The ISSNAF Young Investigator Awards are a prestigious recognition for early career Italian researchers working in the United States or Canada. Every year, three finalists for each award are selected from a pool of applicants and present their research to a distinguished jury at the Young ISSNAF Symposia. The winners are announced at the ISSNAF Annual Event in November at the Embassy of Italy in Washinton DC. This is a great opportunity for young researchers to showcase their innovative contributions to their field of study.
ISSNAF is very pleased to announce the Young Investigator Awards of 2023 and is grateful to their sponsors for their generosity.
EMBASSY OF ITALY AWARD FOR RESEARCH IN NEURODEGENERATIVE DISEASES
Established in 2020, this year’s edition recognizes young Italian researchers in the USA providing fundamental contributions to the understanding and curing of neurodegenerative diseases including those related to aging.
FRANCO STRAZZABOSCO AWARD FOR RESEARCH IN ENGINEERING WITH FOCUS ON SUSTAINABLE ENERGY
Established in 2013 by the Strazzabosco family in memory of Dott. Ing. Franco Strazzabosco, this award is a tribute to the entrepreneurial courage of Italian engineers who strive to apply scientific discoveries to the public advantage.
INFN BRUNO TOUSCHEK AWARD FOR RESEARCH IN FUNDAMENTAL PHYSICS
Established in 2022 by Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare, this award honors the memory of Prof. Bruno Touschek for his pioneering work in the fields of elementary particle physics and particle accelerators. It recognizes contributions in the fields of fundamental interactions of matter, such as elementary particle physics, nuclear physics, cosmology and the physics of particle beams.
MARIO GERLA AWARD FOR RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE
Established by the Gerla family in 2019, this award is in memory of Dr. Mario Gerla, professor of Computer Science at UCLA and ISSNAF founding member.
PAOLA CAMPESE AWARD FOR RESEARCH IN HEMATOLOGIC MALIGNANCIES
Established by Stefania and Vito Campese in 2011, this award is in memory of their young, talented and generous daughter Paola.
RnB4CULTURE AWARD FOR INNOVATION IN THE STUDY OF ITALIAN CULTURE
Established in 2021 by RnB4Culture, this award recognizes the vibrancy of research in Italian culture and its evolving nature expressed in a variety of ways such as innovative uses of technology, or originality of approach, or contribution to wider questions and trends in the Humanities at large.
- Winners receive a prize of $3,000.
- Winners and Finalists are invited to attend the ISSNAF Annual Event 2023 at the Embassy of Italy in Washington and receive a travel and lodging award.
- Winners and Finalists receive public recognition of their accomplishments via the ISSNAF social media.
HOW TO APPLY
Information is available at https://www.issnaf.org/call-for-applications-yi-2023