This bi-annual award is established to encourage progress in autoimmunity research. 
This is a prize awarded to 3 young scientists who have enriched the field of autoimmunity
through outstanding, creative and independent research.

The MAI Award 2018 will be presented during the Plenary Session.

Application for the MAI Award 2018 will be open September 1 - September 31, 2017.

Selection is made by an International Scientific Committee comprised of well established authorities within the autoimmunity disease fields.

This award is supported by the industry, please click here for further information. 


Award considerations are:

  • Up to the age of 40 as of October 1, 2017
  • Quality and impact of scientific publications (= H index)
  • Research in the forefront
  • Quality and level of independence 
  • Professional implication on career 
You can either apply yourself or nominate somebody. The candidate should be a not
yet established scientist (no head of departme​nt or professor).


Information needed to be supplied when applying yourself or nominating a candidate for the Award. The applicant/nominee should be a not yet established scientist (no department head or professor).

1. The following information of the candidate is required
  • ​Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Institute/Hospital
  • Department
  • Full address
  • Phone
  • Fax
  • Mobile
  • e-mail
  • (Present) official title/profession/position
  • Degree

2. A motivation (half a page) why you/this person should be a candidate for the Award.
    The Scientific Committee will take into consideration the following:
  • Quality and impact of scientific publications (= H index) 
  • Is the research in the forefront of international efforts?
  • The quality and level of independence of the research.
  • Professional implications the prize may have on the candidate’s career.

3. Enclose a list of all the candidates publications, devided into originals and reviews.

4. Highlight and enclose 3–5 of his/her most important articles.

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