Apply Now: The Annual Chica and Heinz Schaller Research Award 2017
Posted October 13 2017
The Chica and Heinz Schaller Research Award is an annual prize given to a promising young scientist for achievements in the biomedical sciences. The applicant should have a proven track record documenting independent research performed at the University or associated research institutions in Heidelberg. The candidate is selected by Foundation members at their annual meeting in November. The 2016 prize was awarded to Dr. Matthias Fischer of the MPI for Medical Research in Heidelberg. We are currently accepting applications for the 2017 prize. Please check the requirements section or contact us for more information.The closing date is October 31st, 2017.

The Chica and Heinz Schaller Foundation invites applications for the Chica and Heinz Schaller Foundation Research Award 2017.

Applications are open to young scientists (typically up to 40 years of age) with an excellent record of independent achievements as junior group leader at the University of Heidelberg or in related research institutions in the area. Candidate autonomy should be documented by publications arising from his/her own independent research group. 

Applications from scientists holding a professorship or an equivalent senior position will not be considered. The prize is meant to support junior scientists at key career stages with research funds that can be used flexibly and free of administrative constraints.

Young scientists, who unsuccessfully applied for the award in the past, may reapply provided the requirements are fulfilled. 

Of the 100.000 € award, 90.000 € are specified for the pursuit of the awardee's research. The remaining 10.000 € can be used at his/her discretion.

The closing date is October 31st, 2017. Further details about requirements and application procedure can be found at

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