Wednesday, May 31, 2017
Institute Contact: Gail Spatt, firstname.lastname@example.org, or 404.385.8334
Sponsor Website: http://breakthroughprizeinlifesciences.org/
The Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences recognizes excellence in research aimed at curing intractable diseases and extending human life. The prize is administered by the Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences Foundation, a not-for-profit corporation dedicated to advancing breakthrough research, celebrating scientists and generating excitement about the pursuit of science as a career. The sponsors fund 6 annual prizes, of US$3 million each, for past achievements in the field of life sciences with the aim of providing the recipients with more freedom and opportunity to pursue even greater future accomplishments.
Each year’s prize winners will join the Selection Committee for future awardees. One of the distinguishing characteristics of the Breakthrough Prize will be a transparent selection process, in which anyone will be able to nominate a candidate online for consideration. All Breakthrough Prize recipients will be invited to present public talks targeting a general audience. These lectures, together with supporting materials, will be made available to the public, allowing everyone to keep abreast of the latest developments in life sciences, guided by contemporary masters of the field.
The Prizes are given annually by the Foundation for accomplishments in life sciences broadly defined.
Up to six annual Breakthrough Prizes in Life Sciences – US$3,000,000 each.
Should recognize major achievements, with special attention to recent developments;
No age restrictions;
Can be received more than once.
Anyone can nominate a candidate online.