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$25,000 Research Awards in Pneumococcal Vaccinology

To honor the memory of Robert Austrian for his pioneering and important research on pneumococci and pneumococcal diseases, Wyeth is sponsoring research awards for young scientists in the field of pneumococcal vaccinology.

Wyeth has selected the International Symposium of Pneumococci and Pneumococcal Diseases, ISPPD 2010, to manage the Robert Austrian Research Awards in Pneumococcal Vaccinology.

The ISPPD Advisory Board is responsible for the Robert Austrian Research Awards in Pneumococcal Vaccinology and has defined the research topics and criteria for the selection of award recipients. Based on these criteria, a committee, consisting of five members of the ISPPD Advisory Board will propose the award recipients to the ISPPD Advisory Board for approval.

Recipients of the Robert Austrian Research Awards in Pneumococcal Vaccinology will be selected from applications and from nominations, based on a research proposal and curriculum vitae with a list of publications and a letter of recommendation.

Five Robert Austrian Research Awards in Pneumococcal Vaccinology of $25,000 each will be awarded at the ISPPD-7, March 14-18, 2010. The award recipients are expected to present their results at ISPPD-8, 2012 in Iguaçu, Brazil.

Research Topics:
Preventing pneumococcal disease through research to discover, develop, and evaluate new and improved vaccines, delivery systems and vaccination strategies for an affordable and effective protection against pneumococci and to study the value of vaccination.

One applicant from each of the following 5 geographical regions will receive the research award: Africa, Asia/Australasia, Europe, Latin America, North America.

Deadline for Applications and Nominations: October 31, 2009.

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