sesarThe SESAR Young Scientist Award 2019 (YSA 2019) aims to recognise young scientists with high potential contributing to the scientific research in the field of air traffic management and aviation. In addition, the award also provides a mechanism for further personal development.

The SESAR Young Scientist Award is a financial reward of the individual scientific achievements. This financial contribution or “Prize” will be awarded following a public contest.

Up to three short-listed applicants of the Young Scientists Award will be invited to attend the SESAR Innovation Days 2019 (SIDs). The SESAR Joint Undertaking will refund the short-listed applicants attending the SIDs for their travel and accommodation costs.

The winner will be publicly announced at the “SESAR Innovation Days” that will take place in Athens, Greece from 2 to 6 December 2019. The winner will receive a prize of EUR 5 000.

The (up-to) three short-listed applicants will receive:

  • a symbolic trophy,
  • the opportunity to present their research at certain high profile SESAR events;
  • the opportunity to have their work publicised via the SJU communication channels;
  • a written interview and article spotlighting them and their research to be posted on the SJU e-news and social media;

Who can apply?

Any Young Scientist who has contributed to scientific achievements within the area of ATM and aviation within their

  • Bachelor thesis defended not more than 18 months before the date of publication of the present Call, or
  • Master thesis defended not more than 18 months before the date of publication of the present Call, or
  • PhD thesis defended not more than 18 months  before the date of publication of the present Call; or
  • ongoing PhD,

and who are a citizen or a resident in an EU Member State or an Associated Country to the Horizon2020 Research and Development Framework Programme (H2020) are eligible to apply.

For UK applicants (citizens or residents): Please be aware that after the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, the rules of access to EU contest and prize award procedures of economic operators established in third countries will apply to applicants from the UK depending on the outcomes of the negotiations. In case such access is not provided by legal provisions in force applicants from the UK could be rejected from the present procedure.

A full overview of the contest rules can be in the document Contest Rules (SJU/LC/0142-CNT).

How to apply?

If you wish to present your candidacy for this Award, please complete the application form and declaration of honourand send them to:

The deadline for applications is 6 September 2019

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