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On 13 Dec 2013, ECIS and the "Prof. Enzo Ferroni Foundation" have agreed upon the creation of the Enzo Ferroni Award for a Young Scientist to acknowledge the top level scientific activity of young researchers in the field of colloid and interface science.

Starting from 2019, the Ferroni Foundation will support three individual prizes every year. Each award will consist in € 500,00.

The prize will be awarded for the best oral presentation of a young scientist.


Applicants must possess a M.Sc degree and must have been actively engaged in scientific research for a period of time shorter than the PhD plus 1 year.

The applicants will declare their intention to compete for the award along with the submission of the abstract of their contribution to the annual meeting of ECIS.

The decision will be taken during the annual meeting by a special Jury nominated by the Chair of the Conference, and comprising:
  • one representative of the Foundation
  • one representative of the ECIS Board
  • one member of the local organizing Committee
  • two representatives selected from the plenary speakers and the International Committee of the annual meeting.