The International Society of Systemic Auto-Inflammatory Diseases

Dr. Dan Kastner Award

ISSAID is excited to launch the new Dr. Dan Kastner Award and call all ISSAID young investigators to apply.

The award of € 5,000 aims at supporting a collaborative project between two independent institutions with the aim of acquiring or disseminating knowledge. Young investigators from all continents are warmly invited to submit their application before 26 February 2024.

Submit your application here:

Criteria and timeline for the application are available below.



The Dr. Dan Kastner Award aims at supporting a prospective collaborative effort between two institutions, either virtually or physically, in the field of autoinflammatory disease. The collaboration project may be clinical, basic or translational – with the goal of acquiring or disseminating knowledge and experience.

ISSAID warmly encourages young investigators from low-resources area to apply.

The award consists of a fixed amount of € 5,000 to be used either as seed funding or full funding of your project. The project may be co-funded by other sources (secured by applicants themselves).



  • Launch of application: 15 November 2023
  • Application deadline: 26 February 2024
  • Project completion: March 2025
  • Report to be presented at ISSAID 2025



  • Project must relate to the ISSAID mission
  • Applicants should be young investigators i.e. in their early career (within approximately 5 to 7 years* of the first academic appointment)
  • Application must be co-submitted by 2 individuals from independent institutions
  • Outcome of the project must be presented at the next ISSAID congress

*Exception may apply in case of compelling circumstances for gaps in your career.



Submission should include a one-page CV following the standardized template HERE. CVs of more than 1 page will not be accepted.


Applicants should summarize in 300 words:

  • The collaborative nature of the two sites
  • The description of the project and timeline
  • How this award will make a meaningful difference to their career / region
  • How applicants intend to use the money (final report to ISSAID)


Submit your application through this online form: APPLICATION FORM