Announcement BICS Essay
Contest November 1, 2021

As of November 1, 2021 all BICS essay contest winners, runners up and honorable mentions have been informed that they have won prizes. Because BICS received such a large number of high quality essays an additional category of honorable mention winners has been created. Each honorable mention essay receives $20,000 per essay.

     Essay Author

    Prize Won

1st Prize Jeffrey Mishlove Ph.D. $500,000
2nd Prize Pim van Lommel M.D. $300,000
3rd Prize Leo Ruickbie Ph.D. $150,000
Michael Tymn $  50,000
Stephen Braude Ph.D. $  50,000
Nicolas Rouleau Ph.D. $  50,000
Bernardo Kastrup Ph.D. $  50,000
Elizabeth Krohn $  50,000
Sharon Rawlette Ph.D. $  50,000
Jeffrey Long M.D. $  50,000
Michael Nahm Ph.D. $  50,000
Julie Beischel Ph.D. $  50,000
Alexandre Rocha Ph.D. et al. $  50,000
David Rousseau Ph.D. et al. $  50,000
Robert Mays et al $  20,000
Chris Carter $  20,000
Steve Taylor Ph.D. $  20,000
Christopher Kerr M.D., Ph.D. $  20,000
Bruce Leininger $  20,000
Vernon Neppe M.D., Ph.D. $  20,000
Helane Wahbeh N.D. et al. $  20,000
Chris Roe Ph.D. et al $  20,000
Peter Fenwick M.D. et al $  20,000
Walter Meyer zu Erpen $  20,000
Akila Weerasekera Ph.D. $  20,000
Greg Taylor $  20,000
Nick Cook $  20,000
Andreas Sommer Ph.D. $  20,000
Sam Parnia M.D. Ph.D. et al $  20,000
29 separate essays have won monetary prizes. 1st place winner wins $500,000, 2nd place wins $300,000 and 3rd place wins $150,000. Then 11 runner up receive $50,000 each and a further 15 essays that are honorable mentions win $20,000 each.
BICS will publish all 29 essays on the BICS website.
In a separate publication venture, BICS intends to publish the essays in a set of 5-6 volumes comprising all 29 winning essays. Each volume will be hard cover, richly bound in faux leather with gilted pages and ribbons. BICS will distribute these “collector’s items” sets of books free of charge to university libraries, hospices and to some religious institutions. The intent is to make available this group of 29 essays to as large a group of people as possible.

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