Young Academics Award

Research and innovation are key elements for promoting sustainable development in the Alps. Young academics play a crucial role in shaping the future of the Alps. The Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention recognizes this key role by awarding outstanding master theses carried out on relevant alpine topics. This biennial prize is regularly supported by the Presidency of the Alpine Convention, the Permanent Secretariat and the Infopoints of the Alpine Convention and is carried out in collaboration with the International Scientific Committee on Research in the Alps, ISCAR.

Young Academics Award 2020


The Topic

This edition of the Alpine Convention Young Academics Award focuses on the issue of "Emissions in the Alps: climate change and air quality, measurement and measures" and particularly on these related sub-topics:

  • Measuring emissions and their impacts in the Alps: data, indicators and scenarios;
  • Air quality management in the Alps: processes, techniques, solutions;
  • From local to global: governance of air pollution and climate change phenomena on different scales;
  • An Alpine approach to climate change: integrated adaptation and mitigation measures, including intelligent or nature-based solutions;
  • Communicating air quality and climate change adaptation and mitigation: from science to civil society.
The Prizes 

Three main prizes will be awarded by the French Presidency and the Permanent Secretariat of the Alpine Convention:

  • 1st prize: 1,000 €
  • 2nd prize: 750 €
  • 3rd prize: 500 €

Five additional “Infopoint prizes” will be awarded for works thematically relevant and geographically dedicated to the following infopoint areas:

The Call

Find out the full detailed requirements and admission criteria, as well as the overview of the selection process.

Download the call

Fill out the online application form (in English) to apply!

The Deadline

All applicants must complete the application form and submit the required documentation by 30 June 2020.

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