Young Investigator Award

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 healthcare professionals in their early career in the field of paediatric and neonatal 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.

ESPNIC will grant up to 2 Awards.

Deadline to submit application: February 7, 2023

The ESPNIC Office will inform applicants by March 2023

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


Criteria for consideration

To be eligible for this award, the applicant:

  • Must have an accepted abstract in the programme (Abstract Submission deadline: Tuesday January 17, 2023)
  • Must be an ESPNIC member
  • Must be aged less than 40 years
  • The 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 the application, the Secretariat will contact the applicant for a copy of their ID indicating the date of birth.

Judgement criteria for the Young Investigator Award will be based on:

  • The scientific content of the 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

Young Investigator Award Selection procedure

  1. Abstracts will be selected for the Award during the abstract review.
  2. ESPNIC will inform the selected applicants in advance, and they must confirm their attendance at the Meeting.


First Prize:

  • 1200 Euro Award
  • complimentary registration
  • travel expenses covered up to 500 Euro to the next ESPNIC Annual Meeting
  • one year complimentary membership

Second Prize:

  • 800 Euro Award
  • complimentary registration to the next ESPNIC Annual Meeting
  • one year complimentary membership
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