The Science & SciLifeLab Prize 2019 for Young Scientists is a global prize, established in 2013, aimed at rewarding scientists at an early stage of their careers.
About the Prize:
Science/AAAS and SciLifeLab, a coordinated effort of four universities, have joined forces in creating the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists to recognize excellence amongst young researchers from around the world.
The 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.
Considering the difficult economic environment, it is important to provide extra encouragement to young scientists as they begin their scientific careers.
- Cell and Molecular Biology.
- Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology.
- Ecology and Environment.
- Molecular Medicine.
Who can Participate?
- Entrants for the 2019 prize must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2017, and December 31, 2018.
- Entrants may only apply once within this time period, and the work described in the entry must have been performed while the entrant was a graduate student.
- The prize is open to residents of all nations without regard to sex or race.
- Each year, a Grand Prize winner is selected from the applicants to receive 30,000 USD in prize money.
- The three other category winners are awarded 10,000 USD each for their accomplishments.
- Grand prize winning essay will be published in Science and essays from the three category winners will be published online.
- In addition, all four winners of the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists will be invited to Sweden in December to take part in in a unique week of events in honor of science – with the opportunity to meet with leading researchers in their field.
Click here for the online application.
- Application deadline: July 15, 2019.
- Announcement of the four winners: November 2019.
- Prize event week in Stockholm & Uppsala, Sweden: December 9-13, 2019.