Applications from 23 countries, 160 total projects, of which almost 70% by female researchers: these are the numbers of the ninth edition of the IBSA Foundation for Scientific Research Fellowships. Through this annual programme, IBSA Foundation aims to support young talents who stand out for their skills and for particularly prominent projects, which in the future could change the treatment of specific conditions.
The 2021 edition offered six scholarships for researchers under 40, from universities worldwide. The scholarships, each worth € 30,000, awarded the most deserving and innovative projects in five scientific areas: dermatology, endocrinology, fertility/urology, pain medicine/orthopaedics/rheumatology and regenerative medicine (special edition 2021).
“Believing in the future means recognising today’s talents and helping them pursue the path that will lead them to make a difference tomorrow”, explained Silvia Misti, Director of IBSA Foundation. “The work we carry out at IBSA Foundation for Scientific Research is precisely that of supporting research and the people who conduct it. With the Fellowship program, we intend to reward those projects that could change the treatment of certain conditions in the future”.