Funding for early-career researchers of immunology and vaccines

By Rachel Evans

A new funding opportunity is providing support to young investigators in vaccine and immunology research who show creativity and innovative thinking.

The Michelson Prizes for Human Immunology and Vaccine Research are available to anyone working to improve our understanding of human immunology and advance vaccine research, including those working in biomedical, bioengineering, and computer science. The ultimate goal is to give young researchers the means to perform inventive research that will increase knowledge and enable life-saving medical advances.

The two prizes will be awarded to young scientists whose research will make strides in vaccine and immunology research, especially those using innovative and unexpected technologies to tackle projects in creative ways. The awards are for $150,000, and applications will be reviewed by a panel of independent scientists.

Anyone under the age of 35 is welcome to apply, and international applicants are also encouraged.

he winners will be announced in June at the Convergence of Human Immunology and Vaccine Research at the University for Southern California.

If you are interested in applying, the pre-application deadline is Feb. 12, and the full application is due March 5, 2018.

Rachel Evans ( is a graduate student at Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health. Her research focuses on understanding malaria transmission and improving malaria treatments.

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