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  October 2010
Volume 11 Issue 11
 

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Nominate a colleague or yourself for a SETAC Europe award

Best Publication Awards
Did you publish an excellent paper in 2010? Or do you know a friend or colleague who did? The SETAC Europe Best Publication Awards honor outstanding contributions to environmental sciences in the form of a publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal. SETAC Europe is calling for nominations for the 2010 Best Publication Awards for papers published in the year 2010:

  1. AstraZeneca Award for the best publication in risk assessment, modeling and theoretical studies
  2. Eurofins Award for the best publication in chemical analysis and environmental monitoring
  3. RifCon Award for the best publication in ecotoxicology, eco-epidemiology and biological/biochemical studies

Applicants must be students or early career scientists (within 2 years from PhD graduation or within 5 years from MSc graduation, if from industry). The awards will be presented 15 May 2011 at the Opening Ceremony of the SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy.

To apply for one of these awards, please submit the following documents to the SETAC Europe office before 31 December 2010:

  • the manuscript as pdf file;
  • a CV, including date of birth, past experience and list of publications; and
  • a statement, signed by the supervisor, confirming that the candidate was the leading author for submitted article and that he/she carried out the main parts of the reported research.

For further information, visit the SETAC homepage.

Young Scientist Awards
The Young Scientist Awards (YSA) are to honor the best Platform Presentation and the best Poster Presentation at the SETAC Europe Annual Meeting. The awards will be presented 19 May 2011 at the Closing Ceremony of the SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy. If you want to be considered for the YSA at the Milan 2011 Annual Meeting, please indicate this in your online abstract submission form. To submit an abstract, go to milano.setac.eu/milano/scientific_programme/submit_an_abstract/?contentid=374. Deadline for abstract submission is 30 November 2010.

To be considered, you must be the first and presenting author of the submitted paper. Only one YSA submission per person will be accepted. If you submit multiple abstracts for consideration for the YSA, none of your abstracts will be taken into consideration for the YSA.

For more information about the Young Scientist Awards, visit milano.setac.eu/milano/awards/grants/young_scientist_award/?contentid=377.

Environmental Education Award
The NOACK-LABORATORIES Environmental Education award honors activities in the dissemination of knowledge on environmental sciences. If you know a possible candidate with an outstanding record of interdisciplinary activities related to the distribution of knowledge on environmental sciences who made substantial contributions to the education in this field, please send your nomination to the SETAC Europe office. Your nomination should include afull curriculum vitae of the candidate, including an e-photograph and a publication list, and a letter of recommendation highlighting the importance of the candidate's work. The award recipient should be based in a geographical area administered by SETAC Europe (i.e., Europe and Africa). The awards will be presented 15 May 2011 at the Opening Ceremony of the SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy.

For more information about the Environmental Education Awards, visit milano.setac.eu/milano/awards/grants/environmental_education_award/?contentid=381.

Submit all award nominations to Barbara Koelman and to the attention of the chair of the SETAC Europe award committee Laurent Lagadic. The deadline for submissions is 31 December.

Return to Science Fellowship
SETAC Europe is calling for nominations for the Return to Science Fellowship in 2011. This new fellowship, which comprises a grant of €4000 and other benefits, was initiated in 2009 by Lorraine Maltby (winner of the SETAC Europe Environmental Education Award 2009) during the opening ceremony of the SETAC Europe Annual Meeting in 2009.

For this Fellowship, SETAC Europe seeks highly qualified and talented scientists or engineers (female or male) in the field of environmental sciences who wish to return to a career in science after a professional break of more than one year due to either family commitments (e.g., caring for disabled/infirmed/vulnerable family members, child birth/care, elder care) or a period of illness. The award recipient should be based in a geographical area administered by SETAC Europe (i.e., Europe and Africa). The awards will be presented 15 May 2011 at the Opening Ceremony of the SETAC Europe 21st Annual Meeting in Milan, Italy.

To apply for this award, please submit the following documents to the SETAC Europe office before 31 December 2010:

  • a full CV;
  • a letter of recommendation or support, highlighting the track record and development potential of the applicant;
  • an electronic copy of a photograph;
  • a publication list or other supporting documents;
  • an outline of the applicants aspirations and potential for progression in her or his scientific/engineering discipline (i.e. objectives and outputs);
  • what, if any, other support (financial or otherwise) is available (e.g., from existing employment where relevant) and what use has or will be been made of it; and
  • a strong case outlining what the fellowship grant would be used for.

A report has to be sent to SETAC Europe one year after the grant has been given.

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