FAQ

Who Should Apply?

Researchers, clinicians, or anyone with a novel, testable idea that explains a Serious Adverse Event (SAE) related to the use of a pharmaceutical product.

Why Apply?

The winner will receive a $35,000 cash award, significant recognition in the field and a shot at securing substantial funding for further research into their idea.

What Happens to My Idea if I Submit it?

All applications are kept confidential and remain the property of the author and/or their institution.

How Do I Apply?

You can fill out the form and upload your application here.

What is the Prize for the Winner?

The winner of the Sternfels Prize will receive $35,000 as a reward for their contribution to the field. This is not intended to be a grant, though the funds may be directed as such if the winner prefers.

How is the Winner Chosen?

A panel of five distinguished judges will review the top applications and choose the winner based on its novelty, scientific merit, and ability to be translated to the clinic.

What Should Be in My Application?

Applications need to be submitted as a PDF of no more than 3 pages, not including any appendices or supplemental sections. Applications should address the background and significance of the idea, its clinical relevance, and propose a workplan for how it might be tested.