Nominations for the Journal of Fungi 2021 Young Investigator Awards

Dear Colleagues,

We are pleased to announce that the Journal of Fungi is now inviting nominations for the Journal of Fungi 2021 Young Investigator Awards. This prize will be given to three young investigators in recognition of her/his excellence in the field of pathogenic fungi, fungal biology, and all other aspects of fungal research. All nominations will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee led by the Editor-in-Chief, Prof. Dr. David S. Perlin.                                                                                                       

The prize:

− One 2000 CHF (Swiss Francs) for Primary Awardee; Two 1000 CHF (Swiss Francs) for Runner-up Awardees;

– Option to publish one paper free of charge in the Journal of Fungi after peer review before the end of 2022;

– An engraved plaque.

Eligibility and Requirements:

− Must be below 35 years of age or have received their PhD no more than 10 years prior to 31 December 2019);

− Must have produced ground-breaking research and made a significant contribution to the advancement of pathogenic fungi, fungal biology, and all other aspects of fungal research;

− Candidates must be nominated by senior scientists.

List of Documents for Nomination:

–Detailed Curriculum Vitae, including an updated publication list and a list of the researcher’s own research grants;

–Birth certificate or other proof of age;

–Scanned copy of doctorate certificate;

–Signed nomination letters from two established senior scientists.


Open for nominations: 1st March 2021;
Nomination deadline: 31st October 2021;
Winners announced: 31st December 2021.

How to submit nominations:

The nominations must be submitted online: .

Please do not hesitate to contact us at with any questions. We look forward to receiving your nominations.

Kind regards,

Journal of Fungi Editorial Office

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