European Young Researchers Award EYRA
Call open for applicants in PhD and Postdoc category#

10th Call for the 2022 European Young Researchers' Award is now open#

The European Young Researchers’ Award (EYRA), granted by EuroScience since 2010, aims to inspire early-stage researchers in all research areas to incorporate a European dimension and perspective into their research. Two awards are granted every two years to: a) a PhD candidate and b) a postdoctoral fellow.

The prize-giving ceremony for the two awards is held at the biennual EuroScience flagship event, EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF). The Award consists of a certificate, waiving the participation fee to ESOF, a grant to cover travel and accommodation for the stay in the ESOF city and one year free EuroScience membership.

The 2022 EuroScience Open Forum is scheduled be held as a hybrid event in July 2022 in Leiden, The Netherlands, and in several regional hubs across Europe (final dates will be announced).

Eligibility Criteria#

The 2022 call is open to early career researchers, who fulfil the following criteria:

  • For the PhD Candidate award: Applicants should have enrolled for a PhD degree at the time of the application deadline or should have successfully defended their thesis after January 1st, 2021.
  • For the Postdoctoral fellow award: Applicants should have successfully defended their thesis after January 1st, 2016 and should have enrolled in a postdoctoral programme at the time of the application deadline.
  • Candidates must be affiliated with a European country (cf. Council of Europe’s membership rules)
  • European and Non- European nationals are eligible to apply.

Evaluation Criteria#

All applications are evaluated by a Scientific International Committee based on the following criteria:

  1. Quality of the research: The evaluation will be based on widely accepted academic criteria, such as: publications in peer-reviewed journals, other publications, references, prizes, grants, patents.
  2. European dimension: The research must have a clear European dimension. It could entail a collaborative project counting with the contribution of several European countries or it could encompass a research project based in one #
European country with a research topic of European added value.
  1. Project engagement: The candidate’s contribution to research groups or projects, e.g. inspiration to others, further development of a project, leadership experience.
  2. Outreach: Involvement in dissemination activities for a general audience, e.g. public talks at a local or national level, media appearance, teaching outside academia, research-based social engagement.

Application procedure and documentation#

The deadline for the 2022 call for both awards is Friday September 17, 2021 at 12:00pm CEST.#

All applications should be submitted online via the ESCMPlatform

  • The application form should be filled in English.
  • The cover page form should be downloaded, completed and included in the online application.
  • Self-nomination is accepted.

You can find further information about the call at

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