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Awards and Fellowships for Emerging Professionals

CASSS' awards and fellowships programs provide a wonderful opportunity for graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and early career professionals to be recognized and honored for their valuable contributions to the field.  Please view the brief descriptions below and follow the links for more information, including bios of past winners. 

Learn more and nominate your colleagues or deserving students today.

Next Generation Investigator Award - HOS 2022

Yanchun Lin
Washington University in St. Louis
Robert Monsen
University of Louisville
Vaibhav Upadhyay
University of Colorado
Rosendo Villafuerte-Vega
University of Michigan

Frantisek Svec Fellowship

Kateřina Fikarová
Charles University
2019 Recipient

Next Generation Grants and Fellowships

for Graduate Students, Post-doctoral Researchers and Early Career Industrial Scientists

Next Generation Investigator Grants

CASSS recognizes the challenges faced by graduate students, post-doctoral researchers, and early career professionals in launching and navigating career and building a professional network. Through our Next Generation Investigator (NGI) Grants, we encourage and support participation in our conferences and forums with a limited number of travel grants and waived registrations.

Frantisek Svec Fellowship for Innovative Studies

The CASSS Frantisek Svec Fellowships for Innovative Studies create future leaders in biopharmaceutical development. By providing resources to graduate students and post-doctoral researchers for the exploration of ‘out of the box’ cross-disciplinary training and innovative learning opportunities in the broad fields of biopharmaceutical science and technology, the fellowship honors and embraces the legacy of Frantisek Svec.


Hopkins Biotech Network Mentor Program

Are you interested in a non-academic career in the biotech/pharmaceutical industry? Want to learn more about the types of careers available, and how to transition into those roles? Looking to expand your professional network? 
The Hopkins Biotech Network is pairing with the CASSS global community of biopharmaceutical professionals to offer you a unique mentoring experience. This program offers a 3-month, one-on-one opportunity with a professional in the biotech industry. Mentors can offer a wide range of guidance -- from general career exploration and experience sharing, to focused help on the job application process (i.e. mock interviews, cover letter/resume advice).

Applications are open for the spring Cohort.

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