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.
Special shout out to the two cash winners and the five honorable mentions (listed below in alphabetical order)
$2K CASH PRIZE WINNERS:
University of Minnesota
Whitehead Institute of Biomedical Research - MIT
Amanda Tomie Ouchida
Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard
Boston Children's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Luciana Pádua Tavares
Brigham and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School
Maria Cecilia Campos Canesso
The Rockefeller University
New York University
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.
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Valid until April 30, 2021
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.
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