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Young Scientist Seminars

The Young Scientist Seminars (YSS) is a video series produced by iBiology that features early-career scientists giving talks about their research and discoveries. As with all iBiology videos, the YSS videos are freely available online and widely viewed by an international audience of students, scientists, educators, and the public. Speakers in the YSS series must apply by December 17, 2018 (11:59pm PT) to be selected.


  • Winners will receive an all-expenses paid trip to the University of California, San Francisco (late Spring 2019, exact date TBD), where they will attend a multi-day science communication workshop led by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, in collaboration with iBiology. During the workshop, they will make improvements to their 30-minute research talks.
  • At the end of the workshop week, winners will record their improved 30-minute research talks in iBiology's green screen studio. Studio-recorded talks will be posted on the iBiology website as part of a the Young Scientist Seminars.
  • Receive a $500 honorarium.

This is a unique opportunity for young scientists to develop their communication skills and showcase their work!

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The Young Scientist Seminars are funded by the Albert and Mary Lasker Foundation, which accelerates support for medical research through recognition of scientific excellence, public education, and advocacy. The Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science leads the training for the four winners, in collaboration with iBiology.

Application Procedures

Please visit the iBiology website for application procedures.

Eligibility Requirements

Please visit the iBiology website for eligibility criteria.

Evaluation Criteria

Please visit the iBiology website for evaluation criteria.


Annual Value

$500 USD, plus all-expenses paid trip to University of California, San Francisco