The Lasker Foundation has launched its 2017 Essay Contest! This exciting challenge engages young scientists and clinicians in a discussion about the big questions in biology and medicine today, and the role of biomedical research in our society. The contest aims to build skills in communicating important medical and scientific issues to broader audiences.
The Foundation seeks essays of 800 words or less on the following topic:
Using at least one specific example, propose ways in which breakthroughs in biomedical research can be made part of the daily global dialogue, so that a much wider public becomes better informed and more supportive of biomedical research endeavors.
We kindly ask for your assistance to spread the word about this contest, and to invite students and fellows from your institution to participate in it. The 2017 Essay Contest is open to international applicants, including those from programs outside the U.S.
Deadline for submitting essays is Monday, April 3, 2017.
First-place award is $10,000 and an expense-paid trip (economy class travel and one-night hotel stay) to New York to meet the 2017 Lasker Award winners (on September 15, 2017). Second- and third-place prizes are $5000 and $2500, respectively. All monetary prizes are to be used towards educational expenses.
For more information, including eligibility and prizes, and to learn about previous winners, please visit the Lasker Essay Contest website.