The Eppendorf Award for Young European Investigators is presented to young scientists for outstanding achievements in the field of biomedical research based on methods of molecular biology. The award is presented in partnership with the scientific journal Nature. Last year’s winner was Simon Boulton of Cancer Research UK’s London Research Institute, for his work on genome instability and cancer. A list of previous winners is available here. The deadline for applications for the 2009 award is 30 June, and details of how to apply can be found at Eppendorf’s website. Applications must include a title summarizing the submitted work, a curriculum vitae, a publication list, PDFs of up to three of the candidate’s published papers, and a 300-word (maximum) essay summarizing the submitted papers. The prize will be awarded by a committee of four experts, chaired by Professor Kai Simons of the Max-Planck Institute for Molecular Cell Biology and Genetics, Dresden. Neither Eppendorf nor Nature has any influence on deciding on the winner.