Call for applications: "Grand prix scientifique 2022" Simone and Cino Del Duca Foundation
Deadline: February 15, 2022 before midnight
Every year, the Simone and Cino Del Duca Foundation of the Institut de France awards a scientific prize based on the recommendations of a jury formed by members of the Institut de France. The scientific theme of the award alternates between disciplines of the two divisions of the Academy of Sciences. The 2022’s Grand Prix will be awarded to a French or European scientist and his/her team who will propose an ambitious research project on: “Therapeutic Chemistry”.
The SARS-CoV-2 pandemic has shown that the world lacks adequate therapeutics. In addition to vaccines, it is essential to have antivirals drugs, as successfully used for the treatment of AIDS. It is essential to encourage original research in the field of therapeutic chemistry with the aim of designing new drugs to treat patients in the early stages of the disease.
The Del Duca Grand Prize will be awarded to outstanding work in therapeutic chemistry for the treatment of infectious diseases.
The prize is as follows:
a) 200,000 € to finance the work of the award-winning group,
b) 25,000 € awarded to the pincipal investigator (PI) of the research group,
c) 50,000 € (maximum amount paid upon presentation of supporting documents) for hiring one French or foreign postdoctoral researcher to be selected by the PI, in the two years following the attribution of the award. A report must be sent within two months after the end of the contract. A contract agreement will be established between the laboratory and the Del Duca Foundation to define the conditions of payment.