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Monday, July 12, 2010


GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists

If you received your Ph.D. in molecular biology in 2009, we want to hear from you. You could win a cash prize of up to $25,000, see your work published in Science magazine or on the Science website, rub elbows with the international science community and Nobel Prize Laureates at an awards banquet in Stockholm, Sweden, and enjoy a promising start to your career.

The GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists exists to recognize and reward outstanding Ph.D. graduate students from around the world for their work in molecular biology.

It is truly a launching pad for scientists at the beginning of their careers, as many prior winners have gone on to important careers leading labs around the world, including those at the University of Tokyo, the University of Liege, Stanford, Harvard, the University of California, Walter Reed Army Institute and many others.

Please research this site for further details, including entry information. Submit your application by August 1st by email to Good luck!

Materials may be submitted in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, or Chinese (Mandarin). The entrant must submit the following items:

  1. An essay, written by the entrant, which describes their thesis work and places it in perspective with respect to current research in molecular biology. The essay must not exceed 1000 words in length.
  2. The abstract of the thesis (not to exceed four double-spaced typed pages).
  3. A one-page letter from any thesis committee member or your adviser, commenting on the applicant and the significance of the work.
  4. Typed listings of the following information:
    i. All published/in-press papers based on the thesis work. List full citation, including title and authors, in order.
    ii. Academic and professional awards and honors the entrant received as a student.
    iii. Relevant professional experience (work, presentations, etc.).
  5. A completed entry form.

Submissions should be sent by email as PDF or Word attachments to the following address:

Please attach all documentation requested to be considered as entered into the prize competition. It is not enough to send an e-mail with your information and incomplete submissions will be disqualified.

You should send the e-mail no later than 1 August 2010 with all attachments as Adobe PDF documents (preferred) or Word documents. Please choose one format for all of the attachments. Please do not send multiple submissions or mail any materials. Upon receipt, your e-mail submission will be reviewed and you will be contacted if there are any questions with your submission or missing documents.

Thank you for your interest in the GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists.

Submissions must be received by 1 August 2010. Please do not send multiple submissions.

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