Call for Proposals: Jürgen Wehland Prize for young scientists in infection research

Application deadline: 1 August, 2013

As in the previous years, the Helmholtz Centre for Infection Research (HZI) in Braunschweig and the Friends of the HZI are going to honour an excellent young researcher in the field of infection biology. The award was established in 2011 in memory of the former Scientific Director of the HZI, Professor Jürgen Wehland.


The Jürgen Wehland Prize includes prize money of 5,000 Euros and will be awarded on 24 October, 2013. The award ceremony will take place during the scientific symposium “NORDI”, which will be held in honour of Professor Jürgen Wehland (NoRDI website). The call is aimed at young scientists with research focus on infection biology. Their doctorate should have been completed within the last five years; parental leave will be taken into account. The applicants should currently work in a German‐speaking region, preferably in Northern Germany, or have performed their work in this region.

Personal applications are possible as well as suggestions from a supervisor or superior.


Please send your application in one PDF file via email. Application requirements:

  1. Short description of research (1 page)
  2. CV
  3. list of publications
  4. brief assessment of the research by an established scientist (1 page)
  5. contact addresses of the candidate and the assessing scientist
  6. one to a maximum of three publications that emerged from the work


Please send the documents via email to The application deadline is 1 August, 2013.

For further information, please contact Dr. Corinna Richthammer, +49 531 6181‐1006, email: