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 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 RA VI region are considered as European. For an overview of EMS Member Societies please consult the EMS Member site.
In the evaluation of the nominations, normally the following criteria are applied:
- Interest of the proposed publication
- Innovation content of the proposed publication
- Candidate profile
Young Scientist Awardee 2019
Sebastian Schemm, ETH Zürich, Switzerland, was selected to receive the Young Scientist Award 2019 . He was nominated with the publication: “Which Came First? Fronts, Lows, and the Life of an Extratropical Cyclone”, S. Schemm, M. Sprenger, and H. Wernli, Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society (2018), DOI:10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0261.1.
Sebastian Schemm received the EMS Young Scientist Award 2019 for his rigorous work that has fundamentally increased our understanding of the life cycle of extratropical cyclones. Read more >
Young Scientist Award 2020
The call for nominations for the Young Scientist Award 2020 will be published in spring 2020.