- 15 Mar 2015
The ProSPER.Net-Scopus Young Scientist Award (YSA) is given annually to young scientists or researchers who have made significant contributions in the area of sustainable development. The category for this year’s award will be Energy, Water and Biodiversity. Applications and nominations are now being accepted until midnight GMT on 24 May 2015. Visit the 2015 YSA page for online application and nomination. Candidates must be employed at institutions of higher education in the Asia–Pacific region (excluding the USA and Canada), and should have completed their PhD degree between 1 May 2010 and 1 May 2015. As part of the judging process, the top three finalists in each category will be sponsored to present their work in a public symposium that is to be held on 27 July 2015 in Yokohama, Japan. Winners will receive a cash award of USD$1000 from ProSPER.Net-Scopus. A fellowship will also be offered by the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation. These prestigious fellowships provide travel, supplies and living expenses for the winners to spend between six and eighteen months collaborating with any research group of the recipient’s choosing in Germany. Names and affiliations of winners will be widely publicized.