The SESAR Young Scientist Award 2021 (YSA 2021) 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.
The SESAR Young Scientist Award 2021 is published and managed by the SESAR Joint Undertaking (hereafter referred to as the “SJU”) and the result will be announced at its SESAR Innovation Days (SIDs) event, which is the main forum for dissemination of SESAR Innovative Research results and for interaction with the wider ATM research community and industry representatives.
NB: the present Contest is NOT a PhD or similar study funding programme.
Applicants can apply to one of the following two categories:
- Student (Bachelor or Master)
The (up to) three short-listed Applicants for each category will be invited to join the SESAR Innovation Days 2021, where the winner of each category will be publicly announced.
How do I apply?
There is no fee to apply to the contest. Applications shall be submitted by email to email@example.com.
The Application file must contain the following:
- Application Form including a description of the scientific achievements and the necessary references and details of the supervisor of the Bachelor, Master or PhD Thesis, the so-called “Tutor” (ref. Appendix A).
- Declaration on honour duly filled-in and signed (ref. Appendix B).
- Copy of Diplomas/student certificates.
- Legal entity form.
- If available, extracts of publications/papers, recommendations and the Thesis referenced in the Application Form. Where such documents are publicly available online, it is sufficient to indicate the source in the application. In case of multi-author publications, the Applicant must clarify in the self-assessment of the Application Form which part of the paper was contributed to by the Applicant.
- Consent form (ref. Appendix C), dully filled-in.
Opportunity is About:
Candidates should be from:
Description of Ideal Candidate:
Any Young Scientist who has contributed to scientific achievements within the area of Air Traffic Management and Aviation as set forth below.
Within the Student category:
- Bachelor thesis defended not more than 18 months before the date of closure of the present Contest, or
- Master thesis defended not more than 18 months before the date of closure of the present Contest, or
- on-going PhD, or
Within the PhD category:
- PhD thesis defended not more than 18 months before the date of closure of the present Contest,
and who are a citizen or a resident in an EU Member State or an Associated Country to the Horizon 2020 Research and Development Framework Programme (H2020).
NB Please be aware that following the entry into force of the EU-UK Withdrawal Agreement on 1 February 2020 and in particular Articles 127(6), 137 and 138, the references to natural or legal persons residing or established in a Member State of the European Union are to be understood as including natural or legal persons residing or established in the United Kingdom. UK residents are therefore eligible to participate in the present contest.
Deadline: September 05, 2021
Cost/funding for participants:
- The winner of the PhD category will receive a money prize of EUR 5000
- The winner of the Student category will receive a money prize of EUR 1500.
The (up-to) three short-listed Applicants for each category 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;