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Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists DEADLINE: July 15, 2017
(Science Magazine) This Prize was created to recognize that global economic health is dependent upon a vibrant research community and we need to encourage our best and brightest to continue in their chosen fields of research.
/AAAS and SciLifeLab, a coordinated effort of four universities, have joined forces in creating the Science
& SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. Both Science
/AAAS and SciLifeLab recognize that global economic health is dependent upon a vibrant research community and we need to incent our best and brightest to continue in their chosen fields of research. Considering the difficult economic environment, we feel it is important to provide extra encouragement to young scientists as they begin their scientific careers. Each year, the grand prize winner will receive a prize of US$30,000; each of the three category winners will receive US$10,000. The grand prize winning essay will be published in Science
and essays from the three category winners will be published online. Science
/AAAS and SciLifeLab look forward to reviewing the research findings from future entrants. Read more about the prize here
Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists
Watch this video to hear from the Grand Prize Winner and Category Winners and see why you should apply for the 2017 prize!
The Prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous two years. The topic of the entrant's thesis research must be in one of the following categories: Cell and Molecular Biology
, Genomics and Proteomics
, Ecology and Environment
, Translational Medicine
. Eligible entrants must have been awarded their doctoral degree in 2015 or 2016, and the subject of their thesis should match one of the Subject Tracks below. The winners from each category will compete for the grand prize.
Prize money: US$30,000 for the grand prize winner, US$10,000 for each of the category winners.
Publication: The grand prize winning essay will be published in Science
and essays from the each of the category winners will be published online.
Application deadline: July 15, 2017 READ MORE