THE ACTERIA PRIZES TO YOUNG EUROPEAN RESEARCHERS WILL BE AWARDED YEARLY!
From 2020, 30,000 euros will be awarded in cash and up to 150,000 euros to support three-year research projects in the fields of immunology and allergology
The FONDATION ACTERIA and the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) present the new rules during the Annual Congress of the Swiss Society for Allergology and Immunology (SSAI)
Lugano, 5 September 2019. Starting from 2020, the ACTERIA Prize, a prestigious award reserved for European researchers in immunology and allergology, will be awarded yearly instead of every three years. The announcement was made by the FONDATION ACTERIA (ACTing on European Research in Immunology and Allergology), the European Federation of Immunological Societies (EFIS) and the Swiss Society for Allergology and Immunology (SSAI) today in Lugano (Switzerland) during the 2019 SSAI Annual Congress.
Established in 2012, the ACTERIA Prizes are awarded to recognize and reward Europe’s young scientists in the fields of immunology and allergology. The Prizes, two each in Immunology and Allergology, honor outstanding achievements in fundamental research performed in a European-based institute by researchers with up to 10 years postdoctoral research experience and doctoral theses defended in the last 3 years before the award. The ACTERIA Prizes foresee cash awards plus the potential funding of three-year research projects to be performed in European institutions.
The new rules establish that from 2020, two ACTERIA Prizes will be assigned annually on an alternating basis:
• Two ACTERIA Doctoral Thesis Prizes, one each in immunology and allergology, will be awarded in even years (2020, 2022, 2024, etc.) for the best doctoral theses in the 3 years prior to application submission deadlines;
• Two ACTERIA Early Career Researcher Prizes, one each in immunology and allergology, will be awarded in uneven years (2021, 2023, 2025, etc.) to researchers with up to 10 years of postdoctoral experience.
Each of the ACTERIA Prizes will be awarded by FONDATION ACTERIA with € 30,000 prize money and the possibility to obtain research grants over three-years for post award research projects up to € 150,000, which can reach up to € 200,000 for projects that are pursued by or in cooperation with institutes of less favored European countries (as defined by the European Union or the European Molecular Biology Organization).
The ACTERIA Prizes will be awarded during the European Congress of Immunology (ECI), which is held every 3 years, and, in the years when the ECI is not held, at a venue agreed upon by FONDATION ACTERIA and EFIS.
The call for applications for the 2020 ACTERIA Doctoral Thesis Awards is now open. The deadline for the submission of applications will close on December 31st, 2019. Full details are available atwww.acteriaprizes.net