10th Call for the 2022 European Young Researchers’ Award is now open – Deadline extended

Publication date
June 28, 2021
September 30, 2021
Short description

The European Young Researchers’ Award (EYRA), granted by EuroScience since 2010, aims to inspire early-stage researchers in all research areas to incorporate a European dimension and perspective into their research. Two awards are granted every two years to: a) a PhD candidate and b) a postdoctoral fellow.

The prize-giving ceremony for the two awards is held at the biennual EuroScience flagship event, EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF). The Award consists of a certificate, waiving the participation fee to ESOF, a grant to cover travel and accommodation for the stay in the ESOF city and one year free EuroScience membership.

The 2022 EuroScience Open Forum is scheduled be held as a hybrid event in July 2022 in Leiden, The Netherlands, and in several regional hubs across Europe (final dates will be announced).

Eligibility Criteria

The 2022 call is open to early career researchers, who fulfil the following criteria:

  • For the PhD Candidate award: Applicants should have enrolled for a PhD degree at the time of the application deadline or should have successfully defended their thesis after January 1st, 2021.
  • For the Postdoctoral fellow award: Applicants should have successfully defended their thesis after January 1st, 2016 and should have enrolled in a postdoctoral programme at the time of the application deadline.
  • Candidates must be affiliated with a European country (cf. Council of Europe’s membership rules)
  • European and Non- European nationals are eligible to apply.

Evaluation Criteria

All applications are evaluated by a Scientific International Committee based on the following criteria:

  1. Quality of the research: The evaluation will be based on widely accepted academic criteria, such as: publications in peer-reviewed journals, other publications, references, prizes, grants, patents.
  2. European dimension: The research must have a clear European dimension. It could entail a collaborative project counting with the contribution of several European countries or it could encompass a research project based in one European country with a research topic of European added value.
  3. Project engagement: The candidate’s contribution to research groups or projects, e.g. inspiration to others, further development of a project, leadership experience.
  4. Outreach: Involvement in dissemination activities for a general audience, e.g. public talks at a local or national level, media appearance, teaching outside academia, research-based social engagement.

For more information on evaluation criteria, the application procedure and documentation visit https://www.euroscience.org/news/10th-call-european-young-researchers-award-open/

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