Now returning for a third year, the Ben Barres Spotlight Awards aim to help address that inequality by providing funds and visibility to researchers from groups that are underrepresented in biology and medicine or from countries with limited research funding.
Named in memory of our late colleague, transgender researcher and fervent advocate for equality in science, this year’s awards are our most inclusive to date. For 2021, researchers of all career stages are eligible to apply based on their country of work, disability, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation or socioeconomic background. To show our support for researchers who have embraced new ways of publishing and reviewing research, the awards are, for the first time, also open to authors of refereed preprints with publicly available reviews in addition to eLife authors.
A distinct feature of this funding scheme is that we do not prescribe how the funds should be spent. Instead we invite applicants to tell us how the award would make the biggest difference to their research or career. This year the total budget has been increased to $60,000, and applicants can apply for individual awards of up to $6,000.
Research - Masters & PhD
Applicants must be:
Eligible Citizens : Citizens of the World
Available awards and application process
Awards of up to $6,000 (USD) will be granted to assist researchers from groups that are underrepresented in biology and medicine or from countries with limited research funding (as indicated in the eligibility criteria above) until the budget of $60,000 is distributed.
We aim to select ten winners. We may offer more awards if not all applicants request the maximum amount. We may also decide to offer fewer awards of the maximum prize in order to provide runner-up awards of a lesser value to a greater number of applicants.
Awards will be made for research in any area of the life sciences and biomedicine covered by the eLife journal.
eLife does not specify the purpose of the awards. We simply invite candidates to explain their requirements and describe how the money, if granted, will support a major improvement in their work. Applicants also need to provide a high-level budget for their proposed expenses under the award.
For more information on the Scholarship Awards and its application process, visit the apply now link below
Apply Now or visit : Official Website
Scholarship deadline : The application deadline is Tuesday, October 12, 2021.
We reserve three weeks (15 working days) for the decision-making process once reviewing has begun. Once the decisions are made, all applicants will be duly notified by email with the result.
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