Best Paper Award – Life Science

Call for Participation


During the past two years of COVID pandemic a large part of the scientific community has focused its attention on the development of COVID vaccines, COVID treatments and safety measures to palliate this situation. However, the current situation has not considerably improved; the pandemic is not over yet, there is a high pressure in the global transport of goods and all the consequences of the invasion of Ukraine are setting in. In this difficult time how could Life Science contribute to improve the quality of life? What does the scientific community need to focus on?

The Chance for Science Network together with Getinge are looking forward to honoring those authors with outstanding, creative and innovative scientific approaches in this field of Life Science.

Getinge provides hospitals and life science institutions with products and solutions aiming to improve clinical results and optimize workflows. The offering includes products and solutions for intensive care, cardiovascular procedures, operating rooms, sterile reprocessing and life science. It is operating in 40 countries and has more than 10,700 employees.

The award of the Best Paper Competition is endowed with €500 and is sponsored by Getinge.

Papers may contain succinct, innovative and creative scientific approaches or solutions to improve the quality of Life in the current time affected by the COVID pandemic and the consequences of the war in Ukraine. However, those are mere examples, papers may address other problem areas in the field of Life Science as well.


Apply for this Award


How to participate – the 3 steps

Step 1 – Turning in your Paper

Papers eligible for the competition should be no longer than 5 pages. Co-authored papers are accepted, the co-authors may submit a joint written paper and may share the award. The award is directed at young scientists. Authors must not be older than 35 when submitting their paper.

To be considered for the Award, the paper must be submitted until August 7, 2022 on the website

Please find more information on the Best Paper Competition and the Chance for Science Conference on the website as well.

Step 2 – Reviewing Process and Selection

The winning paper is chosen by a committee consisting of specialists and representatives of Getinge. The selection will be based on the quality of the applicant’s submission.

The committee will evaluate the paper submitted based on the following criteria:

  • creative approach to scientific solutions in the field of life science
  • innovative capability of the scientific solutions
  • practicability and originality of the approach

Step 3 – Award Ceremony and Discussion during the Chance for Science Conference 2022

The Award for the winning paper will be handed out during the Chance for Science Conference on September 8 and 9, 2022. The winning participant will receive a grant of €500 and the opportunity to present their work or project to the audience of the Conference during a discussion session.

The review panel is looking forward to your submissions!

We encourage you to distribute this Call for Participation within your networks and highly appreciate your support.