Best Paper Competition for Trainees

The Pappajohn Biomedical Institute sponsors annual competitions for the Best Paper by a Graduate Student and the Best Paper by a Postdoctoral scholar. 


The current competition is open to graduate students in PBI labs and covers cover the period from January 1 to December 31, 2019. All papers published, including e-published, during this time are eligible. 

The next competition for postdoctoral scholars in PBI labs will be held in July 2020 and will cover the period from July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020. 

To enter either competition, please submit a PDF of your paper via email to Deadline to submit entries for graduate student competition is January 6, 2020.

Please include:

  • Name
  • Contact
  • Lab group
  • Brief description of your contribution to the paper (1-3 sentences)


Submitted papers will be evaluated by PBI PIs. Those receiving highest evaluation will be invited to present their work in a 5-minute chalk talk with 5 minutes for questions. 


Travel awards will be given, with $750 for first place and $500 for second place.