The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists was established in 2013 as a collaboration between Science/AAAS and SciLifeLab. The prize rewards excellence amongst young researchers from around the world. It was created to recognize that global economic health is dependent upon a vibrant research community.
The 2020 prize winners are interviewed about their research, personal challenges, and passion for the work they do. Find out what motivates these exceptional young scientists and how they see their research developing in the future.
More about the prize
The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists prize is awarded annually to four young scientists for outstanding life science research for which he/she earned a doctoral degree in the previous two years. Each year, a grand prize winner is selected from the applicants to receive 30,000 USD in prize money. The three other category winners are awarded 10,000 USD each for their accomplishments. The grand prize-winning essay is published in Science and essays from the three category winners are published online.
In addition, all four winners are invited to Sweden in December to take part in a unique week of events in honor of science—with the opportunity to meet with leading researchers in their field. The annual award ceremony and banquet is held in the Grand Hôtel Hall of Mirrors in Stockholm, the original venue of the Nobel Prize banquet.