|EU-China-India neuroscientific scholarship & travel award to attend First triangular Europe-India-China Summer School on Computational Neuroscience, ISI Foundation, University of Torino, Italy.|
2007 Young Scientist Colloquium Award Paper Nomination, at Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN), Lucknow, India
Nominated for the Young Scientist Colloquium Award Paper, International Update on Basic Clinical Neuroscience Advances and XXIV Annual Conference of Indian Academy of Neurosciences (IAN), Lucknow, December 2007.
2007 Second Prize, Best Poster Presentation, Bio Bangalore 2007, Bangalore, India
|Second Prize, Best Poster Presentation for ”Brain Mapping in Neuroprosthetics: A Novel Medical Approach” at an international conference Bio Bangalore 2007 held at Bangalore, India (7-9 June, 2007).|
2007 Indo-US Full Scholarship, and Travel Award, Workshop on Mathematical Aspects of Neuroscience, Indian Institute of Science (IISC), Bangalore, India
Funded jointly by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, Department of Science and Technology (DST), and Défense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Government of India.
INDO-US scholarship at Indian Institute of Science (IISC) Bangalore, Full scholarship, and Travel Award, to attend Workshop on Mathematical Aspects of Neuroscience, funded by the Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, Department of Science and Technology (DST), and Défense Research and Development Organization (DRDO), Government of India in July 2007.
2006 First Prize, Best Poster Presentation, Bio Bangalore 2006 at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India
First Prize, Best Poster Presentation under Leader Prospects for Young scientists for research paper and presentation titled ”Pain perception and brain activation in Parkinson disease patients” at an international conference BIO BANGALORE 2006 held at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore (7-9 July).
2006 Oral Presentation (invited) at NASA Idaho Space Young Scientist Consortium, Idaho, USA
Invited (Oral) at NASA Idaho Space Young Scientist Consortium, NASA Idaho Space Research Symposium, Idaho, USA, 2006.
2004 First Prize, Best Paper Presentation at the XXI Inter-Collegiate Maths Colloquium, Anna University, Madras, India
First Prize, Best Paper Presentation, and special recognition from the Vice-Chancellor, Anna University, Madras on the topic: Unfolding Polyhedron: An Extension to 3-D Geometry at the Maths Colloquium, XXI Inter-Collegiate Mathematics Students Meet, Mathrix held on February 24, 2004.
1999 CSIR Student Research Associate Fellowship Award
Student Research Associate Award, Scholarship under the Common Programme for Youth and Leadership Scheme (CPYLS) Scheme, Funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India (1999-2001).