2021 Nomination Deadline for Fondation Pour l’Audition Prizes Announced

The Fondation Pour l’Audition (FPA) is a French public-interest foundation that seeks to promote scientific progress, provide new solutions and offer new hope to people impacted by hearing loss.

The 2021 nomination deadline for the Foundation’s Scientific Grand Prize has been published. The prize is awarded annually to honour major research discoveries, either clinical or basic, in the field of hearing research. Nominations for translational research discoveries are also encouraged.

The prize is open to international candidates.

Nominations for the Grand Prize are accepted in respect of practicing researchers and doctors anywhere holding a faculty position as either MD, PhD or MD/PhD and still active in research/practice. Nominations can only be submitted by peers.

The Grand Prize winner is awarded €100,000.

In addition to the Scientific Grand Prize, the FPA also administers the Early Career Scientific Prizes. The prizes are awarded to recognise excellent basic science or clinical research in the field of hearing sciences by early career researchers in France.

To be eligible, candidates must fulfil the following:

Be a researcher or doctor.

Be a French citizen or French resident for at least five years.

Aged under 45.

Working in a French academic or clinical public research institution.

Within 12 years of the award of their PhD/MD degree, or the end of a clinical residency or fellowship as of 1 January 2021.

Candidates may self-nominate or may be nominated by their peers.

There are two awards of €40,000 – one for basic science and one for clinical research.

Nominations for the FPA Prizes must be submitted by the deadline of 15 April 2021 (17:00 Paris time).

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