EMS Young Scientist Award

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 – normally – travel expenses to cover the attendance of the EMS Annual Meeting.
Note that in 2021 the Annual Meeting will be an online event; the awardee is invited to give an award lecture at the EMS2021; the award will consist of the prize money 1000€.

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
  • Country.

Call for nominations 2021: Closing date is 21 April 2021

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. The award consists of a prize money of 1000€, a trophy and a certificate. Awardees will be highlighted during the EMS Annual Meeting Awards ceremony in September 2021 and will be invited to make a presentation to the EMS2021 online on the background to their work.

Eligibility

The candidate shall be under 35 years on the first of January 2021 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. For an overview of EMS Member Societies please consult the EMS Member site.

Requirements

Candidates must have written a high quality publication. The publication shall have been published in a reviewed international scientific journal (in the English language) during the three calendar years preceding the year of the nomination.

Nomination procedure

The following bodies may nominate candidates:

  • any EMS Member Society,
  • any EMS Associate Member.

Each Member Society and Associate Member is entitled to nominate one candidate per year.

The nomination must be accompanied by the following documents:

  • A concise curriculum vitae of the candidate,
    note: in the list of publications, please distinguish between peer-reviewed and other publications;
  • A supporting statement by the nominating Member Society or Associate Member explaining the outstanding qualities and achievements of the nominee;
  • An electronic copy of the proposed publication;
  • A document to determine the age of the candidate;
  • A proposal for a citation of 30 words or less.

The documents listed above must be sent to awardapplication@emetsoc.org no later than 21 April 2021.
All documents must be provided in pdf-format.

The Award

Note that the Annual Meeting year will take place online due to the situation with COVID-19.
The awardee will be highlighted during the EMS Annual Meeting Awards ceremony in September 2021. The Award consists of a prize money of 1000€, a trophy and a certificate.

Young Scientist Awardee 2020

Velle Toll, Estonia (photo: private)

In 2020 Velle Toll, University of Tartu, Estonia, was selected for the EMS Young Scientist Award. He was 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.

Due to the cancellation of the Annual Meeting 2020 the award ceremony and also his award lecture could not take place as planned. An online award ceremony for all 2020 EMS Award Awardees is planned for spring 2021 and information about this will become available here on the website.
For more information on Velle Toll’s work and experience see below under “Previous Awardees”

Terms of reference

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

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