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HUMAN FRONTIER SCIENCE PROGRAM (HFSP) CALL FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE 2014 HFSP NAKASONE AWARD
As seen in the 22 February issue of Science:
In keeping with its mission to promote innovative international research, HFSP invites nominations for the 2014 Nakasone Award which honors ground-breaking contributions in the life sciences. Typically these will be breakthroughs in understanding the complex mechanisms of living organisms that have important consequences for scientists throughout the world. Experimental, conceptual and technological contributions are eligible. This award recognizes the vision of former Prime Minister Nakasone of Japan in the creation of HFSP.
The winner of the 2013 award was Stephen Quake of Stanford University, USA, for pioneering work that advanced biological measuring techniques.
The competition is open; it is not limited to HFSP awardees and there is no age limit for candidates. However the jury will pay particular attention to recent breakthroughs by younger scientists. Nominations should be made before 5 April 2013 by submitting the standard one-page nomination form and the nominee's CV (see the HFSP website for more information). The selection will be made by the HFSP Council of Scientists at its meeting in July 2013.
The awardee will receive an unrestricted research grant of 10.000 USD, a commemorative medal and an invitation to deliver the Nakasone lecture at the 2014 HFSP Awardees Meeting.
HFSP, 12 quai Saint-Jean, 67080 STRASBOURG Cedex, France,
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