We are happy to announce that the Users' Organization invites nominations for the 2014 Young Scientist Award. The 19th edition of this traditional prize will be awarded during the Users' Meeting on 3 - 6 February 2014 and will carry the value of 2 000 Euro.

The nominee, who if selected will be required to give a talk at the plenary session of the Users' Meeting on Tuesday, February 4th, can be of any nationality but must not be older than 35 years in 2014 (i.e. should be born on 01.01.1979 or later). Furthermore, the relevant research must have been carried out at the ESRF.

Nominations should be sent by e-mail to: ysanom@esrf.fr

The NOMINATIONS should include:

  1. a short letter of recommendation explaining why the nominee merits the prize;
  2. a brief curriculum vitae of the nominee;
  3. a complete list of publications and ESRF reports covering the work of the nominee. The relevant publications, which form the basis for the nomination, should be indicated on the list;
  4. Preprints/manuscripts, which are relevant for the nomination and are not otherwise available, should also be attached;
  5. person(s) who can be contacted for further reference if necessary.


The deadline to SEND NOMINATIONS is FRIDAY 13th DECEMBER 2013

Nominees over the age-limit, or nominations received after the deadline will NOT be accepted. The nominations will be judged by an international committee of prominent synchrotron radiation scientists, chaired by Professor Sine Larsen from the University of Copenhagen (Denmark). The list of nominees is confidential and only the award-winner will be notified by the end of January 2014 in order to prepare his/her talk for the Users' Meeting.


Chiara Maurizio
Chairperson of the Users' Organization