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Baxter Young Investigator Award Program

Modified: April 24, 2015

To further promote innovative research, Baxter sponsors an annual award program for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Baxter's Young Investigator Awards are intended to stimulate and reward research applicable to the development of therapies and medical products that save and sustain patients' lives. Baxter invites current graduate and post-doctoral fellows in the United States to submit descriptions of ongoing research. First tier awards will include a $2,000 cash prize and an onsite presentation of the award-winning research. Second tier awards will receive a $500 cash prize.

Successful applications will describe active research that involves one or more of these topical areas. The selection committee will give special emphasis to those projects which clearly demonstrate direct relevance to the following therapeutic and product areas (renal, e.g., peritoneal dialysis, hemodialysis, continuous renal replacement, and multi-organ extracorporeal support; surgical care, e.g., hemostats, sealants and inhaled anesthetics; and fluid systems, e.g., IV fluids, nutrition, oncolytics, compounding, infusion devices, and health IT solutions and services).

  1. Instrumental and Analytical Sciences: Innovative analytical and imaging technologies and methods to determine chemical composition and to elucidate structure from atomic to macroscopic scales.
  2. Life Sciences: Innovation in clinical pathology, pharmacology, biochemistry, pharmacokinetics and toxicological methods with an emphasis on biomarkers, in vitro alternatives to in vivo methods, and novel models of safety and efficacy with emphasis on drugs, devices or biologics.
  3. Medical Device Engineering: Innovation relevant to drug preparation and administration devices, infection control and sterilization technologies, manufacturing technologies including additive manufacturing and 3-D printing, fluid mechanics of drug delivery (e.g., IV, subcutaneous, intraperitoneal), patient monitoring, sensing/ control technologies, novel medical plastics/ materials, and computational modeling (e.g,. CFD/FEA) of these areas.
  4. Pharmaceutical Sciences: Innovation in the formulation, characterization, or manufacture of pharmaceutical dosage forms, with an emphasis on injectable routes of administration, biologics/biosimilars, oncolytics and other critical care therapies, conceptually innovative mechanisms of drug delivery, lyophilization, sterilization technologies, , and pharmaceutical advances that improve efficacy or patient safety.

ELIGIBILITY:

All applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students or postdoctoral fellows and must be primarily responsible for the research described.

DEADLINE(S):

Application due date: June 30, 2015

Learn more and apply.

Funding and Career Development