Early Career Investigator (ECI) Award


  1. Candidates must be active members of the ISHR-ES, or have applied for membership.
  2. Candidates must be Early Career Investigators (ECIs), defined as researchers within 8 years from their terminal degree. In case of applicant holding both an MD and PhD degree, the date of latest degree will count. (Note: Allowance will be made for career breaks (such as maternity leave or illness). It is the responsibility of the candidate and supervisor to justify the degree of disruption to the career.).
  3. Candidates should apply during abstract submission by selecting the option “ECI”.
  4. Candidates will be pre-selected for the ECI award through abstract ranking by the ISHR-ES Council members. The pre-selected candidates will be contacted by the ISHR-ES Secretary and will need to provide the following documentation:
    1. A short curriculum vitae (CV; maximum 1 page)
    2. A letter signed by the candidate’s supervisor containing the following information: (i) career stage (i.e., < 8 years from their latest degree on the opening day of the Congress); (ii) detailing the amount of work carried out by the candidate; (iii) a statement confirming that the work is unpublished by the closing date for abstract submissions (max 1 page)
    3. Proof of ISHR-ES membership
    4. Any other relevant documentation necessary to confirm candidate’s eligibility.
    These items should be provided in electronic format as a single pdf file by email to the ISHR-ES Secretary.
  5. At the Congress, each selected candidate will present his/her study to the Society. The winner of the Award will receive a certificate and a cash award of 1000 Euros. The two runners-up will receive a certificate and a cash award of 500 Euros.
  6. Any selected candidate who, for any reason, cannot personally present their work must withdraw from the competition. Substitute presenters are not allowed.
  7. Only one submission per author will be considered.