Bill and Melinda Gates want to give you $250,000 #Vaccines

All you have to do is apply and, well, win … just got this email from the Gates Foundation – definitely worth nominating someone if you think they are doing good work.  Once again, the Gates Foundation is helping change the world … Jenny McCarthy need not apply.  Here is the email:

Dear Colleagues:

Do you know someone who is improving vaccine delivery in the developing world? Now is the time to nominate that person or group of people for the second annual Gates Vaccine Innovation Award. Time is running out — the deadline for nominations is August 31, 2012.

The Gates Vaccine Innovation Award is open to individuals from any discipline who work on the delivery of vaccines. Candidates from academic institutions, governments, health care facilities, research institutions, non-profit organizations and for-profit companies may be nominated.

We are looking for ideas, big or small, that have resulted in tangible improvements in immunization coverage in developing countries.

We invite you to nominate individuals or groups of individuals who have achieved significant improvements in the prevention, control, or elimination of vaccine preventable diseases through immunization.

The winning nomination will be recognized with a $250,000 award.

Read about the 2012 Gates Vaccine Innovation Award winner Dr. Asm Amjad Hossain here.

Thank you for your continued support of this important award. 

Author: Jonathan Eisen

I am an evolutionary biologist and a Professor at U. C. Davis. (see my lab site here). My research focuses on the origin of novelty (how new processes and functions originate). To study this I focus on sequencing and analyzing genomes of organisms, especially microbes and using phylogenomic analysis

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