Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology


The Michelson Philanthropies & Science Prize for Immunology from Science and Michelson Philanthropies is an international prize that supports research in human immunology with trans-disease applications. The prize focuses on accelerating vaccine and immunotherapeutic discovery and recognizes young investigators from a wide range of disciplines:

  • Computer science
  • Artificial intelligence/Machine learning
  • Protein engineering
  • Nanotechnology
  • Genomics
  • Parasitology
  • Tropical medicine
  • Neurodegenerative diseases
  • Gene editing

Applicants must not be older than 35 years of age and must hold an M.D., PhD., or M.D./Ph.D. at the time of entry. Applicants must submit an essay describing their thesis work in one of the qualified categories. The prize money is 30,000 USD for the grand prize winner and 10,000 USD for the runner-up.

The deadline for applications is October 1, 2023.

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10,000 - 30,000 USD
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Full application due:
October 1, 2023

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