Terms of reference – Young Scientist Award

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

The EMS Young Scientist Award (YSA) is given to individuals in recognition of excellent performance in terms of scientific publications or presentations during the early stage of their scientific career. Nominations are generally confined to early-career European scientist. The publication shall have been published in a reviewed international scientific journal during the three calendar years preceding the year of nomination.

The candidate shall be under 35 years on the first of January of the calendar year in which the award is to be given and must have been working or studying, full or part-time, in a European country before or when the paper was published. All countries with an EMS Member Society or included in the WMO RA VI region are considered as European.

Nominations shall include a concise curriculum vitae of the candidate, a supporting statement by a nominating Member Society or Associate Member explaining the outstanding qualities and achievements of the nominee, and an electronic copy of the proposed paper, and a proposal for a citation of 30 words or less. Each Member Society and Associate Member is entitled to nominate one candidate per year.

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

The Young Scientist Award shall be presented annually, normally at the EMS Annual Meetings. The award consists of a prize money of 1000 Euro, a trophy and a certificate, and the reimbursement of travel costs (transportation, accommodation and food, all at an economical level agreed with the Executive Secretary) for the awardee’s attendance of the entire EMS Annual Meeting at which the award presentation is made. Awardees shall be invited to make a short presentation to the EMS Annual Meeting on the background to their work.

The EMS Awards Committee is entitled to approve specific procedures for the nomination and selection of candidates, in agreement with these Terms of Reference.