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Engineering Biology in Cambridge


Now in its 6th year, the Interstellar Initiative is an extraordinary opportunity for early career scientists to grow professionally by working on a proposal for a challenging basic science research issue. Selected scientists will participate in a 3-day workshop in New York City from September 13-15, 2023, with travel expenses covered by AMED.

Here is a flyer for more information:

The Interstellar Initiative provides an opportunity for a young scientist to:

  1. Grow their professional network
  2. Strengthen their collaborative skills by working with others
  3. Learn how to develop a stress-tested proposal with seasoned mentors
  4. Be recognized as a select alumnus of this prestigious program

To be eligible, an applicant should have the following:

  1. Doctoral degree awarded no later than 2013 and ten years or less of active research experience
  2. An independent, tenure-track position or an equivalent title at a university, private research institution, academic medical center, or government laboratory
  3. Be proficient in spoken and written English for the purpose of professional science communication
  4. Have never participated in previous Interstellar Initiative workshops.
  5. A background in one of the four broad categories of biomedical sciences, life sciences, physical/natural sciences, and biotechnology/analytical technology

For more than 200 years, the Academy has advanced the work of scientists. I hope you'll help us develop the scientists of tomorrow by spreading the word about this amazing opportunity.