Nominations for prizes for distinguished achievement awarded jointly by the Foundation for Polish Science and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) to Polish/American research pairs must be submitted by the end of December. Each of the winners will receive an award of $5,000.
We would like to invite members of the Polish and U.S. scientific communities holding a doctoral degree as well as anyone involved in scientific research administration at organizations that conduct research in a continuous manner (including companies) to submit nominees for this award. The award may be granted for remarkable scientific achievements in any field of research (except the arts). Self-nominations shall be also considered.
The first competition saw 55 nominations all of which represented a very high standard. World-renowned scientists – Prof. Mariusz Jaskólski of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland, and Dr. Alexander Wlodawer of the National Cancer Institute, USA – were the first winners of the Poland–U. S. Science Award. The Jaskólski – Wlodawer team received it for structural studies on proteins of medical relevance, which have contributed to the development of new therapies to cure human diseases, such as AIDS or leukemia in children.
The competition will be judged by a jury appointed jointly by the FNP and the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS).
The Polish-American Scientific Award is the joint FNP and AAAS project. It is the intention of both organizations to support and promote exceptional research achievements resulting from Polish-American scientific cooperation.
The deadline for submitting nominations in the second competition is 31 December 2015.