Young Investigator Award 2018 (2,000 CHF)
We are pleased to announce that the “2018 Animals Young Investigator Award” is now open for applications. All nominations and applications will be assessed by an Evaluation Committee led by the
Prof. Dr. Clive J. C. Phillips,
Eligibility and Requirements:
- Hold a Ph.D. degree.
- Be 35 years of age or under (as of 31 December 2018)
- Ground-breaking research conducted and a significant contribution made to the advancement of animal science research.
- Priority will be given to applicants who publish papers in Animals in 2018.
List of Documents for Application:
- Two-page Curriculum Vitae including a publication list and a list of the researcher’s research grants.
- A description, in no more than 500 words, of the contribution of the research to animal science.
- A list of conferences that the candidate will attend (the conference name and its website).
- A scanned copy of the candidate’s doctorate certificate and document certifying age.
- Signed nomination letter from an established senior scientist.
The award will consist of:
- 2000 Swiss Francs
- An offer to publish a paper free of charge without a fixed deadline in Animals after successful peer review.
- An engraved plaque.
Please submit your applications at the link (http://www.mdpi.com/journal/animals/awards) by 31 December 2018. The winner will be announced by February 2019.
Travel Award 2018
This year we launched a Travel Scholarship to be awarded to a PhD student or early career postdoctoral student. It attracted a large number of applicants, 78 in total, of generally very high quality. The applications were assessed by an international team of four Animals editors, Dr. Serdar Izmirli, Prof. Darryl Jones, Prof. John McGlone and myself. The winner of the award is Angie Johnston, a PhD student from Yale University who will receive 800 Swiss Francs towards travel expenses to participate at the Canine Science Forum in Hungary and present her paper entitled: The double-edged sword of domestication: Dogs are less adept than dingoes at independent problem solving.
Two other applicants that were highly commended will receive the opportunity to publish a paper free of charge in Animals; these are Dr. Irene Camerlink of Scotland’s Rural College (SRUC) and Dr. Eija Kaukonen from the University of Helsinki. An additional nine short-listed candidates will receive a reduction of half the fee for publication in Animals.
It was a difficult decision with such high quality applications for the awards and we would like to thank all applicants for submitting their diverse and fascinating range of research topics. We congratulate the winners for their accomplishments! Animals is happy to support our young scientists, who represent our future leaders in animal science. We hope that all manage to get to the conferences and meetings that they applied to attend and that they enjoy Animals as a source of inspiration and information about the latest findings in animal science.
Prof. Dr. Clive J. C. Phillips