Rising Scientists Awards 2022 by Child Mind Institute

Opportunity Detail

  • Language Requirement Not required
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Eligible Region/Countries
    United States
  • Medium of Instruction English
  • Opportunity ID 41096
  • Funding Type Partially Funded
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Opportunity Description

The Rising Scientist Awards by Child Mind Institute are now accepting applications. The Rising Scientist Awards are granted annually to excellent high school students who demonstrate extraordinary promise in research fields connected to mental health and are sponsored in collaboration with Hunter College. High school educators are invited to nominate individuals for this prize who will be entering their senior year in the fall of 2022. On October 4, 2022, awards will be handed out during the biennial On the Shoulders of Giants scientific symposium.

Organized by: Child Mind Institute
In collaboration with: Hunter College
Application Deadline: July 5, 2022
Winner Announcement: August 2022
Awarding Ceremony: October 4, 2022

Award & Benefits:

  • A $2,000 scholarship for college fees for each Rising Scientist
  • The chance to present his or her findings at the Child Mind Institute’s annual On the Shoulders of Giants Scientific Symposium, which attracts world-renowned scientists (to be held virtually on October 4, 2022)
  • Following the conference, VIP visitors, including the Child Mind Institute’s Sarah Gund Distinguished Scientist, will be honored during an awards ceremony. Margaret McCarthy, Ph.D., Chair of the Department of Pharmacology and Director of the University of Maryland School of Medicine’s Program in Neuroscience (PIN), has been named the Distinguished Scientist Awardee for 2022.
  • Invitations to a unique educational event with representatives from the Child Mind Institute’s research programs and the opportunity to spend a day shadowing a Child Mind Institute researcher.
  • Publicity via national press releases, on childmind.org, and social media.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Students in high school who demonstrate promise in the disciplines of mental health research, neuroscience, or biomedical engineering are eligible to apply.
  • A student must demonstrate the following qualities to be considered for the Rising Scientist Awards:
    • Outstanding interest and achievement in psychology, neuroscience, or biomedical engineering research
    • Strong academic performance in science courses
    • Participation in related extracurricular activities
    • Scientific studies or independent research in one of the three focus areas.

Who can submit a nomination?

Only school faculty members are eligible to submit nominations.

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Are there any restrictions on how the scholarship for the Rising Scientist Awards can be used?

Yes. The Rising Scientist Awards scholarship must be utilized for educational expenses at any US college or university (i.e., charges related to college or university tuition and fees, school supplies, equipment, or books).

Required Documents:

  • Student’s Transcript

Educators are encouraged to provide resources highlighting the nominee’s relevant accomplishments, such as research papers, lectures, or publications. Additional supporting materials can be emailed to [email protected] or linked to the nomination form’s dedicated space.

How to submit a nomination for the Rising Scientists Awards?

Candidates are nominated during their junior year of high school, and the winners are honored during their senior year. Nominations can be submitted through the online nomination form linked below.

After submitting a nomination, the student must fill out a quick form with background information and at least one work example. This request will be forwarded to the email address provided by the student in the nomination form

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For further information about the Rising Scientists Awards, please visit Child Mind Institute’s website.

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