Deadline: 1 November 2021
Open to: Entrants must have finished their PhD-level education
Benefits: 25,000 USD. The winner will have their essay published in Science magazine
Behind every life-changing solution is an entrepreneurial scientist. A creative mind who proved an idea in the lab and dared to carry it out in the world.
To encourage more scientists to translate their research, BioInnovation Institute (BII) & Science present a new annual award. In collaboration with the Science / AAAS (American Association for the Advancement of Science).
Successful applicants might have made significant advances in producing results that were protected as intellectual property and licensed to a commercial entity—for example, proprietary drugs and biologics, diagnostics, therapeutic interventions, health care information technology, or new solutions for biobased production of fuels, chemicals, and foods. We welcome applications from those who take risks to address relevant and exciting questions with creative approaches, even if the outcome may be considered a negative result.
Entrants must have finished their PhD-level education within the last 10 years and must hold an M.D., PhD.or M.D./Ph.D. Open to scientists who can show that they have reached across field boundaries with an enthusiasm that combines outstanding basic science with an eye toward application in the marketplace.
The prize is awarded for outstanding research performed by the applicant as described in a 1,000-word essay.
Three winners will have their essays published in Science magazine and will be invited into BII’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition, the Grand Prize winner will receive a prize of USD 25,000 and each runner-up will receive USD 10,000 at a grand award show celebration in Copenhagen, Denmark.
For more information please visit the official website.