Applications are now open for the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists 2020. In order to promote young scientists early in their career, SciLifeLab has engaged in a collaboration with AAAS and Science magazine to award an annual prize in the area of life science for the best Ph.D. thesis work.
An essay based on the thesis is submitted to the editorial board of Science and four winners are selected and invited for a week in Stockholm to attend the prize ceremony and to interact with the SciLifeLab community. All winners also have their essays published by Science.
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.
- 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.
- Science/ AAAS and SciLifeLab look forward to reviewing the research findings from future entrants.
- The 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 a unique week of events in honor of science – with the opportunity to meet with leading researchers in their field.
- The annual award ceremony and banquet is held in the Grand Hôtel Hall of Mirrors in Stockholm – the original venue of the Nobel prize banquet.
- Cell and Molecular Biology: Research in this category includes cellular and molecular processes at levels ranging from single molecule to single cell to tissue and organ systems.
- Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology Approaches: Research in this category focuses on genomics, proteomics, integrative omics, and systems biology approaches, including computational, to facilitate a comprehensive understanding of living cells, organisms and species.
- Ecology and Environment: Research in this category encompasses interactions between organisms and their environment, and how these processes are influenced by human activity.
- Molecular Medicine: Research in this category aims at building on the molecular understanding of disease in humans to develop preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic approaches, including individualized medicine.
Who can Apply?
Life science researchers who have received a Ph.D. within the last 2 years are eligible to apply.
How to Apply?
Applicants are to submit a 1000-word essay that is judged by an independent editorial team organized by the journal Science. Essays are judged on the quality of research and the applicants’ ability to articulate how their work would contribute to the scientific field.
To apply online, click here. The last date to apply is July 15, 2020.
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