James Heineman Research Award

A research award for scientists working in the fields of biological and biomedical research which is funded by the Minna-James-Heineman-Sitftung and administered by the Minerva Stiftung.

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The James Heineman Research Award for biological and biomedical research was instituted in 1996 / 1997 in memory of James Heineman, the son of the founder of the Heineman-Stiftung, Dannie Heineman. The award is bestowed every other year and alternately to outstanding young scientists from Max Planck Institutes and the Weizmann Institute of Science working in the field of biology, medicine or biomedical research. It should give an additional impulse to the field of research in question and encourage outstanding academic achievements of exceptionally highly qualified young scientists in international collaboration.

The Heineman Stiftung

Established by Dannie Heineman in 1951, the Minna-James-Heineman-Stiftung supports research projects that promote scientific progress and foster international cooperation especially between Israel and Germany. The foundation finances life sciences research projects carried out by partnerships between the Max Planck Society, the Weizmann Institute of Science, and Heineman Medical Research (U.S.A.), issues two bi-annual awards for young scientists and backs several grants and small projects in the Hanover region (Germany), where it was founded.

Owning to its Israel expertise, the Minerva Stiftung, as a subsidiary of the Max Planck Society, functions as the project executing organisation for the project grants for young scientists in biological and biomedical research and the James Heineman Research Award.

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