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Early Career EXCELLENCE Award

It is our pleasure to announce that the International Complement Society will present an ICS Early Career Award for Research in Complement at the Complement Workshop 2023 in order to recognize outstanding work by a younger colleague in the field.


The Early Career Award, established in 2014, acknowledges excellence in complement-focused research by a scientist who is in the early stages of an independent career, and provides support to stimulate further research of the highest scientific level.

Eligibility criteria: 

In order to meet the criteria for the Early Career Award, nominees should be younger than 40 years old at the nomination date and have held a Faculty position for no more than 10 years, though special consideration will be given to those who have taken career breaks. Appropriate research by the candidate may be based on laboratory investigations, clinical or epidemiological studies, experimental animal studies, or a combination thereof, in the field of complement. Nominees must be employed in a University, non-profit research institution or hospital. Nominations may be suggested and submitted by any member of the ICS.   Self-applications are not accepted

What you need for the nomination:
All documentation must be submitted electronically through the meeting website.  Once you have your documents together, click the link below to upload the following documents:

    • CV and proof of the nominee's eligibility;
    • Career Document - List of up to five key original papers published in the last (3) years (published or accepted for publication) with a short description of the candidate’s career, her/his research interests and personal contributions to the various research projects s/he has been participating.
    • Three (3) letters of support with at least two (2) from individuals outside the nominating institution, submitted as individual PDF files and uploaded on the online system.
    • A color photograph submitted as TIFF, EPS, PNG or JPEG file measuring at least 4 x 6 at 300 dpi resolution for publication. Photo filename format: LastName

Nomination for Early Career Award: 

The nomination deadline is June 15

The ICS board will select the awardee, who will be notified of the decision mid June

Presentation and announcement of the award: 

The award will be presented by the President of the ICS at the Annual Complement Workshop.

The Early Career Awardee will be honored with a Certificate of Award and a honorarium of $2,500.  S/he will then give a 25-min lecture on her/his research at the Annual Complement Workshop. The awardee will be published in the final program of the ICW, the ICS newsletter, and on the ICS website.

Recipients of the Early Career Award


Ben King

Lund University



John Lee

University of Queensland



Hrishikesh Kulkarni

Washington University of St. Louis

United States


Lubka Roumenina




Mikkel-Ole Skjodt

University of Copenhagen



Trent Woodruff

University of Queensland



Susan Rooijakkers

UMC Utrecht



Daniel Ricklin

University of Basel


Recipients of the Mid Career Award


Claudia Kemper

National Institutes of Health



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