The Sinnecker-Kunz Award for early career researchers (ECRs) will be presented during the 15th International Symposium on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases (ISTTBD-XV) in 2023. The aim of the award is to acknowledge distinguished achievements by ECRs.
The award is named in honour of the late virologist Professor Herbert Sinnecker, who was the first to find tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus in Germany and the virologist Christian Kunz, who developed the first European TBE vaccine.
This is the fifth time that the award will be presented.
Eligible persons for the award are ECRs who are currently performing postgraduate studies, or have recently (after March 2021) obtained a MSc or PhD degree in the field of ticks and tick-borne diseases (not restricted to TBE research only!). Applicants could submit their abstracts and CV until 01 December 2022. Please note that a short confirmation from your professor must also be enclosed with the application.
The successful applicants will present their research during the Sinnecker-Kunz session, which will be part of the regular conference programme. A jury of scientists will appraise all presentations and the three awards 1st – 500 EUR, 2nd – 300 EUR & 3rd – 200 EUR will be presented during the closing ceremony.
Two Poster Awards will be selected at the 15th International Symposium on Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases (ISTTBD-XV) from all presented poster submissions. A jury of scientists will appraise all posters and the awards will be presented during the closing ceremony. Both Poster Awards are endowed with 100 EUR.