19 May 2021
Biotechnology & Society Student Essay Contest June 2021
The Biotechnology & Society research group (BIOS) in the department of Global Health and Social Medicine at King’s College London invites submissions for a student essay contest on the topic:
"In the future there will be no humans as we know them. So what?"
The BIOS research cluster investigates the social, ethical, and legal questions arising from emerging and digital (bio)technologies. Our research is markedly interdisciplinary in approach and it interrogates and informs public policy and global health governance. The group brings together science and technology studies, medical sociology and anthropology, history of science and medicine with critical bioethics - and investigates how emerging biotechnologies and digital technologies are shaped and in turn shape the biopolitical landscape.
Current students and recent graduates (2019/2020 cohort) from any undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes of the department Global Health and Social Medicine, and current students and recent graduates (2019/2020 cohort) from any undergraduate and postgraduate taught programmes of the wider King’s College London community.
Length: Less than 3,000 words.
Due: June 15th, 2021.
1st prize: £600
2nd prize: £300
3rd prize: £100
The winner will be announced on July 15th, 2021 with an online event chaired by the selection committee. An excerpt of the essay will be published in the GHSM newsletter, and the GHSM website.
Essays will be assessed on their originality and distinctive writing style by a panel of academics from King’s College London, chaired by Dr Silvia Camporesi, Dr Sara Bea and Professor John Harris.
Submission: Prepare your essay for blind review, make sure your name does not appear anywhere in the document, and send it to email@example.com by June 15th at 4 pm UK Time. No footnotes or endnotes. Use Chicago or Harvard referencing style.
Send a separate file with your name, last name, preferred email contact, and UG or PG programme (including date of expected graduation).
Please note late submissions will not be accepted.