The Awards will be conferred based on an application process and the following criteria:

  • Excellence and clear commitment to the chosen area of obesity research. In addition,
  • Recipients will have earned their PhD within the past five years or MD within the past eight years from the application submission deadline date.
  • Recipients must work in a university, hospital or another not-for-profit research institution in Europe throughout the 1-year award period.

The call for applications is now open.   The deadline for receipt of applications is Monday 16 December 2024.

The Excellence Prize and New Investigator Awards are a collaboration between the European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO) and the Novo Nordisk Foundation (NNF). EASO has established an independent Assessment Committee to review nominations and elect successful candidates.  Financial support for the prize comes from the Novo Nordisk Foundation.

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