About Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists
The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists is a global prize, established in 2013, aimed at rewarding scientists at an early stage of their careers.
Apply for the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists — an annual prize awarded to early-career scientists. The prize is presented in four categories: Cell and Molecular Biology, Ecology and Environment, Molecular Medicine, and Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology.
The winners will have their essays published by Science, win up to USD 30,000 and be invited to Sweden to attend the award ceremony. Get ready for a life-changing moment in your scientific career.
The International Prize is awarded annually to four young scientists for outstanding life science research for which he/she earned a doctoral degree in the previous two years. 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 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.
Eligible entrants must have been awarded their doctoral degree in 2017 or 2018. The winners from each category will compete for the Grand Prize.
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. This year’s application period is February 15 – July 15, 2019.
Who: Life science researchers who have received a Ph.D. within the last 2 years
The 2019 categories are:
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
Research in this category focuses on genomics, proteomics, integrative omics and systems biology approaches to facilitate 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.
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.
Application deadline: July 15th, 2019
Read more: scienceprize.scilifelab.se