Essay contest Lasker and JCI

The Lasker Foundation announced a strategic three-year partnership with The Journal of Clinical Investigation (JCI) to amplify the voices of the next generation of science communicators on important topics in biomedical research. The new partnership commences immediately, with JCI set to publish the winning entries to the Lasker Essay Contest in the July 2023 edition. Essays will appear in JCI and on the Lasker Foundation website.

The Lasker Essay Contest

Since 2014, the Lasker Essay Contest has invited young biomedical scientists from around the world to discuss big questions in research.

The 2023 applicants addressed the following theme: Describe an unanticipated ethical issue you have encountered, or you have seen colleagues encounter, during your training and the strategies used to address it.

The Foundation is presently reviewing the essay submissions and will announce the winners in July in collaboration with JCI. In addition to the opportunity to be published in JCI, the selected winners will also receive a $5,000 stipend to use for educational expenses.