Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists - Now open for Applications

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. Science/AAAS and SciLifeLab, a coordinated effort of four universities, have joined forces in creating the Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists to recognize excellence amongst young researchers from around the world. 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.

Four recent PhDs are selected as winners and will be published by Science, receive up to 30,000 USD and be invited to Sweden to receive their awards, present their research, and meet with leading scientists in their respective fields.

This year’s categories are: 

•           Cell and Molecular Biology

•           Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology Approaches 

•           Ecology and Environment

•           Molecular Medicine

Eligible entrants must have been awarded their doctoral degree in 2018 or 2019. 

Candidates apply by submitting a 1000-word essay (along with a few other documents, such as a letter of reference) about their PhD thesis, which is judged by an independent editorial team organized by Science. 

The application deadline for this year’s Prize is July 15, 2020. More information about how to aply can be found on: