CEFIC Long-range Research Innovation Science Award

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC)

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Grant amount: €100,000

Anticipated deadline: Mar 18, 2020

Applicant type: Postdoctoral Researcher Faculty

Funding uses: Research

Location of project: Europe

Location of residency: Europe

Degree requirements: Applicants must be within a few years of receiving their PhD

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The LRI Award is an initiative of the European Chemical Industry Council (Cefic), in conjunction with the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), the Association of European Toxicologists and European Societies of Toxicology (EUROTOX), the International Society of Exposure Sciences (ISES) is offering a €100,000 award to support promising new research in the field of novel approaches to the characterisation of molecular initiating events, or other key events, in pathways of human and environmental toxicity.

In 2012 the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) launched a programme for the definition of Adverse Outcome Pathways (AOPs) as analytical constructs that describe series of linked events that are causally related and that lead to an adverse health outcome/environmental effect at the tissue, organismal or population level. Such AOPs characteristically describe molecular initiating events (MIE) and other subsequent key events on the pathway to an adverse outcome.

We are seeking innovative research, focused either on human health or environmental safety, that is pioneering new approaches to identifying and characterising MIE and other key events/biomarkers relevant for important new AOPs.

The objective of this LRI Award is to stimulate innovative research, ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking and new approaches which will advance the development and application of new and existing data in the assessment of chemical safety.

The research should be complementary to the Long-range Research Initiative’s (LRI) objectives, a chemical industry funded programme that aims at enhancing scientific knowledge to help protect human health and the environment.

You can learn more about this opportunity by visiting the funder's website.


  • Who can apply?
    • European-based scientists with less than ten years post-doctoral experience.
    • Active involvement in interdisciplinary research, current academic track record, and access to appropriate networks will be considered in the selection.
    • There is no age limit for applicants.