All applications for the Young Investigators Award are checked to ensure they fulfil the administrative requirements of the award. Following a rigorous review process, the applicants that proceed to the final stage of the competition are selected. These applicants have the opportunity to present their work to the jury during the ECSS annual congress.

The top ten candidates in each category (oral and poster) and the four finalists of the oral competition will be announced on Friday afternoon on the congress website.

The final four sessions will be organised at the end of the congress programme and will again be live. The winners will be announced during the congress closing ceremony.

The top three candidates from the YIA oral presentations will be invited to represent the ECSS as exchange delegates for JSPFSM –  ECSS's exchange partner in Japan.

The number one of the YIA poster presentations will be invited to represent the ECSS as an exchange delegate for ESSA –ECSS's exchange partner in Australia.

Important notice: A YIA award winner cannot be a GSSI award winner at the same time and vice versa.

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