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Frequently Asked Questions

Is there a specific format for the application?
Applicants should limit their initial proposal to 1 or 2 A4 pages in Arial 10 point font. This and their CV should be sent in Word format to the email: lri@cefic.be.

Who will the award go to?
The award will be presented to an individual with an appointment in a Europe-based research institution. Preference will be given to early-career scientists with active involvement in interdisciplinary research and access to appropriate networks.

What do you mean by early career scientist?
An individual with less than ten years of experience after doctoral degree is generally considered ‘early career’.

Do you have restrictions in the way the prize money should be spent?
The award can be used to fund any part of the research for which it was awarded, including salary and equipment. The winner will be asked to submit a bi-annual progress report of their work, and will be invited to present at subsequent LRI Workshops.

The finalists are invited to present their work in Brussels. Who will provide travel expenses?
Travel expenses related to the selection process and the final presentation will be provided by Cefic.

What if I am not available to go to Brussels?
Attendance for the Brussels presentation is essential. The date is communicated well in advance.

Can this award be shared by two or more scientists involved in the same project?
Only one applicant will be considered per project. However, it is not proscribed for the winner to choose to share the prize money with collaborators during the execution of the project.

 

Should you have more questions please do not hesitate to contact the LRI Secretariat at lri@cefic.be.

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