Eric K. Fernström’s Foundation for the Advancement of Scientific Medical Research has decided, after careful consideration, to cancel this year’s announcement of Eric K. Fernström’s award to younger, especially promising and successful researchers, often called the Minor Fernströms Prize. The reason is the great uncertainty about whether it is possible to have an awards ceremony with associated festivities in November as planned, under the circumstances.
Thus, the nominations submitted for the Lilla Fernströms Prize will not be considered this year, but are invited to be nominated next year instead. The maximum age for applicants will temporarily be extended by one year to 46. Next year’s announcement is planned to come out after the turn of the year.