Call for Applications - Scientific Awards AstraZeneca Foundation 2021

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Scientific Awards AstraZeneca Foundation 2021


The FNRS and the FWO will grant in 2021 the Scientific Awards AstraZeneca Foundation which reward established investigators in 3 different topics in Life & Health Sciences.


Scientific Awards AstraZeneca Foundation


  • These 3 Awards are granted on the initiative of the AstraZeneca Foundation.
  • Amount : 25.000 €/Award. Half of the amount is allocated personally to the laureate, the other half is allocated to the laureate's laboratory.
  • Reward established investigators on the basis of their previous work, with a perspective of future development in the same field.


Eligible topics

One Award will be attributed in each of the following topics:

  • Gene editing as a therapeutic approach.

  • Understanding the heterogeneity of the human immune response to infectious agents.

  • New strategies in regenerative medicine.


Eligibility criteria

  • ​Candidates should be active in the above mentioned fields of research, with both ongoing work related to the focus of the Awards and future prospects.


  • The Awards can only be given to individual scientists from postdoctoral level onwards who are affiliated to a Belgian university or university hospital.


  • Candidates can have the Belgian or foreign nationality on the condition that they have been doing research activities in Belgium in a biomedical context for at least five years prior to the submission deadline.


  • Candidates cannot have reached the age of 45 on the date of the submission deadline.


  • Personnel of the AstraZeneca Foundation or affiliated to the AstraZeneca Foundation are not eligible for the Awards.


  • Candidates may not have received an Award for the work submitted with the same amount (or higher) in the last 3 years (prior to the deadline of the call).


  • Candidates can only apply to one AstraZeneca Award. 


How to apply

Applications, written in English, must be sent electronically to on July 12, 2021 at the latest. 


The requested documents are :

  • The application form pertaining to the Award you wish to apply to (see below)
  • A detailled scientific curriculum vitae
  • A list of publications 





Application forms


For more information contact:

Fonds de la Recherche Scientifique - FNRS

Rue d'Egmont, 5 - 1000 Bruxelles

Tel.: +32(0)2 504 92 40  

Published on April 29, 2021