The ESHG awards prizes of EUR 500.- (together with a free participation at the next meeting) for outstanding research by early career scientists presented as a spoken contribution at the conference, namely:

Early Career Awards for Outstanding Science
Isabelle Oberlé Award for Research on Genetics of Intellectual Disability
Lodewijk Sandkuijl Award for the best talk in Statistical Genetics
Vienna Medical Academy Award for the best talk in Translational Medicine
Mia Neri Award for the best talk in Cancer Research
ELPAG Award for the best talk in the ELPAG track

All early career scientists who have applied during the abstract submission are nominees for the awards. Each nominee must be first author (i.e. presenting author) of the abstract submitted for spoken presentation and should not be more than four years post-doctoral and not a Principal Investigator (P.I.).

The best scored abstracts, which could not be selected for oral presentation, will automatically compete for the ESHG Poster Awards.

Note: To have a more precise definition of the target group, the Scientific Programme Committee has decided to change the label “Young Investigator Awards” to “Early Career Awards”. This is to portray that the criterion for candidature is not the researcher’s age, but his/her career level (maximum four years post-doctoral).