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Life Science Bridge Award 2022 (100,000€; apply by 30 April 2022)

AF_life_sciences_bridge_Logo The Frankfurt-based Aventis Foundation will grant up to three annual research awards for young and talented postdoctoral researchers in life sciences or group leaders (minimum of 3 years postdoc experience). Each award will be endowed with a subsidy amount of € 100,000 to help creative postdocs pursue their innovative research projects and jump-start their careers in life sciences.

In 2018, the Foundation has founded the Life Science Bridge Award for postdoctoral researchers in the field of life sciences, to help them successfully establish themselves in their academic field, pursue innovative approaches and boost their chances of gaining full professorship.

The purpose of the award is to provide individual support to talented researchers, enable them to conduct their own independent research and encourage them to pursue bold and unconventional ideas, in order to successfully cross the bridge between doctorate and full professorship – hence the name “Life Sciences Bridge Award”.

For 2022, the Foundation will select three winners. The awards will be given to young academics, e. g. research group leaders (three years after the doctorate at the earliest), junior professors and tenure- track-professors or research group leaders who aim for an academic career but do not yet hold full and permanent professorship. The award specifically promotes innovative approaches in life sciences, i. e. biochemistry, biology, chemistry, medicine, pharmaceutical studies – each of which may be combined with mathematics and IT.

Applicaton Deadline 30.04.2022.

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