2012 GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists in Molecular Biology
Deadlines - August 2012

Deadline: 1 August 2012

The GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists has been established to provide support to scientists at the beginning of their careers, because Science/AAAS and GE Healthcare believe that such support is critical for continued scientific progress. In 2012, the prize will recognize outstanding graduate students in molecular biology from all regions of the world. This international prize will be awarded for the outstanding thesis in the general area of molecular biology as described in a 1000-word essay. The winning essay will be published in Science; essays of the regional award winners will appear in the online version of Science


  • Entrants must have been awarded their Ph.D. between 1 January and 31 December 2011. Candidates for M.D./Ph.D. degrees are eligible to compete for the prize in either the year the Ph.D. is awarded or the year the final degree is awarded.
  • The research described in the entrant's thesis must be in the field of molecular biology
  • The prize will recognize only work that was performed while the entrant was a graduate student.
  • The prize will be awarded without regard to sex, race, or nationality.
  • Employees of GE, Science and AAAS, and their relatives are not eligible for the prize.

Application Procedure:

The Entry Form must be submitted electronically in English. All other submission materials may be submitted in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, or Chinese (Mandarin). The entrant must submit the following five items:

  • Entry Form
  • An essay, written by the entrant,that describes his or her thesis work and places it in perspective with respect to current research in molecular biology.
  • The essay must not exceed 1000 words in length.
  • The abstract of the thesis
  • A Curriculum Vitae that includes the following: 1) All published and in press papers; 2) Academic and professional awards received; and 3) Relevant professional experience

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