Omega-3 fatty acids and their importance for human health have only come to the attention of the public and the scientific community in recent years. Today, it is one of the most extensively studied nutrients by the biomedical research community. Omega-3 has been shown to be critically involved in physiological processes, health conditions, and chronic diseases, from the development of stem cells and the nervous system to cardiovascular diseases, cancer and the aging process. 

However, much remains to be investigated in the field of omega-3 research, especially with regard to the mechanisms of action and the practical applications for disease management and health improvement. In this context, the Global Award for Omega-3 Research was established to promote scientific research on omega-3 fatty acids and their applications in the management of chronic diseases. 

An annual prize of $100,000 USD will be granted to a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to our understanding of the health benefits of omega-3 fatty acids and their applications, regardless of gender, race, ethnicity, nationality, or political affiliation. Each winner of the award will be selected and voted according to the Nomination and Selection Rules by the Selection Committee, consisting of distinguished experts in the field.

The major Founder, More Love Foundation, initiated the establishment of the award on Feb 1st, 2015 and a Fund Management Committee was set up to oversee the operations. The inaugural prize was awarded on May 23, 2016 at the International Conference on Omega-3 and Human Health in Shanghai, China.