Young Investigator Awards and Fellowships2018-11-05T16:55:17+00:00

How to apply for Young Investigator Awards or Fellowships

Young Investigator Awards

The ESHG awards prizes of EUR 500.- (together with a free participation at the next meeting) for outstanding research by young scientists presented as a spoken contribution at the conference, namely:
Young Investigator Awards for Outstanding Science
Isabelle Oberlé Award for Research on Genetics of Intellectual Disability
Lodewijk Sandkuijl Award for the best talk in Statistical Genetics
Vienna Medical Academy Award for the best talk in Translational Medicine
Mia Neri Award for the best talk in Cancer
ESHG Poster Awards

All young scientists submitting spoken presentations are encouraged to apply by ticking the corresponding box during submission. The nominee must be first author (i.e. presenting author) on an abstract submitted for spoken presentation and should not be more than four years post-doctoral and not a Principal Investigator (P.I.).

The best scored abstracts, which could not be selected for oral presentation will automatically compete for the ESHG Poster Awards.

Authors wishing to be considered for these awards should complete the appropriate boxes during abstract submission.
Deadline for application is February 11, 2019.

Conference Fellowships

We hope for your understanding that the ESHG cannot allocate more than one fellowship to a person per year.

For fellowships 1 – 3, notifications on the acceptance of your application will be emailed in the week of March 18-22.
Fellowship 4 is at the sole discretion of your national society.

1. Conference Fellowships for European Countries

The ESHG provides 70 conference fellowships, which will be awarded by the Scientific Programme Committee to Young Investigators (not more than 4 years post-doctoral) from a restricted number European Countries based on abstract acceptance.

The fellowship comprises the waiving of the registration fee, as well as EUR 300.- as contribution towards travel expenses.

Authors wishing to be considered for these awards should complete the appropriate boxes during abstract submission.

Deadline for application is February 11, 2019.

2. Conference Fellowships for Non-European Countries

The ESHG provides 20 conference fellowships, which will be awarded by the Scientific Programme Committee to Young Investigators (not more than 4 years post-doctoral) from a restricted number Non-European Countries (5 fellowships for each Middle and South America, Africa, Middle East and Asia) based on abstract acceptance.

The fellowship comprises the waiving of the registration fee, as well as EUR 600.- as contribution towards travel expenses.

Authors wishing to be considered for these awards should complete the appropriate boxes during abstract submission.

 Deadline for application is February 11, 2019.

3. Conference Fellowships of Excellence

The ESHG provides 5 conference fellowships, which will be awarded by the Scientific Programme Committee to the best submissions by Young Investigators (not more than 4 years post-doctoral) based on the peer-reviewing process. No country restrictions do apply.

The fellowship comprises the waiving of the registration fee, as well as EUR 600.- as contribution towards travel expenses.

Authors wishing to be considered for these awards should complete the appropriate boxes during abstract submission.

Deadline for application is February 11, 2019.

4. ‘National’ Fellowships

The ESHG is offering fellowships to young investigators under 35 years of age via the National Human Genetics Societies of Europe.

The national society will select one fellowship holder, which should comply with the following criteria:
– She/he should be a member of the national society.
– She/he should have shown excellence in the field of human genetics, and/or have given a good presentation/poster at the latest national meeting.

Limitations:
– She/he should not be over 35 years of age
– She/he cannot receive more than one fellowship in consecutive years.

Formalities:
Please inquire with your national society.

Benefits:
– Free registration (including social events and lunches)
– Accommodation and Travel support up to a maximum amount of EUR 600.-

Closing date: depending on national society but not later than April 30, 2019.

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