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Life Sciences Awards - #85.104

In public/private partnership with the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, the Foundation will present seven Life Sciences Awards to U.S. citizens permitted by their employer or any other relevant authority to accept a monetary award bestowed by the Christopher Columbus Fellowship Foundation, a Federal government agency. Seven monetary awards will be presented as follows: one $25,000 award to an adult scientist with an additional $25,000 for research; three $10,000 awards to current secondary school educators; and three $5,000 awards to current secondary school students in biology, chemistry or other life sciences course who are judged to exemplify excellence in life sciences. Chairmen's Distinguished Life Sciences Award The $25,000 Chairmen's Distinguished Life Sciences Award will be presented to an adult scientist who is making or has recently made a significant and positive contribution related to developing a 'cutting edge' innovation in the field of life sciences. In addition, $25,000 in research funds will be presented to be used to hire a graduate student to assist with the research or the funds may be used toward the research itself. In order to receive the research funds, a comprehensive outline on the research project must be submitted and approved by the Foundation. Life Sciences Educator Awards Three $10,000 Life Sciences Educator Awards will be presented to current secondary school educators, with at least five years of teaching experience, and who are making or have recently made significant and positive contribution related to promoting the study of life sciences to students. Life Sciences Student Awards Three $5,000 Life Sciences Student Awards will be presented to current secondary school students who are making or have recently made significant and positive contributions related to the study of Biology, Chemistry and other life science courses.




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