Awards & Bursaries

EUROTOX is delighted to announce the following awards and bursaries for EUROTOX 2023 (as of Dec 2022)

EUROTOX Early Career Awards (ECA)

The EUROTOX Early Career Award comprises three categories:

EUROTOX Gerhard Zbinden Award (EUR 2,000)
for drug-oriented toxicological research

ECETOC Christa Hennes Award (EUR 2,000)
for toxicological research into mechanisms and risk assessment

Alfonso Lostia Poster Award on Food Safety

  • The winner will receive 1,000 EUR and a certificate.

  • The winner may use the remaining 1,000 EUR to cover expenses (hotel, accommodation, transfer, etc.) to attend the successive congress edition (2024 Copenhagen congress) and the registration fee will be waived.

  • The winner will receive 1,000 EUR and a certificate.

  • The winner may use the remaining 1,000 EUR to cover expenses (hotel, accommodation, transfer, etc.) to attend the successive congress edition (2024 Copenhagen congress) and the registration fee will be waived.

  • The 200 EUR prize and a certificate will be presented by EUROTOX during the closing ceremony to an early career scientist for research work in the field of Food Safety.

Award Condition for the three EUROTOX Early Career Awards

The first and presenting author must be under 35 years of age as of December 31, 2023.

 

Four criteria will be considered:

  1. Originality and potential impact of the research project

  2. Adequacy of the methodological approach adopted

  3. Scientific value of the results

  4. Care, quality and clarity of the presentation

An initial selection of finalists will be made by the evaluation panel based on a careful review of the abstracts, with final evaluation taking place at the congress site.

EUROTOX Travel Bursaries

Bursaries will be made available by EUROTOX to support participation in EUROTOX 2023 in Ljubljana, especially for individuals from low and lower-middle-income economies. The registration fee will be compensated fully by EUROTOX plus a fix lump bursary of 500 EUR. The following conditions apply:

The applicant:

  • must be a Postgraduate or Early Career professional
  • must be within the first 6 years of career, excluding approved career breaks, from the date of obtaining the first degree (non-graduates and undergraduates are not eligible).
  • must submit a cover letter with a clear statement of why financial support is required, and a clear explanation of how attendance to the congress fits with his/her academic goal and career plans
  • must submit an abstract for the congress within the given deadline
  • must commit to personal attendance and presentation of the abstract if accepted for a bursary.

How to apply

Applications for the mentioned EUROTOX Early Career Awards as well as for the EUROTOX Travel Bursaries are only possible during the abstract submission process. Please note the age limit for the EUROTOX Early Career Awards.

If the abstract is selected as “Short Oral Communication”, the possible applications for a poster award (Alfonso Lostia Award) will not be considered.

The winners will be selected by an evaluation panel and will be announced during the closing ceremony.

All awards and bursaries will only be paid out if the participant attends the on-site congress. Payment will be made after the congress by bank transfer.

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