Young Investigator Award

It is no longer possible apply for an ESPNIC Young Investigator Award

The ESPNIC Young Investigator Award supports the development of research activities undertaken with the active contribution of the applicant. The specific intent is to provide support for young and talented physicians in their early career in the field of paediatric and neonatal and intensive care to present their research topic of their choice in front of a designated jury during an oral session at the ESPNIC Annual Meeting.

Up to 2 Awards will be granted.

Deadline to submit application: Extended to January 22, 2019

The ESPNIC Office will inform applicants by March 14, 2019

Please apply whilst submitting your abstract, using the dedicated field in the abstract form. It will not be possible to apply once abstract submission has closed.


To be eligible for this award, the applicant:

  • Must have an accepted abstract in the programme (Abstract Submission deadline: January 15, 2019)

  • Must be an ESPNIC member

  • Must be aged less than 40 years

  • Content of the abstract must represent original work and not presented/ or published previously

  • Request for consideration must be made on the abstract form at the time of submission

  • The applicant must be the first author and presenting author of the submitted abstract

Following application the Secretariat will contact the applicant for a copy of their ID indicating date of birth


Scientific content of abstract

Presentation of the abstract at the Congress

Ability to defend the paper/results during the question time from the audience during the scientific session


Abstracts will be selected for the Award during the abstract review

Selected applicants will be informed in advance and must confirm their attendance to the Meeting


First Prize: 1200 Euro Award, complimentary registration and travel expenses covered up to 500 Euro to the next ESPNIC Annual Meeting and one year complimentary membership

Second Prize: 800 Euro Award, one year complimentary membership, complimentary registration to the next ESPNIC Annual Meeting 

* Prizes are awarded at the discretion of the committee and the decisions made are final.

Winners will be announced during the Networking event at the ESPNIC Annual Meeting, and will be presented with a certificate with a letter confirming their prize.