AstraZeneca Foundation Rare Diseases 2019

Objective?

The Foundation AstraZeneca attaches great importance to promoting scientific research. On the initiative of the Foundation AstraZeneca, the FWO and F.R.S.-FNRS will give in 2019 a scientific award in recognition of innovative research in the field of rare diseases.

Features?

  • Prize amounting to 25,000 EURO.
  • Rewards innovative scientific research in rare diseases as models for therapeutic innovation.
  • The prize is intended to reward established investigators on the basis of his/her previous work, with a perspective of future development in the same field.

Profile and conditions?

  • You have a PhD.
  • The applicant cannot have reached the age of 45 on the date of submission deadline.
  • The prize can only be given to an individual scientist from postdoctoral level onwards who is affiliated to a Belgian university or university hospital. The applicant can have the Belgian or foreign nationality on the condition that he/she has been doing research activities in Belgium in a biomedical context during at least five years prior to the submission deadline. The applicant cannot have reached the age of 45 on the date of submission deadline.

Procedure?

  • Submit your candidacy using the appropriate form, filled in correctly and completely (in English), on July 1, 2019 at the latest.
  • Your candidacy is submitted to a jury.
  • The jury selects the laureate for the prize.

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Contact

For more information, contact FWO at prijzen@fwo.be.