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Rules of Eligibility

Entrants must have finished their PhD-level education within the last 10 years and must hold an M.D., Ph.D., D.V.M., Pharm.D., or combination of these degrees at the time of entry. If the applicant has more than one advanced degree, the 10 years are counted from the date that all degrees were completed in the case of uninterrupted training, such as a dual degree M.D.-Ph.D. program. 

The Grand Prize Winner Receives:
The Grand Prize winner will be awarded a cash prize of $25,000 US, and be provided travel and accomodation for the awards ceremony, if applicable.  As well, they will receive a 5 year digital subscription to Science, and have their winning essay published in Science, both in print and online.

Runner(s) Up Receives:
Up to two runner(s) up will receive $10,000 US, and be provided travel and accomodation for the awards ceremony, if applicable. As well, they will receive a 5 year digital subscription to Science, and thier essay will be published in Science online.

The selected Grand Prize winner and Runners-Up will have an opportunity to be teamed up with the business development team for evaluation of their eligibility for any BII programmes. If eligible, they will receive assistance for submission of a proposal to BII. All processes, rules and policies related to such programmes and all obligations
related to selection and granting thereof are the sole responsibility of BII.

Deadline for Submissions: November 1, 2022