The Michelson Prizes: Next Generation Grants are $150,000 research grants given annually to support promising researchers who are applying disruptive concepts and inventive processes to advance human immunology, vaccine discovery and immunotherapy research for major global diseases.
The deadline for the applications is June 18, 2021.
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The 2021 Michelson Prizes will be looking for research proposals in two areas:
For both prizes, the committee will be looking for research that is highly innovative and impactful, with the potential to be applied across many diseases.
While the Michelson Prizes are focused on research in the fields of immunology, vaccine and immunotherapy discovery, applicants from the full spectrum of related disciplines, including clinical research, biochemistry, molecular biology, protein engineering, computer science, artificial intelligence/machine learning, biophysics, nanotechnology, environmental health, etc., are encouraged to apply.
A rigorous and competitive international search will identify the most innovative projects from young scientists working across a broad range of scientific fields. Proposals will be reviewed by a distinguished committee of internationally-recognized scientists. The review committee will be looking for research that challenges dogma, from researchers who clearly articulate a vision that demonstrates an ability to look beyond convention to make a lasting impact on vaccine and immunotherapy research. We encourage applications from the full spectrum of scientific disciplines related to immunology, vaccine, and immunotherapy research, including but not limited to:
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Ansuman Satpathy, M.D., Ph.D., Stanford University
Applications for the 2021 Michelson Prizes will be accepted from April 1, 2021 -- June 18, 2021.
Applicants must be 35 or younger at the time of pre-application submission. Early career independent investigators, postdoctoral fellows, clinical fellows (including residents and interns), and other researchers currently in training positions are eligible for these awards. Eligible applicants must be employed by, or affiliated with, an eligible organization. Examples of eligible organizations include academia, biotechnology companies, foundations, government and non-governmental organizations, and research institutes.
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The Michelson Prizes & Grants in Human Immunology are supported by the Michelson Philanthropies and include two funding opportunities:
The Michelson Prizes & Grants in Human Immunology recognize young scientists pursuing innovative research and connect them with other innovators in immunology through the Michelson Prizes alumni network and the extensive partner network of the Human Vaccines Project and AAAS/Science.