MS/PhD students Awards

MS/PhD students Awards

European Membrane Society is aware of the difficulties that Master and PhD students may face for participating in international conferences. Therefore, EMS launched a programme for supporting the participation of Master and PhD students in international membrane conferences. Support will be provided to cover the conference fee excluding accommodation and meals (when included in the conference fee).

Duration: 1 year

List of conferences eligible for EMS conference fee awards:

 

NameNo. of awards [1]Deadline for applications [2]
Euromembrane 20241010/05/2024 12:00 PM (CET)
4th Congress of the African Membrane Society208/07/2023 12:00 PM (CET)

[1] This is a maximum number of awards that can be issued by EMS. The actual number of awards might be varied concerning applications evaluation procedure. EMS retains its right to solely change the number of issued awards or cancel the call without prior notification.

[2] The EMS retains its right to solely change Application dates without prior notification if the date of notification of abstract acceptance and/or deadline for early registration fee is changed by conference organizers. All applications will be evaluated on equal basis after the closing of the call.

 

Eligibility:

The applicants should have a valid membership at least from the deadline of each call for Travel Awards till the end of the conference. This is a requisite for the transfer of the award to the winners.

 

Application:

The applications will be accepted by the EMS council upon reception of all the documents specified below within the opening call period.

Unless stated otherwise the documents to submit are:

  • a copy of the abstract accepted for oral or poster communication by the conference organizers
  • proof of acceptance of the abstract for oral or poster communication, which must be submitted no later than 3 working days after the announcement by the conference organizers.
  • CV of the candidate (2 pages max.)
  • motivation letter (1 page max.)proof of studentship
  • proof of membership

The CV of the applicants, besides other relevant information, must include the following points:

  • commencement date of the PhD/MSc studies
  • list of publications identifying the ones in which the applicant is the first or corresponding author
  • poster and oral communications as presenting authors in previous conferences.

As a proof of membership is only considered documents emitted by the EMS, mentioning clearly the expiration date of the candidate membership, such as: the letter/email sent by the EMS validating the membership (contact EMS ems@emsoc.eu) or the copy of the EMS webpage of the candidate confirming the validity of the membership.

Proposals will be selected against the following criteria:

  • Scientific quality and originality of the contribution
  • Applicant’s profile (CV)
  • Applicant’s motivation

 

The applications will be reviewed by a panel of referees with final decisions made by the EMS Council. Selected candidates will be contacted by EMS. Transfer of the funds corresponding to the grants will only be made after Conference organizers confirm the registration.

Awardees agree, upon submitting the application, to write a short report (max. 1 A4 page) on the conference. The report should be submitted up to 90 days after the end of the conference. The non-submission of the report excludes the possibility of the EMS member to apply for further EMS applications/benefits.

The poster and/or oral presentation(s) presented by awardees at the conference must include the following acknowledgment: “[NAME] acknowledges European Membrane Society for providing of travel grant” and the EMS logotype.

Comments:

The EMS retains its right to solely change application dates without prior notification if the date of notification of abstract acceptance and/or deadline for early registration fee is changed by conference organizers. All applications will be evaluated on equal basis after closing of the call.

This is a maximum number of awards that can be issued by EMS. The actual number of awards might be varied with respect to applications evaluation procedure. EMS retains its right to solely change the number of issued awards or cancel the call without prior notification.

Please note that unless stated otherwise, participants who have already registered for one of the conferences listed above may still apply for an EMS Travel award, as long as they fulfil the eligibility criteria and follow all the application rules.


Best Paper Award 2024

Next session: August 20th, 2024

The EMS Best Paper Award 2024 (1000 € plus a certificate) aims at rewarding original journal papers on Membrane Science and Engineering (from fundamentals and theoretical study of membrane-related phenomena to membrane development, applications, and engineering )  published during the year 2023, that made a significant contribution to the field. The paper is addressed in particular to researchers at an early career stage.

Deadline: August 20th, 2024

 Eligibility:

– The Award is intended for original journal papers (review papers are not eligible).

– Candidates must be EMS members at the time applying for the prize and the major contributors of the paper (as described in a statement signed by all authors).

– Candidates must be Students or Young Academics, according to the definition given in the EMS Grants and Awards webpage.

– The year of the publication will be assessed based on the DOI’s date.

Application:

Candidates should submit:

– Copy of their paper.

– Proof of their Student or Young Academic status, such as Student Card or PhD certificate.

– Cover letter detailing in less than 150 words the scientific quality, originality and impact of the publication, the personal contribution and any other detail useful for the evaluation of the work.

– Statement signed by all authors indicating that the applicant is the major contributor to the paper.

– Proof of EMS membership.

 

To the addresses: ems@emsoc.eu; a.volkov.private@gmail.com

 

Evaluation

Proposals will be selected against their scientific quality, originality and impact by the EMS Council members. Any conflict of interest between the contestants and the evaluators will be avoided.

 

The EMS Council reserves the right to decide the number of prizes to award.