Robert Austrian Research Awards in Pneumococcal Vaccinology

26/03/2008

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Wyeth has selected the International Symposium of Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases, ISPPD, to manage the Robert Austrian Research Awards in Pneumococcal Vaccinology.

The ISPPD Advisory Board is responsible for the Robert Austrian Research Awards in Pneumococcal Vaccinology and has defined the research topics and criteria for the selection of award recipients. Based on these criteria a committee consisting of five members of the ISPPD Advisory Board will propose the award recipients to the ISPPD Advisory Board for approval.

Recipients of the Robert Austrian Research Awards in Pneumococcal Vaccinology will be selected from applications and from nominations, based on a research proposal and curriculum vitae with a list of publications and a letter of recommendation.

Five Robert Austrian Research Awards in Pneumococcal Vaccinology of 25.000 USD each will be awarded for the first time at the ISPPD-6, June 8.-12. 2008 in Reykjavik, Iceland. The award recipients are expected to present their results at ISPPD-7, 2010 in Israel.

Research topics:
Preventing pneumococcal disease through research to discover, develop, and evaluate new and improved vaccines, delivery systems and vaccination strategies for an affordable and effective protection against pneumococci and to study the value of vaccination.

Candidates:
Young scientists (<40 years of age), including PhD students and post-docs. Established scientists are not eligible for the awards.
One from each of the geographical regions; Africa, Asia/Australasia, Europe, Latin America and North America.

Deadline for applications and nominations for The Robert Austrian Research Awards in Pneumococcal Vaccinology is April 1, 2008.

Information and application forms can be found on the front page of the ISPPD-6 website.

Electronic submission:
Application/nomination with research proposal, curriculum vitae with a list of publications and a letter of recommendation should be sent electronically to ISPPD-6@decode.is.

Or print submission:
A printed version of the application, CV and letter of recommendation should be sent to
Ingileif Jónsdóttir, Chair,
ISPPD-6 Organizing Committee
deCODE genetics
Sturlugata 8
IS – 101 Reykjavik
Iceland

 

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