The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation
The "Research Challenge" Essay Contest

Thank you for your interest in the 2015 Lasker Foundation Essay Contest. Winners will be announced on Tuesday, June 23, 2015: please check our website on that date for the announcement!

Participants in this year's essay contest were asked to consider the most important fundamental mystery in biology today that, if unlocked by basic research, would yield the greatest dividends for human health.

Read the winning essays from the 2014 contest, on funding support to ensure the future of medical research.