Applications for the ECSS Young Investigators Award (YIA) that meet all of the requirements are welcome to be submitted online, using the abstract submission process of the upcoming ECSS congress.

Criteria for the YIA

  • You submitted only one paper as the first author for participation in the ECSS YIA 2024 by 15 February 2024, 24:00 CET.
  • During abstract submission you have uploaded a current student enrolment certificate of your university including its expiration date or a digital copy of your doctoral degree showing that you were awarded it within two years before the abstract submission deadline (i.e., you were awarded it after 15 February 2022).
  • You uploaded a copy of your ID/passport/driver licence during your online abstract submission to verify that you are 35 years of age or younger at the time of the abstract submission deadline (i.e., you were born after 15 February 1988).
  • You uploaded your signed and stamped ECSS YIA Verification Form 2024 during your online abstract submission by 15 February 2024.
  • The investigator has made an independent and reasonable contribution to the work submitted for presentation.
  • You paid your ECSS membership fee for 2024 and became an ECSS Student Member or an ECSS Member by 15 February 2024.
  • You paid your registration fee for ECSS Glasgow 2024 by 26 April 2024.
  • If you are a previous ECSS YIA winner, you are not taking part in the same category again (oral/conventional print poster).

*The ECSS YIA Verification Form 2024 should be verified by an authorised person (e.g., Head of Institute) from the ECSS YIA applicant’s department who should also certify that the ECSS YIA applicant has made an independent and reasonable contribution to the work submitted for presentation.

Important information

  • Please note that you need to click ‘YES’ to ‘Application for ECSS YIA’ when submitting your abstract. Next, you will be asked to upload the required documents. Please note, you cannot submit the abstract and participate in the ECSS YIA competition if you have not uploaded all of your documents. Once you have completed your abstract submission, the ECSS YIA documents cannot be resubmitted, nor sent by e-mail.
  • To successfully apply for the ECSS YIA, all requirements must be met by all deadlines.
  • There will be no extension of the deadline for ECSS YIA applications.
  • To track your ECSS YIA application status, please log in to your ECSS account and review the information under ‘myCongress’.
  • Abstract submission will only be accepted online.
  • Incomplete ECSS YIA applications will not be considered.
  • Applications are only possible in oral and conventional print poster presentation formats.
  • An ECSS YIA winner cannot be a GSSI award winner at the same time and vice versa.
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