Time to apply for the Science & SciLifeLab Prize 2014

Published: 2014-02-28


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Are you a newly awarded PhD in Cell and Developmental Biology, Genomics and Proteomics, Environment, or Translational Medicine? Then you should apply for this years’ Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists. The grand prizewinner will receive USD25,000.

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists is a new global prize, established in 2013, aimed at rewarding young scientists at an early stage of their careers. The Prize is awarded annually to four young scientists for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous year. Each contestant writes a popular science essay about his or her thesis.

Each year, a grand prizewinner is chosen from the winners in each category, and will receive a prize of USD25,000; and each of the three category winners will receive USD3,000. The grand prize winning essay will be published in Science and essays from the three category winners will be published online. The price ceremony is held in Stockholm in December.

The topic of the entrant’s thesis research must be in one of the following categories: Cell and Developmental Biology; Genomics and Proteomics; Environment; or Translational Medicine. Find out more about the categories on sciencemag.org

Application deadline: August 1, 2014. Apply via sciencemag.org

See film from last years awards

Previous winners
2013 Grand Prize Winner
Daniel Streicker: For his essay on the topic of environmental life science, “From persistence to cross-species emergence of a viral zoonosis”.

2013 First Runner-up
Gabriel Victora: For his essay on the topic of molecular and cellular biology, “Stop, go, and evolve.”

2013 Second Runner-up
Weizhe Hong: For his essay on the topic of developmental biology, “Assembly of a neural circuit.”

2013 Second Runner-up
Dominic Schmidt: For his essay on the topic of genomics, “Dynamics and evolution of vertebrate transcriptional regulator binding.”

About The Prize Sponsors
For over 130 years the journal Science has been the world’s leading journal of original scientific research, global news and commentary.

SciLifeLab is a collaboration between four universities in Stockholm and Uppsala, Sweden,
and is a center for large-scale molecular biosciences with a focus on health and environmental research.

The Science and SciLifeLab prize is also made possible by the kind support of the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation.

For any questions, please contact:
Mikaela Friedman, mikaela.friedman@scilifelab.se