How to apply

Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

Applicants will submit a 1000-word essay that is judged by an independent editorial team organized by the journal Science. Essays are assessed on the quality of research and the applicants’ ability to articulate how their work would contribute to their scientific field.

Who can apply

Entrants for the 2023 prize must have received their Ph.D. between January 1, 2021 and December 31, 2022. As a rule, we will only accept submissions once within this time period


  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Genomics, Proteomics and Systems Biology Approaches
  • Ecology and​ Environment
  • Molecular Medicine

For more information about the rules of eligibility, entry procedures and selection of winners head to the Science website.