Dimensions Sciences in partnership with Silicon Valley’s Chapter of Grupo Mulheres Brasil and Pesquisadores Universitários Brasileiros (PUB) Chapters Boston (MA), New Haven (CT), and New York (NY/NJ) is calling for applications to the second edition of the ScientistA Award.
In this edition, this research Award will focus on funding women scientists from Brazil performing postdoctoral research in the US. We will provide at least 1 award of US$2,000 and up to 5 honorable mentions. The candidates must hold an active postdoctoral position in an academic or industry US research institution. We are specifically seeking highly motivated applicants from a diverse racial and socio-economic background working in projects focused on the Life or Medical Sciences field. The candidates will be evaluated based on scientific merit, innovation, and candidate profile.
Thank you to all phenomenal women that applied for this year's award! We had 43 applications that met the requirements and are currently under evaluation by our scientific body of volunteers.
Soon we will post updates on Keynote speaker, Career panel and much more. Stay tuned here and in our social media
UPDATE: The 2023 program is now closed for applications. Please check back next year.
Email submissions will not be considered.
Applications for the ScientistA Award open on Monday August 7th, 2023 at 9am EST. Deadline for applications will be on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 11:30PM EST. The Award Ceremony and networking event will take place hybrid on March 9th, 2024.
Complete RFA and application checklist available for download below.
Please send any questions to firstname.lastname@example.org
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!
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 specieso resist drought.
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.