Young Scientist Conference Awards (YSCAs)

Young Scientist Conference Awards are awarded to support participation of outstanding students and young scientists at EMS-co-sponsored conferences. The award money is intended to cover registration fees and – depending on the conference format (physical/virtual) – either part of the travel expenses to the event or  the page charges for publishing the results presented at the event.
For current announcements open see below.

Young scientists under 35 years of age on the first of January of the respective year, working and/or studying in a European country are eligible for an 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.

Terms of reference for Young Scientist Conference Awards

  • approved by the EMS Council at the 27th Session on 9 September 2012, Lódz, Poland.
  • revised by the EMS Council at the 45th Session on 3 February 2021

The EMS Young Scientist Conference Award (YSCA) is given to promising young or early-career scientists in order to support the participation in EMS-sponsored conferences and events and dissemination of results presented at these events, which may be physical meetings, virtual meetings using video conferencing tools, or hybrid events.

For meetings with physical attendance, the award shall consist of a certificate and prize money intended to cover registration fees and part of the travel expenses to the conference.
For virtual events, the award shall consist of a certificate and prize money intended to cover registration fees and/or part or all of the page charges for publishing the results presented at the event in a peer-reviewed open access journal.

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 YSCA 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 Conference 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 YSCAs; it lies within the remit of the Awards Committee to assign the number and monetary amount of conference 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.

 

Conference Awards 2021 announced

Due to the continuing COVID-19 pandemic some of the events foreseen to be supported through YSCAs have not yet made a decision on the format. We will provide information here about the award opportunities as soon as more details are available from the organisers.

YSCA for EMS Annual Meeting - online: 3 to 10 September 2021

The EMS2021 will be held as a virtual event 3-10 September 2021.
The application deadline for conference awards has now expired.

Until 16 April there is still the option to apply for a registration fee waiver or the Tromp Foundation Conference Award to Young Scientists (TFCAYS) : https://www.ems2021.eu/information_for/early_career_scientists/awards_and_waivers.html

The European Meteorological Society invites applications for Young Scientist Conference Awards (YSCA) to support the participation of young scientists at the virtual EMS Annual Meeting, 3-10 September 2021 . The award includes a registration fee waiver and financial support for page charges for publishing the results presented at the event in the Open Access Journal ASR.

Eligibility

Young scientists under 35 years of age on the first of January 2021 working and/or studying in a European country are eligible for an award. Applicants that have previously won an EMS Young Scientist Travel/Conference Award are considered with low priority for this award.

All countries with an EMS Member Society or included in the WMO RA VI region are considered as European. An overview of EMS Member Societies is available here.

Application procedure

To apply the following procedures have to be followed:

(1) Submit your abstract for the EMS Annual Meeting by 24 March 2021.
Guidelines for submission will become available in February 2021 at http://www.ems2021.eu/abstract_management/how_to_submit_an_abstract.html.

(2) Then submit the following documents to awardapplication@emetsoc.org, also by the deadline 24 March 2021:

  • a short curriculum vitae of the candidate
    – please include a list of your most important publications and distinguish between peer-reviewed and other publications,
  • the abstract (pdf-file), abstract number and title, as well as the number and title of the session to which the abstract was submitted,
  • a document that proofs the age of the candidate, and
  • a supporting letter by an EMS Member Society, EMS Associate Member or a supervisor or equivalent, explaining the achievements of the candidate and the relevance of the conference for her/his future career.

The applicant must be the presenting author of the submitted contribution. Note that award applicants have to pay Abstract Processing Fees at the time of submitting the abstract.

Please submit any application to awardapplication@emetsoc.org. All documents must be provided in pdf-format.

Applicants will be notified on the results of the selection process by 15 April 2021.

Award

Registration fees for selected awardees will be waived, and awardees will be highlighted during an awards ceremony during the virtual EMS Annual Meeting in September;  the award certificate will be mailed to them after the conference.
The awardees will be receive a code to register for the conference.

The award recipients are expected to provide a report on the conference for publication on the emetsoc-website until two weeks after the meeting.

Also, the Tromp Foundation funds additional travel grants for participation in the EMS Annual Meetings, specifically for contributions on biometeorological topics.

 

Previous recipients of travel awards

Previous Awardees

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