The European Community on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences (ECCOMAS) is pleased to announce the 15th fifteenth edition of the Award to distinguished young scientists who have recently completed a PhD thesis in the field of Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering.

The Meaning of the Award is to highlight outstanding achievements of two young persons at the start of their scientific careers.

The Content of the Award is an Award document, a sum of 2000 Euros plus the cost for the attendance of the Award Ceremony.

The Application: Every person who has presented a thesis, within the ECCOMAS fields of interest, at a University or a Research Organization in Europe, which was approved in 2020 qualifies for the Award and can submit an application.

An Open Call is launched for candidates that are wishing to submit their applications. The application must be sent to the President of the local/regional ECCOMAS Association to which the applicant is associated with (a list of addresses is given on the ECCOMAS website www.eccomas.org). The closing date of this first phase (submission from candidates) is February 1st, 2021. Exceptionally, the local/regional ECCOMAS Association may extend the deadline for this phase once the internal selection procedure is organized. Applicants must include a copy of the thesis and a Curriculum Vitae. A summary of two to three pages in English is required for theses written in other languages than English.

First Selection: Each national or regional ECCOMAS Association will select one candidate thesis according to an internally decided selection procedure. The local ECCOMAS Associations will send the selected thesis and the CV of the author (in electronic format due to the current situation), together with a short explanation (one page) why this thesis was selected, to the ECCOMAS Secretariat in Barcelona. The electronic documentation has to arrive at the Barcelona secretariat not later than March 26, 2021 (this deadline is sharp, documentation received later will not enter in the selection procedure). All the candidates selected as finalists of each Association will receive a diploma issued by ECCOMAS.

Award Selection: The ECCOMAS PhD Award Committee will select two awardees and communicate the decision by May 19, 2021.

Award Presentation: The awards will be bestowed in the occasion of one of the ECCOMAS events taking place during the second half of 2021. Due to the current situation of mobility restriction, the event will be announced after the final decision on the winners is taken.