Young Scientist Award

Part of the URSI Young Scientists Program
to learn more about the URSI Young Scientists Program, please click here

Rules and Guidelines

To qualify for an award the applicant:

  • must be less than 35 years old on September 1st of the year of the AT-RASC conference
  • should have a paper, of which he or she is the principal author, submitted and accepted for oral or poster presentation at a regular session at AT-RASC

Applicants should also be interested in promoting contacts between developed and developing countries.

Applicants from all over the world are welcome, also from regions that do not (yet) belong to URSI. All successful applicants are expected to participate fully in the scientific activities of AT-RASC. They will receive a certificate, free registration, and free hotel accommodation in a specified hotel.

The application needs to be done electronically by going to the same web site used for the submission of abstracts/papers via . The deadline for paper submission for AT-RASC 2018 is January 10th, 2018.

A web-based form will appear when applicants check "Young Scientists Paper" at the time they submit their paper. All Young Scientists must submit their paper(s) and this application together with a CV and a list of publications in PDF format to the AT-RASC submission web site.

Applications will be assessed by the URSI Young Scientists Committee taking account of the national ranking of the application and the technical evaluation of the abstract by the relevant URSI Commission. Awards will be announced on the AT-RASC web site and the URSI web site in March 2018.

We also would like to invite you to write a review (1-2 pages) of your favourite textbook for the URSI Radio Science Bulletin. There is no special deadline for such a review.

For more information about URSI, AT-RASC 2018 and the activities of URSI Commissions, please look at the URSI web site at: or the AT-RASC 2018 website at

If you need more information concerning the Young Scientists Program, please check the URSI web site at:



Separate and independent from this Young Scientists Program, a Student Paper Competition will be organised as well. See here for more information. Those who are eligible and interested to apply for the Student Paper Competition may do so by ticking the appropriate box during the paper submission process.