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  • Academy Events

  • Interstellar Initiative

    March 17 - 19, 2017
    The New York Academy of Sciences

    Presented by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development and the New York Academy of Sciences

    The Interstellar Initiative — presented jointly by the Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development and the New York Academy of Sciences — will recognize the world's most promising Early Career Investigators in the fields of cancer, regenerative medicine, and neuroscience. Individuals accepted into the Interstellar Initiative will participate in a three-day conference at the New York Academy of Sciences from March 17–19, 2017, where they will be grouped within teams of three and asked to propose a solution to a major research question, guided by mentors who are at the peak of their respective disciplines.

    Early Career Investigators will be expected to present the solutions developed within their teams at the conference. Top teams will be recognized with an award at the close of the event. All teams will receive funding to further enhance these proposals, leading up to a second workshop, on August 1–2, 2017. Proposals will be further refined at this August workshop and prepared for submission to international funding agencies.

    This is a remarkable opportunity for Early Career Investigators to: (i) receive expert guidance from leading senior scientists on the preparation of a compelling research proposal; (ii) network with exceptional researchers from around the world; and (iii) build international research collaborations.

    The application period for the "Interstellar Initiative" workshop has ended.

    Important Dates

    March 17–19, 2017: "Interstellar Initiative" conference convenes in New York City.

    August 1–2, 2017: Follow up workshop convenes in New York City.

    Questions

    For more information, please email Dr. Alison Carley at acarley@nyas.org.


    Presented by

    • The Japan Agency for Medical Research and Development
    • The New York Academy of Sciences
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