Third call for EURYI Awards published

September 12, 2005

Brussels, 09 Sep 2005

The third call for the EURYI Awards was launched on 1 September - the submission deadline is 30 November 2005. The resulting awards will be announced at the end of July 2006. About to enter its third year, the EU funded European Young Investigator (EURYI) awards scheme is designed to attract outstanding young scientists from any country in the world to create their own research teams at European research centres. Most awards are between 1,000,000 and 1,250,000 euro.

This November, 25 science researchers will receive EURYI awards resulting from the second call, enabling them to create research teams in Europe to focus on cutting-edge science research. The list of awardees for 2005 includes researchers from 11 countries: Austria, Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Switzerland and the United Kingdom. The 2005 awardees will receive a diploma at a special ceremony at the beginning of the World Science Forum taking place in Budapest 10 -12 November 2005.

The EURYI Awards are offered by 20 European national research organisations in an open competition with no 'juste retour', with candidates selected on the basis of their academic and research excellence and their future potential. Competition is intense, with 622 applications received for the second call.

The EURYI Awards scheme was developed by the European Heads of Research Councils (EUROHORCS), in collaboration with the European Science Foundation (ESF), to attract outstanding young researchers from anywhere in the world to work in Europe for the further development of European science, and contribute to building the next generation of leading researchers.

The first call of the scheme was launched in September 2003, and resulted in 25 awards being made in July 2004. Candidates are selected by a two-stage process, firstly at the national level by the relevant Participating Organisation and secondly at the international level by high-level scientific panels managed by the ESF.

The role of the European Science Foundation (ESF) in the coordination and selection processes of EURYI is supported by funds from the European Commission's Sixth Framework Programme (FP6).

For further information, please consult the following web address:
http:///www.esf .org/esf_genericpage.php?s ection=8&domain=0&genericpage=18 79

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