The call for applications for the 2021 ACTERIA Early Career Research Prizes awarded by EFIS is now open.
Eligibility Criteria and Guidelines:
ACTERIA Early Career Research Prizes awarded by EFIS in immunology and allergology
These Prizes will honor young immunologists and allergologists for their achievements and research efforts conducted in a European university/research organization in the past 10 years subsequent to receiving their doctoral degree. As such, eligible candidates will have earned their Ph.D. (or equivalent degree) after January 1, 2011.*
Candidates for the ACTERIA Early Career Research Prizes awarded by EFIS must submit the following:
- Curriculum Vitae (2 pages max.) with publications, including primary research articles, reviews, book chapters, conference proceedings, oral presentations, etc. (acceptance letter(s) required for publications not yet published or in press)
- Summary of activity since obtaining the doctoral degree (5 pages max.), citing particularly relevant scientific and/or clinical achievements.
- Letter of reference from Laboratory/Department/Division Director.
- Proof of Membership in an EFIS-affiliated National Society
- Proposed research project (5 Pages max.) including: state-of-the-art, questions addressed, research program and methods, expected results, feasibility, potential bottlenecks and solutions, if necessary, timeline, short list of references.
- Letter from the Host Institution where the project will be conducted, confirming that appropriate facilities will be guaranteed to the researcher in the event the project is approved, and including a statement that the safety rules of the organization will be applied.
- Ethics statement (applicable for research using human or animal samples or conducted in humans or animals) confirming that the proposed project will be submitted to the appropriate Institutional Review Board/Ethics Committee before funding is awarded by the Fondation ACTERIA.
Following the submission deadline candidates' applications will be forwarded to the EFIS-affiliated National Society to which they belong. Thereafter, National Societies - entrusted with the task of establishing their own selection/nomination panels, if necessary - will review applications and, based on the quality of proposals, ultimately formulate two (2) nominations, one in immunology and one in allergology, to be formally submitted to the ACTERIA Prizes Selection Jury.
Prize winners will be announced in May 2021.