Thanks to a partnership established in 2012 between the Fondation ACTERIAACTing on European Research in Immunology and Allergology - and EFISEuropean Federation of Immunological Societies - four prizes will be awarded for the best doctoral theses defended in the last 3 years and for the best early career research work of investigators with up to 10 years postdoctoral experience in the fields of immunology and allergology.

The two ACTERIA Doctoral Prizes and the two ACTERIA Early Career Research Prizes carry cash awards of €15,000 and €30,000 each, respectively, plus the possibility of financing of €50,000/year for three-year research projects to be performed in European institutions.

Individual researchers meeting eligibility criteria and members in good-standing of an EFIS-affiliated National Society are invited to apply here. Applications will be forwarded to the applicant’s respective National Society for the evaluation and selection of nominees.

Nominations will be accepted exclusively from EFIS-affiliated National Societies, which will have the option of submitting up to four candidates (i.e., one candidate for each prize).

Winners of the 2018 ACTERIA Prizes awarded by EFIS will be announced no later than April 15th, 2018. The prizes will be formally awarded at a specially organized Plenary Session of the 5th European Congress of Immunology to be held September 2-5, 2018 in Amsterdam, during which the four laureates will be expected to speak and present their work.


The next ACTERIA Prizes campaign and call for applications will be announced no later than June 30, 2020, with a submission deadline of December 31, 2020. As is now custom, prizes will be awarded and laureates acknowledged at the 6th ECI set to take place September 1-4, 2021 in Belgrade.