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Best Publication Award
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The Best Publication Award honours an outstanding contributions to environmental sciences in the form of a publication in a peer-reviewed scientific journal by a student or early career scientist. 

This award is made available by RIFCON


Requirements and Limitations

Applicants must be a current SETAC Europe member AND students or early career scientist (within 2 years from PhD graduation or within 3 years from MSc graduation).

The article must have been published or accepted for publication in a peer-reviewed journal in the calendar year prior to the awarding year (currently 2018). 


Application Instructions

Submit the following materials to Rebecca Bundschuh no later than 22 February 2019

  1. A copy of the submitted paper with details of the publishing journal and supplemental information
    • If the paper is not published yet the confirmation of acceptance must be provided. 
    • If the paper is not published in English, an English translation must accompany the application.
  2. A curriculum vitae, (five pages maximum) including personal and contact information. 
  3. A statement by the supervisor confirming that the article submitted has been primarily written by the candidate and that he or she performed main parts of the research reported.
  4. If applicable, details of the sponsoring institution.
  5. For recent graduates, please add a copy of your latest degree.

Only ONE paper per candidate will be accepted (if more than one paper has been accepted or published in the evaluation period, select the paper you consider to be the best). 


Selection of Awardee

The SETAC Europe Awards Committee will evaluate all applications and seeks to recognize innovative or novel papers. The recipient will be announced at the SETAC Europe 29th Annual Meeting from 26–30 May 2019 in Helsinki, Finland. The selected candidate will receive:

  1. A free registration to the upcoming SETAC Europe annual meeting.
  2. Prize money made available by RIFCON
  3. An invitation to the Presidents Reception at the SETAC Europe annual meeting
  4. Certificate

For further information contact Rebecca Bundschuh


Past Award Winners

  • 2019, Malte Posselt, Sweden
  • 2018, Mélanie Douziech, The Netherlands 
  • 2017, Yang Yue, Eawag, Switzerland
  • 2016, Gert Everaert, Ghent University, Belgium
  • 2016, Vasiliki Tsarpali, University of Patras, Greece
  • 2015, Thomas Schaubroeck, Ghent University, Belgium
  • 2015, Martina Pini, University of Modena and Reggio Emilia, Italy
  • 2015, Hannah Schug, Eawag, Switzerland
  • 2014, Iria Gonzalez Mariño, Mario Negri Institute,  Italy
  • 2014, Dieter De Coninck, Ghent University, Belgium
  • 2014, Stephan Fischer, Eawag, Switzerland
  • 2013, Martine Jordaan, Cape Nature, Stellenbosch, South Africa
  • 2013, Lubertus Bijlsma, University Jaume I, Spain
  • 2013, Joana Reis Almeida, University of Porto, CIIMAR, Portugal
  • 2012, Thomas Sizmur, University of Reading, United Kingdom
  • 2012, Karina Petersen, NIVA, Norway
  • 2012, Mirco Bundschuh, University of Koblenz-Landau, Germany
  • 2011, Annekatrin Dreyer, Helmholtz Zentrum Geesthacht, Centre for Materials and Coastal Research, Germany
  • 2011, Claire Duchet. European University of Bretagne, France
  • 2011, Julia Farkas, NIVA, Norway
  • 2010, Emma Undeman, Stockholm University, Sweden
  • 2009, Christian Bogdal, Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH), Zürich, Switzerland
  • 2009, Monica Martinez-Haro, University of Castilla, La Mancha, Spain
  • 2009, Stefanie Knauert, Swiss Federal Office for Agriculture, Switzerland
  • 2007, Alin Mirel Puinean, Rothamsted Research, Harpenden, Herts, United Kingdom
  • 2006, Till Luckenbach, UFZ Leipzig, Cell Toxicology, Leipzig, Germany
  • 2005, Scott Hecht, National Marine Fisheries Service, Office of Protected Resources, Washington, USA
  • 2004, Samuel Peña-Llopis, Institute of Aquaculture Torre de la Sal (CSIC), Ribera de Cabanes, Spain
  • 2003, Juliette Legler, Institute of Environmental studies, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2002, Sandra M. Brasfield, University of New Brunswick-Saint John, Canada
  • 2001, Niels Jonkers, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands
  • 2000, Paul van den Brink. University of Wageningen, The Netherlands
  • 1999, Susana Alves, Env. Techn. Inst. Lisbon, Portugal
  • 1997, Yvonne Allen, CEFAS, Burnham-on-Crouch, United Kingdom