The Lasker Foundation has launched an essay contest in support of health research.
First prize is $10,000 and an opportunity to meet with the 2014 Lasker Award winners. There are second and third prizes of $5,000 ad $2,000 respectively.
The Foundation seeks essays of 1000 words or less on innovative ways to build support and ensure funding for health research.
Eligibility requirements: 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) at U.S. accredited institutions.
Deadline for submitting essays is Friday, August 8th. For more information: http://laskerfoundation.org/programs/contest.htm