Essay contest for students and fellows from the Lasker Foundation

The Lasker Foundation seeks original, 1000-word essays from students and fellows that discuss innovative ways to build support and ensure funding for medical research. First prize is $10,000 and a trip to New York to meet the 2014 Lasker Award Winners. Second and third prize winners will receive $5,000 and $2,000, respectively. 

Who is eligible: Medical school students and fellows; doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in biomedical research; graduate students in public health programs; or graduate students in other health professions programs (e.g., nursing, pharmacy, physician assistant). Open to students at accredited U.S. medical schools, research universities, or health professions programs.

Submissions are due August 8, 2014 by 12 p.m. EDT via an online form.