The 2021 Lasker Awards


Truly creative works of science and art produce unexpected and surprising results–just like the punch line of a good joke that generates an unfamiliar twist on a familiar idea. Surprise stimulates curiosity, which triggers a search to reveal the mystery of things unknown…

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November 1: Accepting Nominations for the 2022 Lasker Awards

February 7, 2022: Deadline for submitting nominations

February 9, 2022: Essay Contest opens

March 30, 2022: Essay Contest submission deadline