June 13, 2011
Every scientist has a wild idea—that one concept that may change the way people think in their field—that could be seen as genius or lunacy.
The Wright brothers, Charles Darwin, Edward Jenner—all had them.
Too often we censor ourselves and only pursue our "safe" or incremental ideas for fear of failure or being labeled a fool or a heretic.
Well, here is a chance to face your fears.
|Step 1:||Develop a "Wild Idea" research proposal on an obesity-related topic that could be expanded into a major extramural grant proposal.
|Step 2:||E-mail a one-page proposal to David Allison at email@example.com  by June 22, 2011.|
|Step 3:||Within each category, meritorious applicants will be selected to receive a "pre-award voucher."
|Step 4:||Winners will be notified by July 1, 2011.|
|Step 5:||Winners must submit at least one proposal from those judged as highly creative to an extramural sponsoring authority (e.g., NIH, NSF, etc.) by November 5, 2011.
For full details, visit http://www.norc.uab.edu/opportunities/prize