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 14 candidates (10 oral and 4 mini-oral) will be announced latest on Friday morning at the ECSS booth located next to the registration desks.
  • The top 14 candidates (10 oral and 4 mini-oral) will be invited to join the YIA-Cocktail to take place in the evening on congress Friday
  • All YIA 2018 winners are to be present at the YIA Cocktail in order to receive their certificate and the prize money.
  • YIA 2018 winners who do not attend the YIA Cocktail on Friday evening cannot be considered for the entitlement to prize money
  • The top four finalists in the oral category and the winner of the mini-oral category are to be present at the YIA Ceremony on Saturday afternoon, 7 July 2018

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,-