European Young Researchers’ Award 2013‏

The European Young Researchers’ Award (EYRA) is granted to researchers demonstrating outstanding research performance and leadership. At the same time, the award aims to inspire early stage and experienced researchers to incorporate a European dimension and perspective into their research.
The Award is granted each year but the prize-giving-ceremony is held every two years at the Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) where the two recipients will present their work.
The Award consists of a Certificate and a grant to cover travel and accommodation for the stay in the ESOF city.
Please note, that the call for 2013 is dedicated to PhD candidates only.
Qualification Criteria
  • The research should be of demonstrably excellent quality (publications, prizes, grants etc.)
  • The research must have a clear European dimension, either because it is a collaboration of researchers in different European countries or it is a research project in one European country that addresses a research topic of European added value.
  • The applicant should have demonstrated independence or/and central role in the research project; should have inspired students working for him as well as colleagues; and should have initiated outreach to wider audiences.
Eligibility Criteria
  • Candidates should work in a European country, but are not required to have a European nationality.
  • The definition of young researcher in this context is all persons who are enrolled in her/his first PhD at the time of the application deadline. Young researchers who have obtained their PhD after 30 September 2012 are also eligible.
  • The application should be in English.
Application procedure and documentation
  • Cover page form (Windows Word version) or cover page form (pdf version)  to be downloaded, completed and included in the application as cover page is available on the ES website
  • Up to two pages A4 describing the research and its European dimension (attached document or in mail body)
  • Maximum of two pages CV including statement of prizes/awards already received. (attached document)
  • A list of publications (attached document)
The above mentioned documents should be preferably included in a single pdf-file. In addition candidates must supply two letters in support of the nomination, each of no more than two pages A4:
  • describing why the candidate as a person deserves this award (leadership, inspirational role, outreach to wider audiences),
  • commenting on  the quality and relevance of the specific research and the publications, o mentioning any specific circumstances that would make the award particularly appropriate.
These two letters should be from individuals well qualified in the field, at least one of whom not associated with the research itself.
Applications which do not meet eligibility criteria or do not respect the application procedure in particular the length of documents will NOT BE ACCEPTED.
An international selection Committee will evaluate the applications and select the Awardee.
Please submit the PDF application electronically via email attachment Identify the nomination file as “last name-first name”.

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