Deadline: January 15, 2021

Applications are open for the Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators 2021. Since 1995 the Eppendorf Young Investigator Award is granted annually to European researchers not older than 35 years. It acknowledges outstanding contributions to biomedical research in Europe based on methods of molecular biology, including novel analytical concepts.

The winner is selected by an independent expert committee chaired by Reinhard Jahn (Director Emeritus at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany). This prize, which reflects the past and future of Eppendorf in a manner befitting the wishes of the company’s founders, Dr. Heinrich Netheler and Dr. Hans Hinz, is intended to symbolize the close links between the company and the field of biomedicine.

Award

The Award winner will receive:

  • A prize money of 20,000 Euro (for personal use).
  • An invitation to the prize ceremony at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, Germany.
  • An invitation to visit Eppendorf AG in Hamburg, Germany.
  • Coverage of his/her work by Nature in print and online (including a podcast).

Eligibility

  • Open to young researchers not older than 35 years;
  • Applicants should have an advanced degree (Ph.D, M.D.) and are performing biomedical research in Europe based on methods of molecular biology, including novel analytical concepts.

Evaluation Criteria

The papers submitted will be evaluated with respect to the following five selection criteria:

  1. Independent scientific work
  2. Creativity (independent of instructions from head of institute)
  3. Successful practical application of research approach
  4. Significance of research results for the field of medicine
  5. Achievement of candidate in relation to his/her age

Application

Your application must include:

  • your personal data
  • your curriculum vitae
  • a title describing the subject of your research
  • an essay of max. 2,000 characters (incl. spaces) summarizing your research
  • a short description of your major discovery
  • your publication list
  • PDF files of your published papers (min. 3 – max. 5)

Click here to apply

For more information, visit Eppendorf Award.

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