Woman Under 40

Besides the established Nanonica Prize for the breakthrough of the year in the field of nanotechnology, a new grant will be offered from 2018, and every 2 years thereafter: Nanonica Woman Under 40 (NWU40).

In 2018 this grant will be assigned to the most significant breakthrough research project in the field of respiratory diseases, encompassing RRI principles and carried out by a female scientist, investigator, clinician or allied healthcare professional (MD, MSc, PhD, MD-PhD or equivalent) who is under the age of 40.

The grant will be awarded based on scientific merit.

  • Applicants should provide and send by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. the following documents before January the 31st:
  • A research project description including the scientific rationale and key references (10 pages maximum, front size 12pts Arial)
  • A short curriculum vitae (2 pages maximum)
  • A list of publications

The expert opinion of the committee members will make a shortlist and then select the winning project on the basis of relevance and innovativeness of the project (originality, added value and potential of future translational relevance of the project) and quality of candidate.

The grant will be communicated via email to the winner by the 12th of February 2018 and made public by the 19th of February 2018.