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IFAC Young Author Award
In order to stimulate the involvement of young scientists and engineers in IFAC, as well as to recognize top-level contributions of the younger generation in our field and to support their careers, IFAC will stimulate to have a Young Author Award at every IFAC symposium and conference. The winner will be awarded a monetary prize of 300 EUR. 
Eligibility Criteria
an age criterion of max 30 years old at the time of the event, for the first and presenting author of a paper, with motivated exemptions on the age criterion to deal with gender and cultural differences so as to allow for a fair competition, or a criterion on the PhD-student status of the first and presenting author, at the time of paper submission.

The following submission/nomination procedure is followed that is supported by Papercept:

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  • The award is announced on the website of the conference/symposium
  • Nominations are solicited through Papercept after the submission of papers has been closed.
  • No self-nominations are allowed. Nominations are typically made by supervisors or reviewers.
  • An awards selection committee, appointed by the IPC chair, selects a number of finalists, on the basis of the nomination letters,
    the review reports, and the papers. Finalists are informed before the event.
  • The selection committee selects a winner out of the finalists, after having attended the presentation of the paper at the event.
  • The award is presented preferably at a plenary event during the conference/symposium.