Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

Posted: July 1, 2013 in Events, Funding, Jobs, Life as a post-doc

The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists: “Science/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…The grand prize winning essay will be published in Science and essays from the three runners-up will be published online.”

What:  $25,000 grand prize, $5,000 runner-up

Who: Young scientists who have been awarded their doctoral degree in either 2011 or 2012 and the thesis subject is within one of the following categories: Genomics/Proteomics/Systems Biology; Developmental Biology (including evolution); Molecular and Cellular Biology; or Environmental Life Science (including biodiversity).

When: Application deadline: August 15, 2013 (winner announced in December)

How: To enter, electronically submit the following

  1. A completed Entry Form.
  2. An essay, written by the entrant, describing the thesis work and its implications for research in the selected Subject Track. The essay must not exceed 1,000 words in length and may include one figure or table.
  3. A one-page reference letter from your advisor or a member of your thesis committee. The letter should include an assessment of the applicant and comment on the significance of the applicant’s research.
  4. A list of the following:
    (a) Full citations of all published or in press papers on the research described in the essay;
    (b) Academic and professional awards and honors that the entrant has received; and
    (c) Relevant professional experience.
  5. The abstract of the thesis (not to exceed four double-spaced typed pages).

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