Awarding the extraordinary
Three LEO Foundation Awards of each 100.000 USD will be presented in 2019
The LEO Foundation Awards constitute a global recognition and are given annually to outstanding young scientists whose work represent extraordinary contributions to dermatology research. There will be three awards of 100.000 USD, one in each of the Americas, EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa) and Asia-Pacific regions.
Objectives for LEO Foundation Awards
With our LEO Foundation Awards, we want to recognize the individual young researchers and scientists around the world, whose work represent extraordinary contributions to medical research and whose results advance our understanding of skin diseases and have the potential to pave the way for new and improved treatments. Furthermore, we want our awards to benefit and strengthen the entire dermatology research community.
More information about the awards will be made available here in the week starting 17 December 2018.
LEO Foundation Awards – Deadline for application
Awards of a 100.000 USD in three regions
Starting in 2019, the LEO Foundation Awards will be given as regional awards of 100.000 USD each within the three regions:
EMEA (Europe/Middle East/Africa)
Thereby the awards will be covering the whole world and being a global recognition. Each annual regional award will be presented in collaboration with the relevant investigative dermatology societies from each region (e.g. ESDR, SID and JSID).
All future LEO Foundation Awardees will be requested to join the LEO Foundation Alumni Club and to participate and contribute at two events within three years following their receipt of the award. The LEO Foundation will agree events and contributions with all awardees.
Who can apply for LEO Foundation Awards
An applicant should
- Have conducted the research on which the application is based and have his/her primary workplace within the relevant region at the time of being selected as awardee
- Be between 30 and 40 years of age at the time of being selected as awardee. Natural and reasonable career breaks such as paternity/maternity leave, military service or the like may be deducted
- Be able to demonstrate scientific merits in the form of at least 5 peer-reviewed first author or co-first author publications within skin-related research
- Be an active scientist within skin-related research
- Agree to become a member of the ‘LEO Foundation Alumni Club’ with accompanying obligations, if selected as awardee
An applicant should NOT
- Have commercial or cosmetic/aesthetic research as his/her primary focus
- Have personal or financial ties to LEO Pharma, including involvement in e.g. sponsored studies or clinical trials at PI level
- Be an earlier recipient of a LEO Foundation Award
- Be an earlier recipient of another prize or award (personal or for research) exceeding a value of 50.000 USD. Regular research grants are exempt from this condition.
The LEO Foundation will ensure an independent and unbiased evaluation process in which all applications will be evaluated based on the same criteria and towards the same scientific level
Please, have a look at all the previous awardees below or have a sneak peak into the research of the 2018 awardees from Tokyo and USA:
Gold – Dr. Hayato Takahashi
Silver – Dr. Tiffany Scharschmidt
Gold – Dr. Maria Kasper
Silver – Dr. Christoph Schlapbach
Gold – Dr. Amaya Virós
Silver – Dr. Thomas Wiesner
Gold – Dr. Nicola Segata
Silver – Dr. Kilian Eyerich
Gold – Dr. Kim B. Jensen
Silver – Dr. Christina Zielinski
Gold – Dr. Onur Boyman
Silver – Dr. Muzlifah Haniffa
Gold – David Schrama
Silver – Dr. Andrea Chiricozzi
Gold – Dr. Claus Johansen
Silver – Dr. Charlotte Menné Bonefeld
Gold – Dr. Jacob Pontoppidan Thyssen
Silver – Dr. Andor Pivarcsi
Gold – Dr. Christian Vestergaard
Silver – Dr. Ilkka Helanterä
Gold – Dr. Lars Norlén
Silver – Dr. William Agace