Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists – Application Period Open

Published: 2020-03-04


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 PhD 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 application period for the Science Magazine & SciLifeLab Prize For Young Scientists opened on March 1 2020. 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. 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. Deadline for submitting an essay is 15 July 2020.

The four categories  in which applicants can apply are:

  • Cell and Molecular Biology, Genomics,
  • Proteomics and Systems Biology,
  • Ecology and Environment,
  • Molecular Medicine.

More information about the Prize is available on the website: https://scienceprize.scilifelab.se

About Science/AAAS

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journals, ScienceScience Translational MedicineScience SignalingScience Advances, Science Immunology, and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes some 254 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science, founded by Thomas Edison, has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of 570,400.

The non-profit AAAS is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, and more. Science further participates in various efforts to provide free access for scientists in the world’s poorest countries.

About SciLifeLab

Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) is a Swedish national center for molecular biosciences with focus on health and environmental research. The center combines frontline technical expertise with advanced knowledge of translational medicine and molecular bioscience. SciLifeLab is a joint effort between four Swedish universities (Karolinska Institutet, KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Stockholm University and Uppsala University).

SciLifeLab was established in 2010 and appointed a national center in 2013 by the Swedish government. More than 200 research groups are associated with SciLifeLab, which is situated at two nodes in Stockholm and Uppsala.