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The  EU 2014 ASPIRE Awards in  Vaccine Research are open to all investigators
provided that specific eligibility requirements are met.

Applicants currently enrolled in a fellowship or postdoctoral program are eligible
provided the applicant identifies an experienced mentor. Applicants must meet the
following requirements:


Applicants must have a professional degree (MD, DO, PhD, PharmD or equivalent) and
reside in the defined EU countries including Austria, Belgium, Denmark,
Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway,
Portugal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom.
Applicants currently enrolled in a residency program are NOT eligible.

Other Funding

No other government, non-governmental, or industry-sponsored projects may cover
the same work scope as the grant application to the ASPIRE Program. However,
a ASPIRE Program grant may be related to other funding from foundations or
government agencies, as long as there is no direct overlap. It is the responsibility
of the Applicant to justify the novelty of the proposal and provide evidence that
the application does not overlap with any current or pending funding.

Criteria for Selection - Independent, External Review Committee

The ASPIRE applications will be reviewed by an independent, external review committee
comprised of medical and scientific experts.

Grants will be awarded based upon:

  • Scientific merit of the research proposal
  • Qualifications of the applicant
  • Relevance of proposed research to the program's mission
  • Evidence of the applicant's strong research interest within the areas of focus
  • Evidence of a suitable research environment