Deadline for Lasker essay contest is April 11

The Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation is now accepting submissions for its annual essay contest. Contestants must submit their 800-word pieces about how to get young people interested in science by April 11.

The contest is open to med students, intern, residents, graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in the health sciences.

The first-place winner will get $10,000 and a trip to New York to see the 2019 Lasker Award winners. The second-place winner gets $5,000, and the third-place winner gets $2,500. The prize money has to be used for educational expenses.

Here’s the official prompt:

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

See the guidelines.

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