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CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

THE CALL FOR APPLICATIONS IS NOW CLOSED

ISSNAF, the Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation, annually awards the Young Investigator Awards in various disciplines to outstanding, early-career Italian researchers working in the United States or Canada, in recognition of their significant and innovative contributions to their field of research.
 

ISSNAF is very pleased to announce the Young Investigator Awards of 2022 and is grateful to their sponsors for their generosity:
 

-  EMBASSY OF ITALY AWARD FOR RESEARCH IN FOOD EQUITABILITY
Established in 2020, this year’s edition recognizes young Italian researchers in the USA providing fundamental contributions to agriculture, food quality and security with the broader goals of reducing poverty, fighting climate change and improving human health. Research in the specific fields of agricultural and industrial innovation, data science, sensing, economics, human health, environmental sciences and engineering are within the scope of the award.

-  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 ELEMENTARY PARTICLE 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 these fields as well as cosmology.

-  MARIO GERLA AWARD FOR RESEARCH IN COMPUTER SCIENCE 
Established by the Gerla family in 2019 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 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.

 

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PRIZES
-  Winners will receive a prize of $3,000.
-  Winners and Finalists will receive a travel award to attend the ISSNAF Annual Event 2022 to be held at the Embassy of Italy in Washington.
-  Winners and Finalists will receive public recognition of their accomplishments via the ISSNAF social media and PR agency.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
1)   Italian citizenship;
2)   Current affiliation with a research institution in the United States or Canada, with the exception that applicants for the Embassy of Italy Award must work in the USA;
3)   PhD received or Medical/Veterinary Residency completed in 2015 or later.
ISSNAF reserves the right to exclude applicants not meeting standards of good scholarship and integrity.

 

PROCESS
Applications are evaluated considering the applicant’s curriculum, the quality and impact of their research, and their personal contributions to the research. Three Finalists are named for each of the Awards.

The Finalists present their research to the distinguished Award Jury at the virtual Young ISSNAF Symposia to be held on October 24-28, 2022. The Jury names the Award Winner. The Symposia are open to the public.

The Finalists are invited to participate to the ISSNAF Annual Event in November 2022 during which the Winners are announced and receive the Award.

 

TIMELINE
July 10, 2022 - Application submission deadline (closed)
July 30, 2022 - Letters of reference are due
August 6, 2022 - Applicants are notified whether their application has been accepted
October 1, 2022 - Applicants are notified whether they have been named Finalists
October 24-28, 2022 - Finalists present their research at the Young ISSNAF Symposia
November 2022 - Winners receive the Award at ISSNAF Annual Event

HOW TO APPLY
Please submit the Young Investigator Awards 2022 Application Form by July 10 (closed).

For questions, please contact awards@issnaf.org