Young Scientist Award
The Young Scientist Award Session (YSAS) is held each year at the SEB Conference.
The session provides the opportunity for postgraduates and post docs, who are within 5 years since completing their PhD, to showcase their talents and is designed to recognise the best young researchers. There are three prizes per section (i.e. Animal-Cell and Plant-Cell). Prizes on offer are as follows:
- 1st Prize: £400
- Runners up: 2 x £100
HOW TO ENTER:
- Submit an abstract online for a relevant session at the SEB Conference. During submission, please tick the box which says "I would like to be considered for YSAS".
- Submit an extended version of that abstract for judging by a panel together with two letters of reference (one of which should confirm your status). For more information on preparing the extended abstract to see the frequently asked questions below.
WHAT HAPPENS NEXT?
- The extended abstracts will be judged and the three best candidates per section will be invited to give a presentation to a panel of judges at the SEB Conference.
- The presentations, based on the extended abstract, will be given at the SEB Conference and a winner and two runners up from each section will be chosen on the basis of those presentations.
- The winners of the award will be announced during the Medal and Prize session on 5 July 2022.
YSAS application will close on 16 April 2022. The application for the Young Scientist Award is a two stage process so applicants will need to provide the SEB with the following information by 16 April 2022 to complete their application:
- Extended version of your submitted abstract (one A4 page max in word document format and must follow our YSAS extended abstract template.docx
- Two letters of reference, one of which should be from your supervisor or head of department, and should confirm your status as well as support your application.
You will still have the opportunity to present the oral or poster presentation in the session you have submitted your abstract to.
If you have submitted for a poster presentation, you also have the opportunity to enter the Irene Manton poster prize and you can enter by submitting a PDF version of your poster to [email protected] by 16 April 2022.
SHORTLISTED FINALISTS INFORMATION
All applicants will be contacted in late May 2022 to confirm whether they have been shortlisted for the YSAS award.
The presentations will be judged by a small panel of representatives from the SEB. The following criteria will apply:Content (60 marks)
- Introduction (nature & scope of problem clearly & concisely outlined)
- Aims/Questions and/or Hypotheses presented
- Approach & Methodology outlined
- Significance of the research stated
Clarity of presentation (30 marks)
- Delivery (voice projection, engaging audience, professionalism)
- Visual aids (e.g. text large enough, not cluttered)
- Clarity of explanations
Ability to field questions (10 marks)
- Clearly & concisely answering questions raised
The winners will be announced on Friday 5 July.