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 March 15 – July 15, 2021.
Who can apply
Entrants for the 2021 prize must have been awarded their Ph.D. between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2020. As a rule, we will only accept submissions once within this time period.
- Cell and Molecular Biology
- Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology Approaches
- Ecology and Environment
- Molecular Medicine
The international Prize is awarded annually to four young scientists for outstanding life science research based on a doctoral degree earned in the previous two years. Each year, a Grand Prize winner is selected from the applicants to receive 30,000 USD in prize money and the three other category winners are awarded 10,000 USD each for their accomplishments.
The Science/AAAS and SciLifeLab Prize committee is looking forward towards 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 2021 to participate in a unique week filled with events in honor of science. Here they will have the opportunity to meet with leading scientists in their field of research and create life-long connections to support their career.