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Nomis & Science Young Explorer Award 2022
Deadline: May 15, 2022 05:00 PM

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Research at the intersection of the social and life sciences 

Unconventional. Interdisciplinary. Bold. 

The NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award  recognizes and rewards early-career M.D., Ph.D., or M.D./Ph.D. scientists that perform research at the intersection of the social and life sciences. Essays written by these bold researchers on their recent work are judged for clarity, scientific quality, creativity, and demonstration of cross-disciplinary approaches to addressing fundamental questions.  

A cash prize of up to $15,000 will be awarded to essay winners, and their engaging essays will be published in Science. Winners will also be invited to share their work and forward-looking perspective with leading scientists in their respective fields at an award ceremony as well as a meeting of the NOMIS Board of Directors to consider future funding.  Apply by May 15, 2022 at www.science.org/nomis 

The application consists of:

  •  A completed Entry Form.
  • An essay, written by the entrant, that describes his/her/their research at the intersection of the life and social sciences, showing interdisciplinary work. The essay must not exceed 1,000 words  in length.  The applicant must have done or directed all of the work and it must have been performed in the last three years.
  •  A one-page letter of recommendation from his or her postdoctoral adviser, supervisor, or other senior colleague who is familiar with the entrant's work.
  • A Curriculum Vitae that includes the following:
  1.  Full citations of papers that the entrant has published on the research described in the essay
  2.  Academic and professional awards and honors that the entrant has received; and
  3.  Relevant professional experience

  • Copies of two of the entrant's papers that are most relevant to the essay.
For a complete listing of eligibility requirements and terms of participation, please review thwww.science.org/nomis page.

Please email the completed and signed application to nomisscienceawards@aaas.org 


February/March/April/May/June: Compilation and Review of Submissions
July/August/September: Selection of Award Winner(s)
November: Announcement of  Award Winner(s)
2023: Award Ceremony

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