The brightest and most creative minds from the European research scene will come together on one night in Prague to receive recognition for their pioneering works ranging from voice recognition applications to the world's smallest in vivo biofuel cell.
On 13th October, at the 3rd European Young Investigator Award (EURYI) Ceremony, twenty-five young researchers from all over Europe will meet in the Czech Republic to receive a diploma and a guarantee of project funding of as much as 1.25 million for their research ideas which have the potential to have a significant impact on our everyday lives. The prize money will allow them to build their own teams for turning their scientific potential into reality.
EURYI, which is coordinated by the European Science Foundation (ESF) on behalf of the European Heads of Research Councils (EuroHORCS), is awarding these young researchers prizes of between 897,500 and 1,250,000, comparable in size to the Nobel Prize. The youngest researcher of the group is 30 years of age.
"The EURYI award has been instrumental in encouraging and nurturing young researchers to push forward the frontiers of European science since its inception in 2003," said Professor Bertil Andersson, Chief Executive of the European Science Foundation. "Cultivating and promoting ground-breaking scientific discoveries in Europe have always been the goals for the ESF and EURYI has fittingly become the perfect vehicle for us to realise them. Previous recipients of the awards have gone on to do remarkable things in their respective fields."
The First Call of the scheme was launched in September 2003, and resulted in 25 awards being made in July 2004. A further 25 awards were made in 2005 after the Second Call. The Fourth call of EURYI is currently accepting applications. (with internet link )
The list of this year's awardees includes researchers who will be based in 11 countries Denmark (2), Finland (1), France (5), Germ
Contact: Issam Ahmed
European Science Foundation