EYRA Winners Unveiled at ESOF2022 

PL.2.5 – European Young Researchers Award, Friday, July 15, 16:00 – 17:00 CEST, Hybrid, Stadsgehoorzaal (Aalmarkt Stage)  

Modern research is no individual task but an international endeavor with collaboration across national borders. To encourage early-career researchers to develop this collaborative attitude and European thinking in when planning their career, EuroScience established the European Young Researchers Award (EYRA). Every two years the award is presented to a young researcher who has exemplified outstanding research achievement with a European dimension. 

This year’s EYRA Award Ceremony will take place on July 15 at 16:00 – 17:00 CEST on the Aalmarkt Stage in the Stadsgehoorzaal. 

Research with a European Dimension 

To win the award, the candidate must present not only excellent research results  but also clearly demonstrate  a European dimension in his or her research, either through collaboration or European wide impact.

Award process and selection 

The selection of the three postdoc finalists have been made by the international EYRA Committee appointed by the EuroScience Board. Each finalist will be in attendance at ESOF2022 and will each give a short presentation during the award ceremony.

The EYRA popular prize

EuroScience promotes not only excellent science but also the good science communication. For that reason the European Young Researchers Popular Prize will be organised in parallel to the EYRA Award Ceremony. For this prize the audience has the word and the winner will be decided after the presentations by vote from the virtual and physical audience and will be announced during the award ceremony alongside the name of the EYRA winner. 

The postdoc finalists and prize  

The three postdoc finalists for the 2022 EYRA edition are: 

  • Ms Claudia Bonfio 
  • Mr Scott Doyle 
  • Mr Roberto Merino-Martínez 

More information about the finalists can be found here.  

The prize 

All the finalists will attend ESOF with a travel grant from Elsevier. The winners will be rewarded a certificate, a year of free EuroScience membership and a monetary prize sponsored as well by Elsevier.

Only registered ESOF2022 delegates can attend, either onsite or online, the EYRA Award Ceremony and cast their vote for the winner of the European Young Researchers Popular Prize, so register to make a difference in the career of a young researcher now. 

For more information about the EYRA and other satellite events happening around ESOF2022 please go here.