BII & Science Prize for Innovation

Funding Agency:
American Association for the Advancement of Science

Behind every life-changing solution is an entrepreneurial scientist – a creative mind who proved an idea in the lab and dared to carry it out in the world.

To encourage more scientists to translate their research, BioInnovation Institute (BII) and Science collaborate to host an annual award. Through the BioInnovation Institute & Science Prize for Innovation, the editors of Science seek to recognize bold researchers who are asking fundamental questions at the intersection of the life sciences and entrepreneurship.

Our three winners will have their essays published in Science and will be invited into BII’s entrepreneurial ecosystem. In addition, the Grand Prize winner will receive a prize of USD 25,000 and each runner-up will receive USD 10,000 at a grand award ceremony in Copenhagen, Denmark.

Deadline: Nov. 1, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

Applicants must have completed a PhD, an M.D, or a Ph.D/M.D. in the last 10 years.

Funding Type



Junior Faculty
Post Doctoral Fellows


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Environmental & Life Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

November 1, 2023