Avrion Mitchison Prize 2021
deadline for application: August 31, 2021
Avrion Mitchison Prize
Submission of application documents by 31 August 2021
In honor of its Founding Director, Avrion Mitchison, the Deutsches Rheuma-Forschungszentrum Berlin (DRFZ), a Leibniz Institute, annually awards the Avrion Mitchison Prize to young scientists contributing significantly to understanding and treating rheumatic diseases. Donated by the Ernst Schering Foundation until 2018, the prize is now awarded by the DRFZ.
Avrion Mitchison discovered cooperation of T and B lymphocytes as the basis of adaptive immunity and chronic inflammation. He was the first Scientific Director of the DRFZ (1989-96).
The prize is endowed with 3,000 euros.
As has been a tradition for many years, the award ceremony is held on the first tuesday in December, followed by the Albrecht Hasinger Lecture, given by a renowned international expert.
Since the application documents must be submitted in English, the following information on the call for proposals is also available in English only.
Eligibility and how to apply
- maximum 3 years post PhD
- paper (or thesis) published or accepted for publication in the last 18 months
Your application should include
- Your publication(s)
- A concisive summary emphasizing the relevance of your work for rheumatic diseases (800 characters incl. space)
- Your curriculum vitae
Please send your application as PDF to
Andreas Radbruch, Scientific Director of the DRFZ: firstname.lastname@example.org