Applications are invited from eligible candidates for the BII & Science Prize for Innovation 2021.
About the Program
The prize is initiated though a collaboration between BII & Science, AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science).
To encourage more scientists to translate their research, BioInnovation Institute (BII) & Science present a new annual award.
Our three winners will have their essays published in Science magazine and will be invited into BII’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition, the Grand Prize winner will receive a prize of USD 25,000 and each runner-up will receive USD 10,000 at a grand award show celebration in Copenhagen, Denmark.
Recognize entrepreneurial talent and promote innovation in the life sciences
Entrants must have finished their PhD-level education within the last 10 years and must hold an M.D., PhD.or M.D./Ph.D.
Acknowledgment of the increasing translational potential within the life sciences
The prize is presented for outstanding research performed by the applicant as described in a 1,000-word essay.
The Grand Prize Winner Receives:
The Grand Prize winner will be awarded a cash prize of USD 25,000, and will be provided travel and accommodation for the awards ceremony, if applicable. They will also receive a 5-year digital subscription to Science, and have their winning essay published in Science, both in print and online.
Up to two runner(s)-up will receive USD 10,000, and be provided travel and accommodation for the awards ceremony, if applicable. They will also receive a 5-year digital subscription to Science, and their essay will be published in Science online.
The selected Grand Prize winner and runner(s)-up will have an opportunity to be paired with the business development team for evaluation of their eligibility for any BioInnovation Institute (BII) programs. If eligible, they will receive assistance for submission of a proposal to BII. All processes, rules, and policies related to such programs and all obligations related to selection and granting thereof are the sole responsibility of BII.
How to Apply?
Interested applicants can apply for the BII & Science Prize for Innovation 2021 through this link.
- Call for essays open: July, 2021
- Submissions deadline: November 1, 2021
- The winning essays are published in Science magazine: April, 2022
- Grand Award Ceremony in Copenhagen, Denmark: May, 2022