Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists
14 May 2018
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. Do you have an outstanding thesis that fits the bill?
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 2016 or 2017, 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, 2018
Rules of Eligibility
The research described in the entrant’s thesis must fall within one of the following categories (Subject Tracks):
- Cell and Molecular Biology: research in this category will include cellular and molecular processes at levels ranging from single molecule to single cell to tissue and organ systems,
- Genomics and Proteomics: research in this category focuses on analyses of gene- and protein-related events, at the scale of gene or protein networks to the complete set of genes or proteins in an organism,
- Ecology and Environment: research in this category encompasses interactions between organisms and their environment, and how these processes are influenced by human activity,
- Translational Medicine: research in this category builds on in vitro or animal model studies of biological processes to develop potential therapies or medical procedures.
The prize will only recognize work that was performed while the entrant was a graduate student.
The prize will be awarded without regard to sex, race, or nationality.
Employees of Science/AAAS, collaborators in the management or sponsorship of this Prize and their relatives, as well as the following are not eligible to enter:
Scientists who were PhD students in the groups of any past or present member of the SciLifeLab management group (SciLifeLab Director, Co-Director, Infrastructure Director and Scientific Directors), the Integration Directors, or any member of the SciLifeLab Board.
Entrants for the 2018 prize must have been awarded their Ph.D. between January 1 2016 and December 31 2017. As a rule, we will only accept submissions once within this time period.
Further Information and Apply
For more information about the prize, including the procedures for entry, and to enter, please click here.