Scientific prizes : now open to international candidates

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La Fondation Pour l’Audition lance, pour la 3ème année, ses prix scientifiques et intensifie son action en ouvrant son grand prix scientifique à l’international

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Fondation Pour l’Audition launches its third year of scientific prizes and reinforces its action by opening its Scientific Grand Prize to international candidates

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Fondation Pour l’Audition launches its third year of scientific prizes and strengthens its action by opening its Scientific Grand Prize to international candidates.

Fondation Pour l’Audition, a public-interest foundation, has committed to an ambitious program of research, healthcare and disease prevention in the field of hearing health. As part of this mission, it rewards and supports pioneering hearing science researchers.

Hearing health is a major public health issue: worldwide, more than 360 million people, including 32 million children, have incapacitating hearing loss. Through its commitment, Fondation Pour L’audition aims to promote scientific progress, provide new solutions and offer new hope to people impacted by hearing loss.

At a time when a new Hearing Institute is due to open in the heart of Paris and major progress is being made in hearing science, such as inner ear gene therapy, Fondation Pour l’Audition is reinforcing its contribution by encouraging young French talents and paying tribute to scientific breakthroughs in France, and for the first time, abroad.
 

AN INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC GRAND PRIZE

Previously French in scope, the Scientific Grand Prize is now open to international candidates, reflecting the Foundation’s ambition and commitment to supporting research worldwide.
This award pays tribute to scientists and doctors whose work represents a major breakthrough in hearing science, offering new hope to all. Since these scientific advances go beyond borders, Fondation Pour l’Audition wants to support experts who are accelerating progress in hearing research, wherever they are – in France or abroad.

This Grand Prize is open to practicing researchers and doctors. Each nomination must be submitted by a peer, who should highlight the candidate’s qualities and achievements. The criteria evaluated include their standing and reputation in the scientific and medical community, their expertise, experience and achievements, the quality and excellence of their research, and finally the impact of their work on hearing health.

Once the nominations have been evaluated by the Fondation Pour l’Audition’s independent selection committee, the winning nomination is submitted for approval to the Foundation Pour l’Audition’s Scientific Council.

The laureate of the Grand Prize is awarded €100,000.
 

TWO EARLY CAREER SCIENTIFIC PRIZES

The Fondation Pour l’Audition Early Career Scientific Prize is awarded annually to two French scientists in recognition of the excellence of their work and its impact on hearing sciences in two categories: clinical research and fundamental research.

To apply, candidates must be researchers or doctors working at a university or public research institution. The age limit is 45. As for the Grand Prize, each candidate must be nominated by a peer.

Once their eligibility has been verified by Fondation Pour l’Audition, the nominations are evaluated by a selection committee composed of independent hearing science experts. 

This committee considers the quality and excellence of candidates’ research and proposes one laureate per category to the Fondation Pour l’Audition Scientific Committee.

Each laureate is awarded €40,000.
 

HOW TO NOMINATE A CANDIDATE

To nominate a candidate, please visit http://www.fondationpourlaudition.org/fr/?project_call=prix-agir-pour-laudition-agir-pour-le-futur

You will also find details on the nomination and evaluation process for the 2018 scientific prizes.
 

CALENDAR
 

March 2018 Launch of the call for nominations 
April 20, 2018 Closing date for nominations
May 2018 Meeting of the selection committee
June 2018 Meeting of the FPA Scientific Council 
June 2018 Meeting of the FPA Board of Directors
July 2018  Notification of the laureates
October 15, 2018 Awards ceremony

 

EXTENSION TO MAY 4, 2018 FOR NOMINATIONS FOR THE FPA EARLY CAREER SCIENTIFIC PRIZE – CLINICAL RESEARCH