Dear EFIS Member Societies,
Once again, EFIS is delighted to announce the ACTERIA Prizes in immunology and allergology. Four prizes in all - two to the best doctoral theses defended in the last 3 years and two to the best early career research work of investigators with 10 years postdoctoral experience - will be awarded. The ACTERIA Doctoral Thesis Prizes carry a cash award of €15,000, while the ACTERIA Early Career Research Prizes amount to €25,000 each. In addition, all awardees will automatically become eligible for 3-year research grants of up to €50,000 annually.
Full details on eligibility requirements and application guidelines are available on the dedicated website: http://www.acteriaprizes.net
Deadline for submission of applications: December 31st, 2014.
EFIS Member Societies are invited to circulate this announcement through appropriate channels to their membership base and to encourage applications from aspiring candidates meeting eligibility criteria - which necessarily include membership in an EFIS Member National Society.
Also, bearing in mind that nominations can come exclusively from National Societies (4 at most, one for each prize), EFIS Affiliates will be requested to make the internal arrangements they see fitting for the evaluation of applications received from their members (for example, the set-up of ad-hoc review panels/committees). More complete details will follow in the coming months about evaluation/nomination procedures, which should occur in January/February 2015. However, please note that it will be necessary for Members to notify EFIS of the individuals appointed to their selection panels (by December 15, 2014 at latest), as these will be given special restricted access to the document database in order to download/view applications.
Formal announcement of the four selected ACTERIA Prize laureates, who will present their work at a special scientific session to be held on the opening day of ECI 2015, will be made in April 2015.
For any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.
In the meantime, thank you for your attention, and best regards.
EFIS Coordinator & President's Office
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