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Young Investigator Awards for Research in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

The deadline to nominate candidates for 2018 has expired. We will be accepting nominations again starting summer 2018 for the year 2019.

Latest Awardees

The 2018 awards went to Evgeny A. Idelevich and James Price for their outstanding scientific achievements.

List of all previous awardees


The Young Investigator Award acknowledges excellence in research and stimulates further work at a top scientific level. The ESCMID Scientific Affairs Officer will present the award at the 28th ECCMID (Madrid, Spain, 21-24 April 2018).

Eligibility criteria

Nominees for the award should be born on or after 1 January 1978. Appropriate research may be based on laboratory investigations, clinical trials, animal studies, or a combination thereof. Nominees must have a valid Full or Young Scientist ESCMID membership. Members of the ESCMID Executive Committee are not eligible. Self-applications are not accepted.

What you need for the nomination

All documentation is to be submitted electronically (no hard copies required). When submitting, please have the following documentation ready and make sure you have uploaded the correct documents. You cannot make any changes to any part of your nomination once the deadline has expired.

  1. CV and proof of the nominee's age;
  2. Complete list of publications, in which up to five publications over the last three years should be highlighted (in bold) to exemplify the nominee’s excellent work;
  3. Description of the candidate, her/his career, her/his research interests and personal contributions to the various research projects she or he has been participating in. Please combine 1) to 3) as a PDF including the nominee’s name in the file name (max. 4MB);
  4. Two letters of support from individuals outside of the nominating institution. Please submit as PDFs including the corresponding supporter name in each file name (max. 4MB);
  5. A colour photograph including the nominee’s name in the file name (photograph should be .tiff, .eps or .jpg; max 4MB; at least 4 x 6 cm with 300 dpi resolution for publication).


Presentation and announcement of the award

During the 28th ECCMID, the Young Investigator Awardee(s) will be honoured with a special session. Each awardee will be asked to give a 20-minute lecture on the topic of their main field of research. The award winners will be announced through all ESCMID communication channels. The prize is endowed with EUR 5,000 to be used at the awardees’ discretion.

Last update: 22 January 2018