The Foundation for Polish Science together with the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) are launching the competition for their award promoting Polish-American scientific cooperation. The Polish-American Scientific Award will be granted to two researchers, one from Poland and one from the United States, for joint outstanding scientific achievements. The winners will receive $5,000 each.
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). The deadline for submitting nominations is 31 December 2015. 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 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.