The EMS Young Scientist Award (YSA) is given to an individual in recognition of excellent performance in terms of scientific publications or presentations during the early stage of their scientific career. The award is in form of a prize money and travel expenses to cover the attendance of the EMS Annual Meeting.
Young scientists under 35 years on the first of January of the calendar year in which the award is to be given who have been working or studying, full or part-time, in a European country before or when the paper was published, are eligible for the award. All countries with an EMS Member Society or included in the WMO Region VI are considered as European. For an overview of EMS Member Societies please consult the EMS Member site.
In the evaluation of the nominations, the following criteria are normally applied:
- Interest of the proposed publication
- Innovative content of the proposed publication
- Candidate profile
Young Scientiest Awardee 2020
The EMS Young Scientiest Awardee 2020 is Velle Toll, University of Tartu, Estonia, nominated with the publication: “Weak average liquid-cloud-water response to anthropogenic aerosols”, V. Toll, M. Christensen, J. Quaas, N. Bellouin, Nature (2019), https://doi.org/10.1038/s41586-019-1423-9.