NOMIS and Science/AAAS launch Young Explorer Award

February 22, 2021

The NOMIS Foundation and Science/AAAS have launched a new award for young talent. Through the NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award, the editors of Science and NOMIS wish to recognize bold young researchers with an MD, PhD or MD/PhD who ask fundamental questions at the intersection of the social and life sciences. It is awarded to scientists who conduct research with an enthusiasm that catalyzes cross-disciplinary collaboration and who take risks to creatively address relevant and exciting questions.

Successful applicants will have made significant advances in applying information or techniques developed in one domain to address questions in another—for example, methods to investigate problems of causal inference, understand complex networks or perform image recognition have been developed in both social science and life science contexts.

The award is presented for outstanding research performed by the applicant as described in a 1,000-word essay. Award winners will receive a cash prize and their essay submissions will be published in Science. They will also be invited to share their ideas with leading scientists in their respective fields at an award ceremony and to present their research to the NOMIS Board of Directors for future funding.

More details, including eligibility and application procedures, can be found at

About Science/AAAS

The American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) is the world’s largest general scientific society, and publisher of the journals ScienceScience Translational MedicineScience SignalingScience Advances, Science Immunology, and Science Robotics. AAAS was founded in 1848, and includes some 254 affiliated societies and academies of science, serving 10 million individuals. Science, founded by Thomas Edison, has the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general science journal in the world, with an estimated total readership of more than 400,000.

The nonprofit AAAS——is open to all and fulfills its mission to “advance science and serve society” through initiatives in science policy, international programs, science education, and more. Science‘s daily online news is always free to the public, as are editorials, any paper with broad public health significance, and all research articles 12 months after publication. Science further participates in various efforts to provide free access for scientists in the world’s poorest countries.