Deadline extended: applications for 2014 Prize in Diabetes, Young Researcher

This year, IDF Europe is awarding two IDF Europe Prizes in Diabetes to reward excellence, innovation and commitment in diabetes.

We have extended the deadline for the call for applications for Young Researchers. Deadline for applications is now 15 August 2014 latest.

The prizes

The winner will be awarded a 10,000 EUR prize, to be donated to a diabetes charity of the winners’ choice, as well as a commemorative plaque and a certificate. The winner will also receive a 1,000 Euro honorarium prize.

The winner of the 2014 edition of the IDF Europe Prize in Diabetes for Young Researcher will be notified of the decision of the Nominating Committee by 15 October 2014, and will be invited to take part in the awarding ceremony, which will take place in the European Parliament in Brussels on the occasion of World Diabetes Day celebrations, on 5 November 2014.

How to apply?

To apply, please fill in the IDF Europe Prize in Diabetes application form:

    Click here to download the application form for Young Researcher.

The application should contain the following documents:

  • The peer who nominates the applicant should send a short essay (500 words maximum) explaining the achievements of the individual or of the organization.
  • A brief report on the outcome basic/clinical research which forms the basis for the application. The research should be carried out fully/partly in Europe. If the research has been published, a copy of the publication should also be sent. If not yet published, a supporting statement by the supervisor or Head of the Department indicating that the nominee is the principal investigator of the research.

All applications must be submitted in electronic format by e-mail to lala@idf-europe.org or by fax to + 32 2 5371981 by 15 June 2014 latest.

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Young Researchers: eligibility criteria

  •     The applicant must be nominated by a peer and preferably working in Europe.
  •     The applicant must be a qualified health care professional aged less than 40 years.
  •     The applicant should be involved in innovative patient-oriented research in diabetes and its complications. The work carried out should demonstrate their commitment to diabetes research leading to improved health outcomes for people with diabetes.

Priority will be given to research focusing on patho-physiology of diabetes, epidemiology, education, behavioural research, care to disadvantaged populations, innovative approaches in diabetes care and treatment.