Eric S. Lander and Stuart L. Schreiber Awards in Scientific Excellence

The Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard is pleased to announce a new fellowship opportunity for Trainees. In 2019, members of the Broad community—including current and former trainees and mentees—conceived of and established the annual Eric S. Lander and Stuart L. Schreiber Awards in Scientific Excellence in honor and gratitude for their vision and leadership in founding the Broad Institute, their creation of a culture in which the next generation is empowered to pursue scientific excellence, and their mentorship, especially of early-career women in science. These awards are given to an outstanding mentored scientist, postdoctoral fellow or graduate student, at the Broad Institute, who demonstrate first and foremost scientific excellence, reflective of the highest scientific standards of Eric and Stuart, as well as a commitment to promoting women in science as shown through the awardee’s own example as an accomplished woman scientist or through mentorship and championing of women’s scientific careers.

The Eric S. Lander and Stuart L. Schreiber Awards are seeking applicants who are currently affiliated with the Broad Institute as a graduate student, postdoc, or equivalent mentored role (e.g., mentored MD/PhD) at the time of the application and award. Applicants’ research must be related to research activities at the Broad Institute.

The successful recipients will be invited to present their research at the 2021 Broad Retreat, where they will be recognized with a commemorative scientific excellence award and an accompanying $1,000 prize. Winners will also be invited to participate in a Broad-sponsored leadership development program and will serve on the award selection committee the following year. 

Full Applications Details can be found in the linked RFA.