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May 17, 2016

Science &SciLifelab prize for young scientists

Submissions are now open for 2016 entries.
Doctoral graduates may submit an essay based on their thesis work. Four winners, in different categories, will be selected for this international award.
Application deadline: August 1, 2016

The winners will:

  • Be published by Science
  • Share 60,000 USD in prize money
  • Be awarded in Stockholm, Sweden in December

Find out more and apply at External Link


2016 Embassy Science Fellows proposals - Open for Applications

The 2016 Embassy Science Fellow Program (ESFP) has officially begun.  The ESFP places United States Government agency scientists at U.S. embassies and consulates for a period of one to three months. The Program facilitates and encourages bilateral cooperation and research on science and technology-related issues.

The ESFP provides a valuable mechanism for the USG to advance national research and development priorities through international collaboration and provides a venue to develop relationships which will benefit USG technical agencies. In some cases, agencies send Fellows to countries not already covered by traditional S&T agreements. As a result, the Fellows often provide important first contacts to new institutional linkages with counterpart entities, assisting USG agencies in fulfilling their research and development responsibilities.

The ESFP allows posts overseas access to high-level scientific advisory support to address S&T issues important to their missions, while simultaneously providing agency staff an opportunity for valuable international experience, training and networking.

For more information visit the website External Link


The convergence Idea Challenge

To encourage the next generation of scientists and engineers to pursue Convergence research, Nobel Laureate Phillip Sharp, MIT President Emerita Susan Hockfield, and Koch Institute Director Tyler Jacks are sponsoring an idea challenge.

Convergence research integrates the life sciences, physical sciences, information technology, social sciences, and engineering. This approach is used in a variety of fields including: digital health and health data, advanced medical devices, engineering the human immune system, designing new biomaterials, enhanced imaging at all scales, computational biology, and much more. The grand vision of Convergence is to create the next generation of cures and therapies in a time of constrained healthcare resources. This vision will be accomplished by forming relationships between sciences that are deeper than conventional collaboration and joining disciplines into a unified whole.

Challenge: Emerging researchers - graduate students, postdocs, startup founders, and DIY scientists - will submit a short 450-word essay explaining their Convergence idea and how it will improve human health. Each submission will be posted online to demonstrate the ingenuity and range of Convergence, create a community of scientists, and spark dialogue about the future of research. Entries will be judged on potential impact, creativity and innovation, and presentation.

Deadline: June 3 (Winners will be announced alongside the release of the report Convergence: The Future of Health in Washington D.C. on June 24). Submit your idea at: External Link

For more information: External Link


National academy of engineering: Engineering for you video contest

Have a Mega-Engineering Project that will benefit society? Participants will create and submit a 1- to 2-minute video focused on Mega-Engineering. Mega-engineering projects typically address important needs of large populations and/or societies, require teams working across countries and cultures on a solution, and involve at least three disciplines including engineering.  There are prizes.  Deadline is May 31

For more information: External Link


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