Focus area: Rare Disease
Internal Deadline for Complete Submissions of Nominations: 12 November 2019
Two awards, $200, 000 each
Complete nominations and queries to email@example.com
The Innovators in Science Award, managed by the New York Academy of Sciences and sponsored by Takeda Pharmaceuticals, recognizes a promising early-career scientist's and an outstanding senior scientist's contributions to biomedical science and is intended to support their commitment to innovative research. The 2020 Innovators in Science Award area of focus is Rare Disease. Candidates will be required to select one primary disease category that best represents the focus area of their research.
Takeda Pharmaceuticals and the New York Academy of Sciences would like to draw attention to the urgent needs of patients worldwide affected by an estimated 7,000 rare diseases. The 2020 Innovators in Science Award will recognize scientists from around the globe for their exceptional research in Rare Diseases.
Please note that individuals in receipt of current or prior research support from Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, or its affiliates, are not eligible for nomination. General support from Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited, or its affiliates, for a nominee’s institution/organization or laboratory (including donation or general funding) does not constitute a Conflict of Interest.
Early Career Scientists
The nominee must:
- Have been engaged in active research for 10 years or less since gaining their doctorate degree or equivalent
- Hold a doctorate degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.).
- Currently hold a junior level post-doctoral or faculty position
- Have made impactful research contributions and show exceptional promise for significant future achievement in the Award field.
Early career nominees who have taken a leave of absence during this 10-year period can qualify for an extension of the eligibility timeframe.
The nominee must:
- Have been engaged in active research for a length of time of more than 10 years (11 years or longer) since gaining their doctorate degree or equivalent.
- Hold a doctorate degree (PhD, DPhil, MD, DDS, DVM, etc.)
- Currently hold a senior level faculty position
- Have made multiple, extensive, and impactful research contributions to advance the Award field
• Nominator’s Rationale for Nomination (200 words)
• Nominee’s Curriculum Vitae (4 pages)
• Nominee’s Research Summary (1,000 words)
• Nominee’s Future Research Plan (500 words; Early-Career Scientist only)
• Full-text publications and/or patents representing the nominee’s work (up to 4)
• Names and email addresses for two Letter of Support writers
Early-Career Scientists and Senior Scientists will be evaluated according to the following criteria:
• Quality: The work is reliable, valid, credible, and scientifically rigorous
• Impact: The work represents a significant contribution in basic, translational, or clinical research that has impacted, or has strong potential to impact, human health through the diagnosis, treatment, or prevention of disease.
• Novelty: The work challenges existing paradigms, employs innovative methodologies or concepts, and/or pursues an original question.
Early-Career Scientists will be evaluated on the extent to which the nominee has made innovative research contributions and shows exceptional promise for significant future achievement in the Award field.
Senior Scientists will be evaluated on the extent to which the nominee has made impactful research contributions and future prospects for further significant contributions in the Award field.
Nominations and Selection Process
Only complete and eligible nominations must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 November 2019
UCT will nominate up to two (2) individuals per award, one (1) Early-Career Scientist and one (1) Senior Scientist (as per funder’s requirements).
More information: https://www.nyas.org/awards/innovators-in-science-award/