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Carl Zeiss European Young Investigator Award 2012
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Call for Nominations

This annual award recognizes a young researcher for their distinguished research contribution in the wider field of ophthalmic research, including visual psychophysics, physiological and biomedical optics and the research efforts to overcome the respective optical limitations of vision. Carl Zeiss sponsors this award, which honors a young researcher during his/her PhD thesis work or within a maximum of five years after finalizing their PhD at the time of nomination.

About the Award

"A distinguished research contribution in ophthalmic research" is any high-quality original research that has direct implications and contributions at the interface of physics, biology and medicine, with focus on optical issues with high relevance for the quality of vision (for instance for the optical corrections of the eye). Nominators and candidates may reside in, or be citizens of, any country. However nominators and candidates should have spent a significant portion of their research activities as member of and/or in close collaboration with European Research Institutes.

The selection procedure will be performed by peer review. The award winner we will be announced and featured at the Gateway to Vision Research and other publications of interest. 

The award consists of 3,000 Euro and 1,000 Euro travel stipend

The selected awardee will have the obligation to give an award lecture on the topic at the Annual Meeting 2012 of the European Association for Vision and Eye Research in Nice, France. Not eligible are nomination of candidates with a direct industrial affiliation and employees of the Carl Zeiss Group. All aspects of implementation will be performed by the European Vision Institute. Any recourse to courts of law is excluded.
Contact at Carl Zeiss Vision: Dr. Christian Lappe, email: christian.lappe(at)

The period for nominations expired

Please don't send any further nominations for the Carl Zeiss European Young Investigator Award 2012. The Deadline for the nominations was July 31, 2012, 12:00h CET

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