Calling young scientists: Applications open for SESAR Young Scientist Award 2020

Apr. 7, 2020

Are you a young scientist active in the field of air traffic management (ATM) and aviation? Are you looking for the perfect opportunity to showcase your talent and advance your career? If yes, then look no further… the SESAR Young Scientist Award is for you!

The SESAR Young Scientist Award 2020 aims to recognise young scientists, who have demonstrated excellence in ATM and aviation-related research fields. The award also provides researchers starting out in their career with an opportunity for further professional development. A further objective of the award is to showcase the potential of young talent to formulate fresh ideas and solutions to the challenges facing ATM and aviation. 

The award contest is open to any scientist (Batchelor, Master or PhD) working in the abovementioned fields and who are citizens or residents in an EU Member State or an Associated Country to the Horizon2020 Research and Development Framework Programme (H2020).

Up to three short-listed applicants will be invited to attend the SESAR Innovation Days 2020 (SIDs), which will take place online from 7th to 10th December in a virtual capacity. During a dedicated ceremony, they will be invited to present their research to 300 of Europe’s top academics in ATM and aviation, after which the winner will announced and presented with a prize of EUR 5 000.


Contest rules and how to apply?

If you wish to apply for this Award, please read the Contest Rules (SJU/LC/0154-CNT) as well as the Q&Acomplete the application form and declaration of honour and send them to:


The deadline for applications is 6 September 2020:

Read about the 2019 Young Scientist Award winner

Read about the 2020 SESAR Innovation Days