Terms of reference for Young Scientist Travel Awards

approved by the EMS Council at the 27th Session on 9 September 2012, Łódź, Poland.

The EMS Young Scientist Travel Award (YSTA) is given to promising young or early-career scientists in order to support the participation in EMS-sponsored conferences and events.  The award shall consist of prize money intended to cover part of the travel expenses to the conference and a certificate.

Students attending universities in European countries, full or part-time, and young scientists working in European countries are eligible for the award. All countries with an EMS Member Society or included in the WMO RA VI region are considered as European. Candidates shall be under 35 years on the first of January of the calendar year in which the award is made.

To be considered for a YSTA the candidate has to send an application to the EMS.
Each application shall include a short curriculum vitae of the candidate, the abstract accepted/submitted for presentation at the conference, a supporting letter by a Member Society, EMS Associate Members or a supervisor or equivalent, explaining the achievements of the candidate and the relevance of the conference for her/his future career, and a proof of age.

Recipients of a Young Scientist Travel Award are considered and approved by the EMS Awards Committee.

The awardees are expected to provide a report on the conference for publication on the EMS Website until two weeks after the meeting.

The EMS Council assigns an annual budget for YSTAs; it lies within the remit of the Awards Committee to assign the number and monetary amount of travel awards to individual conferences. The EMS Awards Committee is entitled to approve specific procedures for the nomination and selection of candidates, in agreement with these Terms of Reference.

This award scheme is open for additional funding by Associate Members who may, with agreement by Council, allocate appropriate names to awards they fund through the EMS.