The Julia Bodmer Award and EFI Annual Conference Bursaries


The Julia Bodmer Award and EFI Annual Conference Bursaries

Applications are invited for the prestigious Julia Bodmer Award, to be delivered during the opening session at the next EFI conference in Mannheim, Germany. The Julia Bodmer Award is given to a young scientist in recognition of their outstanding work within the Immunogenetics field. The award also acknowledges the laboratory in which the scientist has performed their research.

Any member of EFI can propose a candidate for the Julia Bodmer Award. The application must include the candidate’s CV with a list of publications and a letter of support from the head of the candidate’s laboratory. Candidates must be an EFI member (or become a member at the time of application) and be no more than 10 years past completion of their doctoral thesis if applicable; candidates who have not undertaken or completed a doctoral thesis are also eligible.

All applications will be reviewed by the Scientific Committee who will make the final decision on who will receive the award. The winner of the award will be invited to give a presentation at the Opening Ceremony of the EFI conference and to contribute a dedicated “Julia Bodmer Review” to HLA, the official EFI journal. He/she will receive €1000 in addition to the expenses for registration, travel and lodging for attending the EFI Conference.

All proposals must be sent in writing to the EFI Secretary via Ingrid Abelman at the EFI Central Office, ( before the
15th of March 2017.

EFI Personal Bursaries for the annual EFI Conference to be held in Mannheim on May 30th-June 2nd 2017.

Full details on how to apply for EFI personal bursaries are given on the EFI website in the document entitled “
EFI Personal Bursaries”.  The application form for the EFI Personal Bursaries is also available on the EFI website.

In addition to the deadlines given for personal bursary applications, an additional deadline of the
15th March 2017 has been set for applications for bursaries specifically to support attendance at the annual EFI conference in Mannheim.

Preference for these applications will be given to members who have been selected to present an abstract at the EFI conference (either oral or poster presentation). Only one bursary per laboratory will be awarded.

All bursaries are awarded on the strict condition that the recipient submits a report of ~1 page on any scientific session of the conference, which will be published in the EFI newsletter, following the conference.

For all bursary applications the following are required: completed “EFI Personal Bursary Application Form”; CV of applicant; letter of support from lab director; submitted abstract where appropriate and confirmation of selection for oral or poster presentation as soon as this is available.

These must be sent to the EFI Secretary via
Ingrid Abelman at the EFI Central Office, (

Mats Bengtsson, EFI Secretary.