Deadline extended: until 4th November 2022, Else Kröner Fresenius Foundation invites nominations for the
Else Kröner Fresenius Prize for Medical Research 2023 – Diseases of worldwide significance
The prize amounts to EUR 2.5 million, of which EUR 500,000 shall be awarded personally to the recipient and EUR 2.0 million dedicated to the award-winner’s future research.The candidates must be researchers in basic medical sciences or clinical sciences who have made outstanding scientific contributions with regard to diseases that pose a major burden in low, middle, and high income countries. In addition, the candidate’s work in the coming years is expected to yield further groundbreaking discoveries or advances with respect to diagnosis or treatment that should be applicable globally. Nominations of younger and mid-career scientists are favored. Candidate nomination – Candidates can be nominated by heads of research institutes or professional organizations. Self-nominations will not be accepted. Nominations need to be accompanied by at least two letters of recommendation from leading researchers in the field from two different countries. Jury – An international jury evaluates all nominations and finds the prize winner at the end of a two-stage selection process. Confirmed jury members (to be expanded): Stefan Endres (Munich), Lars Maier (Regensburg), Valerie Mizrahi (Cape Town), Ole Petter Ottersen (Stockholm), Peter Piot (Brussels/London). Upon recommendation of the jury, EKFS has decided to extend the deadline and invite further nominations until 4th November 2022, since the nominations submitted so far show only little variety in disease topics. A shortlist of candidates will be invited to submit a full research proposal. The award ceremony will take place in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, on June 5, 2023.
- Nomination letter describing the significant scientific discovery meriting the award and the candidate’s potential for continued outstanding productivity (max. two pages),
- Brief, two- to three-page CV,
- List of ten most significant publications, candidate’s name set in bold type,
- Short draft (max. three pages) on the future research program written by the candidate herself/himself,
- If you will be eligible then you will be asked to arrange for two additional letters of support (from two different countries, max. two pages each).