Thanks to a partnership established in 2012 between the FONDATION ACTERIA – ACTing on European Research in Immunology and Allergology – and EFIS – European Federation of Immunological Societies – 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 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 include individual cash awards plus the potential funding of three-year research projects to be performed in European institutions.
Pursuant to a revision of the 2012 Memorandum of Understanding between the FONDATION ACTERIA and EFIS, starting in 2020 two ACTERIA Prizes will be assigned annually on an alternating basis:
The ACTERIA Doctoral Thesis and Early Career Research Prizes each carry cash awards of €30,000, plus the possibility of financing of €50,000/year for three-year research projects to be performed in European institutions, which can reach up to €200,000 for projects that are pursued by or in cooperation with institutions located in the following countries: Armenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Greece, Hungary, Kosovo, Latvia, Lithuania, Montenegro, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Republic of Serbia, Slovak Republic, Slovenia, Turkey, Ukraine.
The call for applications for the ACTERIA Doctoral Thesis Prizes opened on October 1st, 2021 and will close on December 31st, 2021.
Individual researchers who meet eligibility criteria and are members in good-standing of an EFIS-affiliated National Society are invited to apply here. Applications received by the December 31st, 2021 deadline will then be forwarded to applicants’ respective National Societies for evaluation and selection of nominees.