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SIB International Young Bioinformatician Award 2015
Basel, Switzerland

Scholarship / Financial aid: a cash prize of CHF 10,000, an award certificate, and travel expenses

Date: 2015

Deadline: 31 January 2015

Open to: young researcher (graduate student or having finished his/her PhD within the last six years)

Announcement follows

This award recognizes the excellent and promising young career of a scientist, or a project he/she has carried out, or a paper he/she has published in the field of bioinformatics or computational biology.

General Conditions

1. Terms and Conditions

The award is open worldwide to a young researcher (graduate student or having finished his/her PhD within the last six years preceding the closing date for applications set out in article 7), who has carried out outstanding research centred on bioinformatics or computational biology (hereinafter “the Candidate”).

2. Application requirements

Applications may be submitted by:

_Any professor working in the field of bioinformatics or computational biology;
_The Candidate;

(hereinafter “the Applicant”).

Applications must include the following mandatory components:

_Documentation supporting the application (accepted publication, or two to five page summary of the project/career);
_For applications submitted by the candidate: a letter of support of the project/PhD supervisor, Head of Department or equivalent;
_A CV including list of publications.

Applications can include the following optional component:

_PhD or Master thesis.

All application materials must be submitted in English. Documents must be submitted in PDF format only and the maximum size of the files is 2MB.

3. Selection Criteria

The jury will base its selection criteria solely on the scientific excellence of the Candidate.

4. Exclusion Criteria

SIB will exclude applications that contradict the present General Conditions.

5. Jury

An international jury of high-ranked experts will review the applications and designate the award laureate (hereinafter “the Laureate”). The jury is autonomous and can decide not to attribute the Award. The jury’s decisions are final and without appeal.

6. Award

The Laureate will be announced during the 12th [BC]2 Conference in Basel, Switzerland, on 8-10 June 2015 (hereinafter “the [BC]2 Conference”) and is therefore expected to attend the [BC]2 Conference.

The Award carries a cash prize of CHF 10,000, an award certificate, and travel expenses for the Laureate to attend the [BC]2 Conference. The usage of the prize money is unconditional.

The Laureate will be invited to give a plenary talk during the [BC]2 Conference.

7. Timeline and Closing Date for Applications

Call for entries: 15 October 2014
Closing date for entries: 31 January 2015
Awards presentation: 8-10 June 2015

8. Address

Applications have to be submitted online via the application-tool of the SIB website (

9. Data Protection

The Applicant accepts that his/her personal data may be retained by SIB and may be used for SIB’s own communication or organizational purposes.

10. Governing Law

These General Conditions shall be interpreted in accordance with and governed by Swiss law.

The submission form for the SIB International Young Bioinformatician Award 2015 is available here


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