All requirements must be met within the requested deadlines to successfully apply for the YIA.

  • Current/paid ECSS membership before the deadline of abstract submission
  • Signed and stamped YIA verification form submitted before the deadline of abstract submission
  • You are 32 years of age or younger at the time of the deadline for abstract submission (15 February) within which you apply for the YIA
  • You are presently enrolled as a student at a university or you were awarded your PhD degree within 2 years of the deadline for abstract submission (15 February)
  • Congress registration fee paid before the registration deadline for presenting authors
  • The top ten candidates of each category (oral/mini-oral) will be announced at the ECSS Congress booth at the congress on Friday afternoon
  • Top ten candidates will be invited to join the YIA-Cocktail to take place in the evening on congress Friday
  • In order to receive their certificate and prize money all prize winners will be asked to be personally present at the Young Investigators Award Ceremony on Saturday afternoon at the congress
  • Prize winners who do not attend and accept their prize within the framework of the YIA Ceremony on Saturday cannot be considered for the award prize

The sponsor of the YIA offers generous cash prizes to support up-coming scientists.


Oral presentations

  • 1st: € 4.000,-
  • 2nd: € 3.000,-
  • 3rd: € 2.000,-
  • 4th: € 1.000,-
  • Equal 5th: € 500,-

Mini-Oral presentations

  • 1st: € 3.000,-
  • 2nd: € 2.000,-
  • 3rd: € 1.000,-
  • 4th: € 500,-
  • Equal 5th: € 300,-