Luis de Camoens Chair of UC3M Award

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Award to the best scientific oral communication presented by a young researcher



The Luis de Camoens Chair of the University Carlos III of Madrid, together with Banco de Santander and Ramón Areces Foundation, offer a 500€ award to the best oral communication in the IIBC-2018 presented by a young researcher member of the SBE or SPBF.


a) Candidates must be under 35 years at the date of the congress. Copy of an official identity/identification card or passport holding the DOB is required.

b) Candidates should be either PhD students enrolled in a PhD Programme during the academic year 2017-2018, or have had their PhD Viva after June 30, 2017. Either of the two possibilities should be proved by the corresponding documents.

c) The Communication submitted must meet the following conditions:

  • Candidates should be the first author.
  • The content of the Communication should be unpublished before 20 June 2018.

How to apply

Candidates must submit before April 15, 2018 the following documentation electronically to, with the subject “young researcher award”:

a) Full name of the first author of the Communication.

b) Title and abstract of the Communication.

c) Documents that certify the eligibility requirements.

Jury and qualification criteria

The Jury will be composed of 5 scientists selected among the members of the IIBC-2018 Scientific Committee. Candidates coauthors, the thesis supervisors and any member of the Scientific Committee having any kind of contractual or personal relationship with the candidates will not be a Jury member.

The Jury will assess the quality of the Communications, as well as the oral presentation delivered by the candidates, and rank them. The communication with the highest rank will be the winner.   

The Jury decision will be unappealable and, the prize could be declared void.

The Jury decision will be made public during the Closing Ceremony, and the winner must be present to collect the award. Should the winner were not present in the Closing Ceremony, the award will go to the next in rank.  

Candidates participation imply full acceptance of the bases of the Award Call.


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