What better way to shape the future of the Alpine region than by studying its present?
Thanks to the support of the Slovenian Presidency of the Alpine Convention, the Young Academics Award (YAA) is back to highlight and reward the best master’s theses on topics related to sustainable development in the Alps.
The 2024 edition of the Award is dedicated to “Responding to environmental changes and maintaining high quality of life”. The theme mirrors the current priorities of the Slovenian Presidency of the Alpine Convention.
“Both climate change and biodiversity loss are crucial challenges to which we must respond if we want to maintain a high quality of life in the Alps. Young people are demonstrating again and again that they can contribute meaningfully to solving the challenges we face. We want to reward their competent and innovative solutions for sustainable development that ensure the Alps can remain a high-quality environment to live in and visit,” said Alenka Smerkolj, Secretary General of the Alpine Convention.
The YAA offers young researchers an occasion to share their creative ideas and scientific work. The main category prizes are for papers that cover the full Alpine territory. Additionally, six “Infopoint prizes” from Chamonix (FR), Domodossola (IT), Grand Paradis (IT), Mojstrana (SI), Tolmin (SI) and Villach (AT) will be awarded for pieces of work that are related to the theme and dedicated to the geographic location of the Infopoint areas.
The deadline for applications is 31 July 2024.
The call and all relevant application information are availablehere. Good luck!