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About the program

The Baxter Young Investigator Award program seeks to stimulate and reward research applicable to the development of therapies and medical products that save and sustain patients’ lives. The program consists of two tiers: first-tier awards include a $3,000 cash prize and a visit to Baxter to present the research; second-tier awards receive a $500 cash prize.

Applications for Baxter Young Investigator Awards must describe high quality research in areas that are relevant to Baxter’s portfolio. Technological (engineering and applied scientific) innovations will also be considered, as long as the innovations are applicable to the advancement of Baxter’s products. Categories of research that will be considered for awards include:

  • Clinical nutrition
  • Acute therapies
  • Medication delivery
  • Pharmaceuticals
  • Renal care
  • Advanced surgery



All applicants must be currently enrolled graduate students or postdoctoral fellows at the time of submission and must be primarily responsible for the research described. All first-tier recipients must commit to orally presenting their results as part of the annual Baxter Young Investigator Awards ceremony, which will be held in November.


To apply

Research abstracts, resumes, and cover letters must be submitted online by June 30, 2021. Advisor letters must be submitted here.

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