Jean Leray Award
The Jean Leray award is established by the European Society for Biomaterials to recognize, encourage and stimulate outstanding research contributions to the field of biomaterials by early-career scientists. The nominee must have contributed significantly to the knowledge in the field of biomaterials through basic, experimental and/or clinical research. The award will be presented annually during the ESB conference.
The nominee should not be older than 40 years and should not have more than eight years of post-doctoral experience at the close of nomination*. The nominee needs neither to be a member of the European Society for Biomaterials nor a citizen of a European country. Posthumous nominations are not considered.
This award is given by the European Society for Biomaterials council and consists of a plaque, refund of the registration fee for the conference, accommodation at the conference hotel for the duration of the conference and economy class airplane or train ticket.
The following information must accompany each nomination:
- Name, email, address, and affiliation of the nominating ESB member.
- Name, email, address, and affiliation of the nominee.
- A Curriculum Vitae of the nominee (maximum 3 pages), including education, membership of professional organizations, major honors/funding received, the main field of professional activity, and a list of the 10 most relevant publications.
- A statement describing the reason for nomination.
The deadline for the nomination is the 30th of November 2022.
Jean Leray Award 2023 - Nomination
* The eligibility period set out above can be extended beyond 8 years of post-doctoral experience at the close of nomination for the following properly documented circumstances, provided they started before the call for nominations deadline:
- Maternity: 18 months extension for each child born before or after the PhD award. If the applicant can document a longer maternity leave, the eligibility period will be extended by the documented amount of actual leave taken until the call deadline.
- Paternity: extension by the documented time of paternity leave taken until the call deadline for each child born before or after the PhD award.
- Long-term illness# or national service: extension by the documented amount of leave taken by the nominee until the call deadline for each incident which occurred after the PhD award date.
- Clinical training: extension by the documented amount of clinical training received by the nominee after the award of the first eligible degree and until the call deadline, up to a maximum of 4 years.
# Over ninety days for the nominee or a close family member (child, spouse, parent or sibling).