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.
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.
Deadline for submitting essays is Monday, April 3, 2017. For more information, including eligibility, prizes, and to learn about previous winners, visit the Lasker Essay Contest website.