Dimensions Sciences in partnership with Silicon Valley’s Chapter of Grupo Mulheres Brasil is calling for applications to the first edition of the ScientistA Award.
This Award honors women scientists from Brazil performing research in the US. We are targeting early career professionals. The candidates must hold an active postdoctoral position or equivalent at either academia or industry in the US.
The award comes with a one-time cash prize of $2,000 for the winner and up to 5 honorable mentions. The candidates will be evaluated based on scientific merit, innovation, and candidate profile.
We are specifically seeking highly motivated applicants from a diverse racial and socio-economic background working in projects focused on life sciences and healthcare.
Izabella Pena PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow at the Whitehead Institute
She investigates which chemicals build up in lysosomes in Huntington's Disease, a neurodegenerative disease.
Clarissa Fontes PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Minnesota
She investigates the capacity of oak species to resist drought.
This award benefits inclusion of women in science and promotes international research exchange between the US and Brazil. By honoring women in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) fields we hope to build more diverse community in the US and internationally.
Congratulations to ALL 50 Candidates!
Special shout out to the two cash winners and the five honorable mentions (listed below in alphabetical order)
$2K CASH PRIZE WINNERS:
Clarissa Fontes University of Minnesota Izabella Pena Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research - MIT
Amanda Tomie OuchidaBroad Institute of MIT and Harvard Caroline JunqueiraBoston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Luciana Pádua Tavares Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Maria Cecilia Campos CanessoThe Rockefeller University Mirella AltoéNew York University
Fifty applications were considered and they represent 16 states in the United States! We are so proud to promote the inclusion of Latina scientists, as well as international research exchange between the US and Brazil! By honoring brilliant Latinas working all over the US, we are building a more diverse community in the US and internationally.
We believe the Dimensions Sciences community is a powerful force for good, and we are proud of how it's growing everyday! The ScientistA Award has strengthen our community, and we couldn't be happier to have these brilliant scientists be part of it! Thank you, ScientistAs!
Congratulations to James Young who generously donated to Dimensions Sciences and won a 12-month membership to Master Class, the popular streaming platform where you can learn from over 100+ instructors across 11 categories.
Notice changes to the call for applications!
NEW Application deadline extended to March 19, 2021 at midnight.
NEW Inclusion of eligibility of MD performing research as postdoctoral or equivalent in the US.
Email submissions will not be considered.
Please send your questions to firstname.lastname@example.org