February 24, 2024

Bioethicists: get rich quick!

Apply for the Dan David prize

Bioethics is a career in which financial rewards do not figure prominently. However, if you have made significant contributions to the fieild, here’s your chance to win US$1 million. One of the three 2018 Dan David Prizes will be awarded to “an outstanding individual or organization in any field of the humanities or social sciences who have transformed our understanding of the moral and ethical significance of biological and medical innovations in our times.”

The Dan David Prize is an unusual, but lucrative, prize headquartered at Tel Aviv University which promotes “innovative and interdisciplinary research that cuts across traditional boundaries and paradigms. It aims to foster universal values of excellence, creativity, justice, democracy and progress and to promote the scientific, technological and humanistic achievements that advance and improve our world.”

It is awarded in three different time dimensions: past, present and future. Each year features different topics. The 2018 prize for the “present” will be in bioethics.

There is a catch, however. Ten percent of the prize must be donated to postgraduates in order to enrich the field.

The Prize was inaugurated in 2001 by Romanian-born Israeli businessman and philanthropist Dan David. Past laureates include: Yo-Yo Ma, Tom Stoppard, Al Gore, Tony Blair, the Coen Brothers, Robert Conquest and Marvin Minsky.

Nomination forms are available here

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