The 2020 edition of the Sid Watkins Scholarship will offer a fully-funded FIA Safety Department role.
Formula 1 managing director of motorsport Ross Brawn, German Motor Sport Federation medical director Michael Scholz and FIA safety director Adam Baker form the judging panel for the fourth running of the scheme created in honour of long-time Formula 1 doctor and motorsport safety pioneer Watkins.
FIA Medical Commission president Gerard Saillant said: "This is the fourth time we have awarded the highly coveted Watkins Scholarship, but the first time the role will be directly within the FIA Safety Department.
"The recipient will have the opportunity to work on various high-level projects at the heart of motorsport safety."
An FIA statement added that the winning candidate will be involved in safety research covering all areas "from Formula 1 to karting", working from the FIA's Geneva office for a year.
Applicants are required to have "recently completed an advanced tertiary qualification (e.g. a Masters Degree or PhD) and be able to demonstrate a high level of academic success" and must be "highly motivated with a strong interest in motorsport, either in the medical or engineering fields".