The AstraZeneca Foundation launches the 6th Young Researcher Awards in collaboration with the Carlos III Health Institute (ISCIII). This initiative seeks to promote the professional development of young scientists in the field of health through the development of research projects on the following four thematic priorities: “Oncology, Precision Medicine and Immuno-Oncology”, “Respiratory and Immunology”, “Cardiovascular, Kidney and Metabolism” and “Vaccines and Immunotherapies”.

The main objective is to facilitate the achievement of transferable results that improve the health of citizens and generate greater scientific knowledge through the promotion of synergies between new research groups, the latter being the main novelty of this year’s call. This call includes the concession of an Honorary Award for Excellence in Scientific Trajectory, which will be destined to further encourage the award-winning researcher’s line of research.

This initiative seeks to promote research between research groups from different autonomous communities and is aimed at networks made up of research groups that present projects of a strong clinical and translational nature in four thematic areas of priority for health.

Candidates can submit their applications until 8 September 2022. More information can be found here

This is, undoubtedly an excellent opportunity for the promotion of young Spanish scientists.

About the AstraZeneca Foundation

The AstraZeneca Foundation is a non-profit institution with a strong interest in promoting research, science and the dissemination of results, betting on scientific talent and promoting the development of research projects in different fields, with the aim of promoting the modernisation of the Spanish health structure by cooperating in the area of health.

Posted by Juan M. Corchado

Juan Manuel Corchado (15 May 1971, Salamanca, Spain) is Professor at the University of Salamanca. He has been Vice-Rector for Research from 2013 to 2017 and Director of the Science Park of the University of Salamanca. Elected as Dean of the Faculty of Science twice, he holds a PhD in Computer Science from the University of Salamanca and a PhD in Artificial Intelligence from the University of the West of Scotland. He leads the renowned BISITE (Bioinformatics, Intelligent Systems and Educational Technology) Research Group, created in 2000. Director of the IoT Digital Innovation Hub and President of the AIR Institute, J. M. Corchado is also Visiting Professor at the Osaka Institute of Technology since January 2015, Visiting Professor at the Universiti Malaysia Kelantan and Member of the Advisory Group on Online Terrorist Propaganda of the European Counter Terrorism Centre (EUROPOL). J. M. Corchado has been president of the IEEE Systems, Man and Cybernetics Society, and academic coordinator of the University Institute for Research in Art and Animation Technology at the University of Salamanca, as well as researcher at the Universities of Paisley (UK), Vigo (Spain) and the Plymouth Marine Laboratory (UK). He currently combines all his activity with the direction of Master programmes in Security, Digital Animation, Mobile Telephony, Information Systems Management, Internet of Things, Social Media, 3D Design and Printing, Blockchain, Z System, Industry 4.0, Agile Project Management, and Smart Cities & Intelligent Buildings, at the University of Salamanca and his work as editor-in-chief of the journals ADCAIJ (Advances in Distributed Computing and Artificial Intelligence Journal), OJCST (Oriental Journal of Computer Science and Technology) or Electronics MDPI (Computer Science & Engineering section). J. M. Corchado mainly works on projects related to Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, Blockchain, IoT, Fog Computing, Edge Computing, Smart Cities, Smart Grids and Sentiment Analysis. He has recently been included in the board of trustees of the AstraZeneca Foundation, along with other health professionals and researchers recognised for bringing scientific knowledge closer to society.