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NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award

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Research is the vital expression of humankind’s most important qualities—curiosity and imagination—and is the basis for all knowledge and discovery. To answer fundamental research questions, enable discoveries, and advance human progress, we must engage innovative, unconventional approaches. But employing unconventional approaches in science is risky at best, even more so for early-career researchers. Research conducted by a postdoctoral student often determines the trajectory of their academic career; the opportunity to pursue high-risk questions at this stage is rare, and failures can quickly stifle career prospects. It is therefore imperative that promising young researchers receive support at this crucial phase.

To extend this critical support to early-career scientists, the NOMIS Foundation and Science/AAAS established a partnership in the form of the NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award. Recognizing bold early-career researchers who ask fundamental questions at the intersection of the social and life sciences, the NOMIS & Science Award is granted to scientists who conduct research with an enthusiasm that catalyzes cross-disciplinary collaboration and who take risks to creatively address relevant and exciting questions.

More details, including eligibility and application procedures, can be found at www.science.org/nomis.

 

Assistant professor
Princeton University
Postdoctoral research fellow
University of South Australia
Assistant professor of medicine
Yale University
Assistant professor
Berkeley, University of California
Postdoctoral researcher
Geneva University Neurocenter
Postdoctoral fellow
Harvard University
Research fellow
Harvard University
Assistant professor
Wharton, University of Pennsylvania
November 9, 2023
Science/AAAS and the NOMIS Foundation have announced the winners of the 2023 NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award, which recognizes bold early-career researchers who ask fundamental questions at the intersection […]
May 11, 2023
Recognizing young research talent, the 2022 NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award was presented to grand prize winner Bill Thompson and finalists Célia Lacaux and Stephen Kissler at a ceremony […]
March 2, 2023
Applications are now being accepted for the 2023 NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award. The award, established by Science/AAAS and NOMIS, recognizes bold early-career researchers with an MD, PhD or MD/PhD who ask fundamental […]
November 12, 2022
For his research on emerging experimental methods that combine cognitive-behavioral studies with machine learning algorithms to trace how knowledge is transmitted between people, William (Bill) Thompson is the winner of […]
May 16, 2022
The winners of the 2021 NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award, Dean Knox and Geoffrey Supran, were presented with their awards at a ceremony on Thursday, May 5, 2022, at […]
March 28, 2022
Science has announced that applications are now being accepted for the 2022 NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award. The award, established last year by Science/AAAS and NOMIS, recognizes bold early-career […]
November 4, 2021
Dean Knox and Geoffrey Supran have been awarded the 2021 NOMIS & Science Young Explorer Award. Launched earlier this year by the NOMIS Foundation and Science/AAAS, the prize recognizes outstanding research […]
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 […]