The GE and Science Prize for Young Life Scientists

The GE & Science Prize for Young Life Scientists has been established to provide support to scientists at the beginning of their careers, because Science/AAAS and GE Healthcare believe that such support is critical for continued scientific progress.

The prize will recognize outstanding graduate students in molecular biology from all regions of the world.

This international prize will be awarded for the outstanding thesis in the general area of molecular biology as described in a 1000-word essay.

The winning essay will be published in Science; essays of the regional award winners will appear in the online version of Science.


  • Entrants must have been awarded their Ph.D. between 1 January and 31 December.

  • Candidates for M.D./Ph.D. degrees are eligible to compete for the prize in either the year the Ph.D. is awarded or the year the final degree is awarded.

  • The research described in the entrant's thesis must be in the field of molecular biology as described above.

  • The prize will recognize only work that was performed while the entrant was a graduate student.

  • The prize will be awarded without regard to sex, race, or nationality.

  • Employees of GE, Science and AAAS, and their relatives are not eligible for the prize.

  • Materials may be submitted in English, French, German, Spanish, Japanese, or Chinese (Mandarin).


  • The judges may select up to three winners for each of the four geographic regions.

  • The number of prizes awarded to each region is at the discretion of the judging panel and will be based on the comparative quality of the submissions.

  • Total prizes will not exceed eight.

  • All regional winners will compete for the grand prize of US$25,000. The regional winners who do not receive the grand prize will be awarded US$5,000.

  • The grand prize essay will be published in Science, and essays of the regional winners will be published on the online version of Science.

    Deadline: 1st August.

    For more information and application, visit: The GE and Science Prize for Young Life Scientists Website

  • Scholarship 2018/19

    Undergraduate Scholarships,
    Masters Scholarships,
    PhD Scholarships,
    International Scholarships.