Lasker Student Essay Contest

December 13, 2021

The contest is open to medical school students, interns, residents, and fellows; doctoral students and postdoctoral fellows in biomedical sciences; and graduate students in public health or other health profession programs. All applicants must be currently participating in an education program. Essays must be submitted in English, with no more than 800 words.


The contest recognizes the next generation of science communicators and engages young scientists and clinicians from around the world in a discussion about big questions in biology and medicine and the role of biomedical research in our society today. The Contest aims to build communication skills – to convey important medical and scientific issues to broad audiences. Information on past winners is available here. Winners receive $5,000 to be used for educational expenses.


Further information available here