The European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD) is inviting applications for the ABCD & Merial Young Scientist Award 2010, created to award those who have made an “original contribution” to the field of feline infectious diseases and/or immunology.
The European Advisory Board on Cat Diseases (ABCD) is inviting applications for the ABCD & Merial Young Scientist Award 2010.
Candidates should have made an original contribution to the field of feline infectious diseases and/or immunology, which has been published or accepted for publication in a referenced journal (PubMed, Web of Science, Web of Knowledge), or accepted by another assessing body (e.g. a Thesis Committee) in 2008 or later.
Candidates should be based in Europe (EU or EFTA country), have completed a veterinary or biomedical curriculum, and be 35 years of age or younger.
Applications should be made in English in an electronic format and include a short abstract (max. 500 words) of the work the applicant wishes to submit, as well as a short curriculum vitae and two personal references. Any relevant publications and/or dissertation on the topic should be included. The deadline for submission is February 1, 2010.
The award of 1000 € is funded by Merial and will be presented by the ABCD at the congress of the European Society of Feline Medicine (ESFM) to be held in Amsterdam (Netherlands) from June 18 to 20, 2010.
The award winner will be informed and receive a complimentary registration to this congress. Return travel expenses and accommodation will also be covered to allow the laureate to attend the event. The award will be given at the winner’s presentation of his/her findings at this event.
Recipient of the ABCD & Merial Young Scientist Award 2009, presented at the ESFM congress on 20 June in Dubrovnik, was Jonas Wensman (SLU, Sweden), for his work on borna disease in cats.