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Early Career Research Prize in Vaccinology R&D


Early Carreer Research Prize in Vaccinology

Our objective: promote and foster a younger generation of scientists in the early stages of their career!


The scope of the prize relates is to reward significant achievements in Vaccine R&D, including the discovery of new vaccine antigens, new vaccines design, understanding the basics of the immune response, new technologies that will improve the future of vaccines and vaccination and that are supported by proof-of-concept data (preclinical and clinical).

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Applications due 31st October 2017 !



Who can apply?

Through the Prize, IUIS aims to promote and foster a younger generation of scientists in the early stages of their career. Therefore, the Prize should focus on associate professors or senior postdoctoral fellows (e.g. those who have worked some years in the field of vaccinology and have already established their own working group/lab).


Criteria for application

-applicants must be members of IUIS, EFIS or any European Immunology/Vaccinology Society-

5-page application max, in pdf format

  • 1 paragraph summary of the research topic that also states the goal of the research
  • A short resumé of the last 5 years
  • A selection of the 10 most important publications of the last 5 years
  • Denote what the most important findings have been!
  • CV and memberships (not included in the 5 page expose)


Process of application and selection

  • Application must be sent by 31st October 2017 to the IUIS Secretariat: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it
  • IUIS will distribute the applications to the IUIS Vaccine Application Committee (VAC) to verify application quality and applicant status and ensure alignment with the established award rules
  • A jury composed of 2 to 3 members of IUIS (President, Member of the Executive Committee, Chair/Member of VAC) and 1 or 2 members of the VAC will select the winner amongst the applications received. One representative from Vaccines Europe will join the Jury as an observer
  • Announcement of the winner by the IUIS President and IUIS VAC Chairperson



  • Ursula Wiedermann
  • Winfried Pickl
  • Donata Medaglini
  • 1 to 2 members of the VAC
  • Faith Osier (observer)
  • I representative of Vaccines Europe (observer)


Process of Prize Award

  • Winners will receive the accompanying monetary award in the year of selection, e.g. the first Prize by the end of 2017 and the second Prize by the end of 2018
  • The IUIS President accompanied by the VAC Chairperson and a VE Representative will present Prize certificates to the winners of the two Prizes during an Award Ceremony organized within the broad program of the IUIS European meeting (European congress of Immunology) scheduled in September 2018
  • During the Award Ceremony, the winner will present his/her research topics in form of a short lecture (15-20 minutes) at the end of the IUIS vaccinology session.


Timeline for the organization of the 2017 Prize

  • Deadline for application: 31st October 2017
  • Decision of winner: end of November 2017
  • Announcement of winner: 15th December 2017