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The 2019 Essay Contest


Essay Topic:  Outline an educational strategy that will increase interest in biomedical sciences among young men and women.

We invite you to submit an essay of 800 words or less, written in English. Figures and references are not required but applicants are welcome to include one image (uploaded separately) and up to 10 references (at the end of the text body) with their essay. References are not counted towards the 800 word limit.

The deadline to submit all materials is April 11, 2019, 5pm US Eastern daylight time. Winners will be announced early July.

Essays longer than 800 words or essays that are not written in English will not be considered.  See eligibility criteria.

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(If in the United States)
Essay must be 800 words or less.
At the top of the essay please include your Name, Institution and Email.
Valid attachment types: pdf, txt, doc, docx, jpg
Max size per file: 1 MB
Max combined file size: 2 MB

Terms and conditions

By submitting my essay, I signify that I agree to the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation Essay Contest terms and conditions:

  1. I grant the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation permission to publish all or parts of my essay on their website and in other venues to promote the Lasker Foundation's Essay Contest.
  2. I signify that I am the sole author of this essay, that all sources of information have been properly acknowledged, and that it has not been published elsewhere.