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Young Investigator Awards for Research in Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases

Nominations are now being accepted!

In 2018, ESCMID will again sponsor up to two ESCMID Young Investigator Awards for research in clinical microbiology and infectious diseases to recognize outstanding research by younger colleagues in these fields. We are now accepting nominations until 11 October 2017, 12:00 noon CET.

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 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.

Nominations for 2018 will be accepted until 11 October 2017, 12.00h noon CET. Only online submissions will be accepted.

The ESCMID Executive Committee will select the awardees who will be notified in December 2017. Please refrain from inquiring on the status of your nomination before this date. Self-applications will not be considered.

Last update: 14 March 2017