Briefings

2016 Vilcek Prizes for Creative Promise in Biomedical Science

The Creative Promise Prizes are awarded to young immigrants who have demonstrated exceptional achievement early in their careers. This year, we are accepting applications in the categories of fine arts and biomedical science.

In the fine arts, immigrant artists across all media (who are not currently full-time students) are eligible to apply. In biomedical science, we seek foreign-born candidates who have earned a doctoral degree and who hold an independent, full-time position in a research or academic setting. All applicants must have been born overseas and be no older than 38 years old on December 31, 2016.

Three prizes are awarded in each category, and each prize includes a $50,000 unrestricted cash award. Visit the website for details, and help us spread the word! Deadline: June 10, 2016.

 

RFS Briefings - March 2015

 Our March 2015 issue of RFS Briefings has some timely and encouraging updates on women in science. Of note in particular:

The director of the National Science Foundation, France A. Córdova, is devising strategies to boost women in science. See recent interview here.
Jennifer A. Doudna, Ph.D., a speaker at our RFS 2014 Board Meeting in Washington, DC, is the inventor of a new genome-editing technique and is the lead author of an article calling for a worldwide moratorium on the use of the new method, to give scientists, ethicists and the public time to fully understand the issues surrounding the breakthrough.
Click here to access the most recent issue of RFS Briefings

Please continue to share important news and opportunities with us so that we may share it with you, and others who are committed to supporting the careers of exceptional women in science. Email us at [email protected].

 

"They Saw that We Were in Love with Science"

"They Saw that We Were in Love with Science"

Listen to May-Britt Moser, one of few female Medicine Laureates, describing her life and work, and the pure joy of exploring the connection between behavior and the brain.

Nobel Prize Talks: May-Britt Moser

 
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