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Young Investigator Awards for Research in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

The deadline to nominate candidates for 2017 has expired. We will be accepting nominations again starting summer 2017 for the year 2018.

Latest Awardees

The 2017 awards went to Céline Pulcini, David Eyre and Mario Fernandez Ruiz 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 27th ECCMID in Vienna.

Eligibility criteria

Nominees for the award should be born on or after 1 January 1977. Appropriate research may be based on laboratory investigations, clinical trials, animal studies, or a combination thereof. Nominees must be employed (or have been until recently) at a European laboratory or hospital. 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 27th 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 her/his main field of research. Their names will be published in the ECCMID Final Programme, the ESCMID Yearbook and on the ESCMID website. The prize is endowed with EUR 5,000 to be used at the awardees’ discretion.

Last update: 14 March 2017