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Cefic-LRI Award

The LRI Innovative Science Award is an initiative of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), in conjunction with the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), the Association of European Toxicologists and European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX), and the International Society of Exposure Sciences (ISES).

It offers 100.000€ to stimulate innovative research, ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking and new approaches which will advance the development and application of new and existing approaches in the assessment of chemical safety.

The research should be complementary to the Long-range Research Initiative’s (LRI) objectives, a chemical industry funded programme that aims at enhancing scientific knowledge to help protect human health and the environment.

There is no Cefic-LRI Innovative Science Award competition in 2024.

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Who can apply?

European-based scientists with less than ten years post-doctoral experience. Active involvement in interdisciplinary research, current academic track record, and access to appropriate networks will be considered in the selection. There is no age limit for applicants. Previous Award winners are not eligible to apply.

How does it work?

Once the topic is announced with a call for entries on the LRI website, applicants must submit a 2-page proposal. Short-listed researchers are then requested to send in a more detailed description of their work, after which the three finalists are selected to present their proposal before a jury panel in Brussels. The LRI Innovative Science Award is officially presented at the LRI Annual Workshop and the Awardee is invited to present the results of the research supported by the Award at the LRI Annual Workshop the following year.

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