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Submissions Open for NIH Early Stage Investigator Paper Competition

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Office of Behavioral and Social Sciences Research (OBSSR) is soliciting submissions for its Early Stage Investigator Paper Competition. The competition recognizes original research published by early-career scientists, and is part of the Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors.

OBSSR will cover travel expenses for up to four honorees to attend the ceremony to present the findings of their paper and engage in discussions about opportunities for future research.

To be eligible for submission, the first author of the paper must be an early stage investigator within 10 years of their terminal research degree or post-graduate clinical training. OBSSR seeks original research published in a peer-reviewed journal between January 1, 2018 and December 31, 2018.

If interested, the deadline for candidates to submit their paper is March 31, 2019. For any questions, applicants may contact

For submission details and an overview of the Matilda White Riley Behavioral and Social Sciences Honors, click here.

(Information about the paper competition is at the bottom of the page linked above. You can submit your article directly by clicking here.)

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