In 2014 the American Society for Cell Biology, in collaboration with Beckman Coulter Life Sciences, is awarding three cash prizes ($5,000, $3,000, and $1,000) to honor academic excellence in graduate student research. Seven other finalists will receive travel awards to attend the ASCB/IFCB Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, December 6-10. Six of the top 10 finalists will also be invited to speak at a minisymposium supported by Beckman Coulter at the Annual Meeting. And the first place Kaluza winner will be invited to speak at Beckman Coulter in 2015 at an annual technical summit featuring the top leadership of Beckman Coulter and innovative scientists from across the Danaher scientific companies.
All entrants in the competition must be ASCB members who are current graduate students or researchers who received their PhD within two years of this year's application deadline of July 31, 2014. Both U.S. and international scientists are welcome to apply. 2013 applicants who are still within the time window of eligibility may enter again. Not an ASCB member? Graduate students can join ASCB for $42 and postdocs for $66.
It’s an easy application process! Applicants must submit a one-page essay describing their research accomplishments (maximum 600 words), plus a CV in one combined PDF at http://ar.ascb.org/kaluza/kaluza.cfm. Questions? Contact Thea Clarke.