Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators

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The annual Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators was established in 1995 and is awarded in association with the journal Nature. The award is intended to symbolise the close links between the company and the field of biomedicine. It is presented to a young researcher who has contributed to biomedical research in Europe based on methods of molecular biology, including novel analytical concepts.

The main focus is on investigating the molecular biological mechanisms of the human organism and then translating this research into practical findings. The long-term goal is the diagnosis and therapy of those diseases which have yet to be treated successfully.

The prize includes a financial award for personal use, an invitation to the prize ceremony at the EMBL Advanced Training Centre in Heidelberg, Germany, plus an invite to visit Eppendorf AG in Hamburg. Additionally, there will be coverage of the recipient’s work by Nature in print and a podcast.

Application deadline: 16 January 2021

Maximum value: € 20,000

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants should:

  • Be aged under 35 years of age at the time of application.
  • Be based in Europe.
  • Hold an advanced degree and be involved in biomedical research based on methods of molecular biology, including novel analytical concepts.

The award package includes a €20,000 personal award, visits to EMBL and Eppendorf, plus coverage in the journal Nature.

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Application Procedure:

Applications are accepted online from 1 October each year. Applications must be written in English.

Applications should be submitted by the 16 January 2021 (8:00 CET) deadline. The winner will be announced in March 2021.