MAI Award

MAI Award

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 2020 will be held during Autoimmunity 2020 Congress. Selection is made by an International Scientific Committee comprised of well-established authorities within the autoimmunity disease fields.

Application for the MAI Award 2020 will open on 1 November and will close on 30 November 2019.

First Prize: Up to $30,000 and an invitation to hold a plenary lecture at Autoimmunity 2020 Congress.

Two Additional prizes: Up to $10,000 and an invitation to present a lecture at Autoimmunity 2020 Congress.

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  • The winners will be announced during January 2020.
  • Please note that the candidate must be registered to the congress by 30 November 2019.


The Scientific Committee will take into consideration the following:

  • 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 November 2019.


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
  • e-mail
  • Present official title/profession/position
  • Degree

motivational cover letter (half a page) why you / nominee should be a candidate for the Award.

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

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

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

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

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

The Award is granted under the condition that the Winner and his/her Institute/Hospital enters into a Research Grant Agreement with the supporting company (see details here), that Winner reports about use of the Award funding and unused funding is returned or used for other approved Research Grants.