The German Society for Immunology (DGfI) annually awards the Fritz-und-Ursula-Melchers Postdoctoral Prize to one of its members.
The prize is awarded to postdocs (up to 35 years of age) for their achievements in the field of immunology. The applicant should have at least one first author publication stemming from postdoctoral research. At least part of the research (PhD or postdoc) must have been conducted in a German speaking country. Generally, applicants should have obtained their degree less than 6 years prior to application. Self-nomination and nomination by others is possible. The prize carries a prize money of 1,500 Euro.
The prize is donated by Fritz and Ursula Melchers. Fritz Melchers was longstanding director of the “Basel Institute for Immunology” and is a founding and honorary member of the German Society for Immunology e.V. He is particularly noted for his groundbreaking research which was critical for our understanding of the maturation of antibody-secreting B lymphocytes.
The application deadline is January 31, 2021.
Please apply with the following documents:
1. Cover letter
3. Publication list with reprints of the most important publications
4. Letter of support by the academic Supervisor
5. All documents must be submitted in English.
6. The applicant must be member of the DGfI at the time of application.
Please send all documents combined into one single PDF (max. 10MB) to:
Deutsche Gesellschaft für Immunologie e.V.
10117 Berlin, Germany
Prof. Dr. Tim Sparwasser, Hannover
Previous prize winners:
Markus Müschen, Düsseldorf
Christina Nassenstein, Hannover
Jochen Mattner, Erlangen/Chicago (USA)
Max Warnke, Freiburg
Petra Langerak, Amsterdam (Niederlande)
Bastian Opitz, Berlin
Tobias Bopp, Mainz
Daniel Engel, Bonn
Van Trung Chu, Berlin
Vera C. Martins, Ulm
Christian T. Mayer, New York (USA)
Katrin Busch, Heidelberg
Martin Väth, New York (USA)
Petra Bacher, Berlin
Jan Böttcher, München
Kathrin de la Rosa, Berlin
Till Schoofs, Brussels