At the suggestion of the German Society for Hygiene and Microbiology, the German Society for Immunology and the Society for Virology the Robert-Koch-Stiftung annually awards three PostDoc prizes for outstanding research to junior scientists (one for each of the three societies).
The German Society for Immunology invites nominations for the Robert-Koch Postdoctoral Prize in the field of immunology. Direct application by the candidate is not possible. The prize is awarded for research which has substantially improved our understanding of infectious diseases. It is important that the results enhance the diagnosis or therapy of infectious diseases or point to new directions in combating infectious diseases (remark: this includes immunological insights). The age of nominees is usually limited to 35 years. The prize carries a prize money of 5,000 Euro.
The DGfI submits three shortlisted proposals; prize-giver is the Robert-Koch-Stiftung. The PostDoc prizes are awarded during the Robert-Koch Award Ceremony.
The application deadline has been extended to February 21, 2021.
Please send in nominations with the following documents:
1. Cover letter detailing the reasons for the nomination
2. CV of the candidate
3. Publication list of the candidate
4. All documents must be submitted in English.
5. Candidates have to member of the DGfI.
Please send all documents combined into one single PDF (max. 10MB) to:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Immunologie e.V.
10117 Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. Christian Bogdan
Previous prize winners (immunology only, from 2010 onwards):
Koji Tokoyoda, Japan
Cecilia Chassin, Hannover
Christina Zielinski, Berlin
Stefanie Eyerich, München
Tim Lämmermann, Bethesda (USA)
Christoph Klose, Freiburg
Andreas Schlitzer, Bonn
Ahmed N. Hegazy, Berlin
Christian Mayer (New York),
Christian Schwartz (Dublin)
Daniel Utzschneider, Melbourne (Australien)
Please find more information on the prize and the prize winners on the pages of the Robert Koch Foundation.