Applications are now open for the 2017 Science and SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists, sponsored by the Knut and Alice Wallenberg Foundation, where recent doctoral graduates in the life sciences may submit a 1000-word essay based on their thesis work and win a cash prize and a trip to Sweden. 

Four winners, in different categories, will be selected for the award. The grand prize winner will receive a prize of $30,000 while each of the three category winners will receive $10,000. The grand prize winning essay will be published in Science and essays from the three category winners will be published online. The winners will be honored in Stockholm, Sweden during Nobel week.

Entrants for the 2017 prize must have been awarded their Ph.D. between January 1 2015 and December 31 2016. As a rule, we will only accept submissions once within this time period. The prize will only recognize work that was performed while the entrant was a graduate student.

The research described in the entrant’s thesis must fall within one of the following categories:

Cell and Molecular Biology: research in this category will include cellular and molecular processes at levels ranging from single molecule to single cell to tissue and organ systems

Genomics and Proteomics: research in this category focuses on analyses of gene- and protein-related events, at the scale of gene or protein networks to the complete set of genes or proteins in an organism

Ecology and Environment: research in this category encompasses interactions between organisms and their environment, and how these processes are influenced by human activity

Translational Medicine: research in this category builds on in vitro or animal model studies of biological processes to develop potential therapies or medical procedures.

Entry form here
Read about supporting documentation here
Submit it all here

Application deadline: July 15, 2017