MAI Award 2024

MAI Award 2024

The Mosaic of Autoimmunity – MAI Award, is a bi-annual award established to encourage progress in autoimmunity research.

Three young scientists will be awarded with Research Grant funding to their institutions for scientific projects in order to further develop their contribution to the field of autoimmunity through outstanding, creative and independent research.

The award ceremony for the MAI Award 2024 will be held during the 14th International Congress on Autoimmunity in Ljubljana on 17-20 May 2024. Selection is made by an International Scientific Committee comprised of well-established authorities within the autoimmunity disease fields.

Main Prize: up to $30,000 and an invitation to present a lecture at Autoimmunity 2024 Congress.

Two Additional prizes: up to $10,000 and an invitation to present a lecture at Autoimmunity 2024 Congress.

Application start: 1 October 2023

Application deadline: 15 January 2024

Please note that the candidate should submit the abstract and be registered to the congress.


Criteria for Selection

  • Quality and impact of scientific publications (= H index)
  • Is the planned research in the forefront of international efforts?
  • The quality and level of independence of the previous and planned research
  • Candidates must be up to the age of 40 as of 1 October 2023
  • Canidate should submit the abstract for AUTO24 Congress

Guidelines for Application/Nomination

You can either apply for yourself or nominate somebody with his/her consent regarding the nomination and submission of personal data as described below. The candidate should not yet be an established scientist (not a head of department or professor).

Your application / nomination must include the following personal details:

  • ​Full name
  • Date of birth
  • Institute/Hospital
  • Department
  • Full address
  • Phone
  • Fax
  • Mobile phone
  • E-mail
  • Present official title/profession/position
  • Degree

You will also be asked for the following:

  • A motivational cover letter (half a page) why you / nominee should be a candidate for the Award.
  • A list of all the candidates’ publications, divided into originals and reviews.
  • Highlight  3–5 of his/her most important articles.

Add a description of the Research Project including estimated detailed budget:

  • Introduction with background on the relevance of the research
  • Project objectives
  • Descriptions of methods
  • Milestones, expected timeline and use of budget
  • Expected impact on the scientific and medical field of autoimmunity and how the research will impact patients with autoimmune diseases quality of life
  • Ethical approval
  • References

The application needs to be endorsed by the Institution which will be the recipient of the Award payment.

Add the Institution name, contact details and bank account details of the Institution that will receive and administer the Award money.

The Award is granted under the conditions:

  • Winner and his/her Institute/Hospital enters into a Research Grant Agreement with the supporting company
  • Winner reports about use of the Award funding
  • Unused funding is returned or used for other approved Research Grants.