The Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers (SPIE) has partnered with four international biomedical optics laboratories and the Hillenkamp family to establish the SPIE–Franz Hillenkamp Postdoctoral Fellowship in Problem-Driven Biophotonics and Biomedical Optics.
The fellowship honors the distinguished career of medical laser pioneer Franz Hillenkamp as a researcher, teacher, and mentor who had enormous international impact.
An annual award of US$75,000 will support young investigators with PhD, MD, or equivalent degrees to perform interdisciplinary problem-driven research and specifically train in how to translate novel technologies into clinical practice. There are no restrictions on geographical location, but the proposed research must be original and lead to new diagnostics and/or therapeutics in medicine and biology.
Applications for the first fellowship in January 2018 are due 27 October.