The ESET Science Award recognises exceptional individuals of Slovak science and has been granted by the ESET Foundation annually since 2019 in the following categories:

Outstanding
Scientist
in Slovakia
The award is granted to an individual whose work in the past 10 years has exceptionally contributed to highlighting science in Slovakia, in the European or global science field, and which has a remarkable real or potential impact on other aspects of Slovak society.

Application

Nominations are closed.

Outstanding
Scientist in Slovakia
Under the Age of 35
The award is granted to a young scientist under the age of 35 whose activity may be regarded as an exceptional contribution to the Slovak scientific area with great potential for the future.

Application

Nominations are closed.

Outstanding
Academic
in Slovakia
The award is granted to an individual whose activities have delivered an exceptional academic contribution in their field and who has been motivating their students to achieve outstanding results, thus contributing to extending their interest in studying science.

Application

Nominations are closed.

International jury

The ESET Science Award laureates are selected by an international jury comprised of world known experts from various scientific fields. Each year, the role of chair of the international jury is held by a Nobel Prize Laureate, and under their guidance the jury presides over the selection and then the awarding of the laureates.


Envoys

The Envoys of the ESET Science Award are comprised of a group of scientists with a global reach. They represent the Award and its finalists and laureates internationally. Their aim is to spread worldwide awareness of science in Slovakia, of the exceptional scientists working in Slovakia, and to connect scientific institutions with each other.


Discussion „ Can we recognize intelligent life in the Universe? “

World renowned scientist and Nobel Prize laureate, professor Michel Mayor, was in conversation with astrophysicist and co-founder of the Starmus festival, Garik Israelian on the subject of space exploration and the potential for discovering intelligent life beyond our home planet. The discussion was hosted by famous science popularizer, David Eicher.


Award Ceremony of the ESET Science Award 2023

The festive announcement of the award winners is an annual celebration of science in Slovakia. The gala evening was attended by representatives of the domestic and foreign scientific community, ambassadors, the political elite and other eminent guests. In its fifth year, the Award was carried out under the auspices of the President of the Slovak Republic Zuzana Čaputová and the Representation of the European Commission in Slovakia. At the event, awards were presented in three categories: Outstanding Scientist in Slovakia, Outstanding Scientist in Slovakia under the age of 35, Outstanding Academic in Slovakia.

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Organiser

Foundation ESET

Main partner

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Partners

Slovak Academy of SciencesSlovak University of Technology in BratislavaComenius University in BratislavaTukeMinistry of foreign affairs of the Slovak RepublicThe University of ŽilinaPavol Jozef Safarik University in KosiceTechnical University in ZvolenKingdom of the NetherlandsBritish Embassy BratislavaEmbassy of Israel SlovakiaFoundation PontisStudent council for Higher Education

Media partners

RTVSForbesDenník N.týždeňThe Slovak Spectator

Under the auspices of the President of the Slovak Republic

Under the auspices of the President of the Slovak Republic

Under the auspices of the Representation of the European Commission in the SR

Under the auspices of the Representation of the European Commission in the SR