Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology

Funding Agency:
American Association for the Advancement of Science

The Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology focuses on transformative research in human immunology, with trans-disease applications to accelerate vaccine and immunotherapeutic discovery. This international prize is intended to encourage and support young investigators from a wide range of disciplines, including computer science, artificial intelligence/machine learning, protein engineering, nanotechnology, genomics, parasitology and tropical medicine, neurodegenerative diseases, and gene editing, who apply their expertise to perform research that has a lasting impact on vaccine and immunotherapy. The prize will be awarded annually to one young scientist based on work done in the past 3 years.

The winner of the Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology is awarded US$30,000 and publication of his or her essay in Science. The essay and those of the finalists are also published on Science Online.

Deadline: Oct. 1, 2023

Agency Website

Eligibility Requirements

  • Awards are for research conducted in the past 3 years

  • Judged on Science editorial standards and potential long-term impact

  • Researchers 35 years of age and under are eligible

Amount Description

  • One $30,000 grand prize with an essay printed in Science and two $10,000 finalist awards with essays published in Science Online

Funding Type



Junior Faculty


Engineering and Physical Sciences
Medical - Basic Science
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational

External Deadline

October 1, 2023