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Recognising Excellence in Slovak Science

The ESET Science Award recognises exceptional individuals of Slovak science.

We are convinced that science deserves an important place in our society. We wish to recognise individuals of Slovak science not only through their internationally acclaimed scientific results or breakthrough inventions, but also as role models for us all. We believe that high-quality science helps our country develop and moves it forward.

The ESET Science Award has been granted by the ESET Foundation annually since 2019.

ESET Science Award

Envoys

Ruzena Bajcsy

Ruzena Bajcsy

Born in Bratislava, a recognized professor at Berkeley University and a top expert in robotics and artificial intelligence.

Pavel Cheben

Pavel Cheben

Originally from Slovakia, Principal Research Officer at the National Research Council of Canada and expert in photonics and integrated optics.

Categories

  

The award is granted to an individual whose work results in the past 10 years have contributed exceptionally to highlighting Slovak science in the European or global science area, and which have a remarkable actual or potential impact on other aspects of the Slovak society.

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 field with great future potential.

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

About the category

  • 1. The nominee must be a scientist associated with an Organisation that is demonstrably involved in science and research (Slovak universities, institutes of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, sectoral research departments, legal persons with registered offices in Slovakia) in one of the following fields of science: natural science, technical science, medical and pharmaceutical science and agricultural science.
  • 2. A scientist may nominate themselves.
  • 3. A scientist may be nominated by the organisation with which they are cooperating.
  • 4. The Nominee’s expertise is demonstrated by the following criteria:
    · authorship or co-authorship of a significant published work or published works,
    · citations in acknowledged Current Content journals,
    · involvement in significant international research projects,
    · enhancing the professional recognition of Slovak science and research abroad,
    · contribution to scientific research work with an impact on society.
  • 5. Laureates of the award are selected by an international jury.
  • 6. Nominations may be submitted until May 28th 2020.
  • 7. Once completed you will receive an email confirmation of your submission within 24 hours.
    If you do not get the email confirmation, your nomination has not been received. Do not hesitate to contact us in such cases.
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About the category

  • 1. The nominee must be a scientist who has successfully concluded doctoral studies and who is not older than 35 years of age. They must be cooperating with an Organisation that is demonstrably involved in science and research (Slovak universities, institutes of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, sectoral research departments, legal persons with registered offices in Slovakia) in one of the following fields of science: natural science, technical science, medical and pharmaceutical science and agricultural science.
  • 2. The nomination may be submitted by a direct supervisor or the department manager of the Organisation with which the nominee is cooperating.
  • 3. The nominee’s expertise must be demonstrated by fulfilment of at least two of the following criteria:
    · authorship or co-authorship of a significant published work or published works,
    · citations in acknowledged Current Content journals,
    · involvement in significant international research projects,
    · enhancing the professional recognition of Slovak science and research abroad,
    · contribution of the scientific research work with an impact on society.
  • 4. Laureates of the award are selected by an international jury.
  • 5. Nominations may be submitted until May 28th 2020.
  • 6. Once completed you will receive an email confirmation of your submission within 24 hours.
    If you do not get the email confirmation, your nomination has not been received. Do not hesitate to contact us in such cases.
  • Download Statute >

About the category

  • 1. The nominee must be a university academic working at a University in Slovakia and active in one of the following fields of study: natural sciences, mathematics, informatics, technical sciences, agricultural and veterinary sciences and healthcare.
  • 2. A University academic may nominate themselves.
  • 3. A University academic may be nominated by the University with which they are cooperating.
  • 4. The nominee’s expertise is assessed based on:
    • his/her academic skills as demonstrated over the previous 6 years assessed through students’ results, student feedback and references, conducting and initiating of classes, participation in accredited study programmes and making the scientific field visible through the organisation of student events or other forms of promotion,
    • his/her scientific productivity as demonstrated over the previous 6 years assessed through authorship or co-authorship of (a) significant publication(s), citations in reputable journals with high impact and participation in international research projects.
  • 5. Laureates of the award are selected by a jury of Slovak experts.
  • 6. Nominations may be submitted until May 28th 2020.
  • 7. Once completed you will receive an email confirmation of your submission within 24 hours.
    If you do not get the email confirmation, your nomination has not been received. Do not hesitate to contact us in such cases.
  • Download Statute >

Categories

The award is granted to an individual whose work results in the past 10 years have contributed exceptionally to highlighting Slovak science in the European or global science area, and which have a remarkable actual or potential impact on other aspects of the Slovak society.

About the category

  • 1. The nominee must be a scientist associated with an Organisation that is demonstrably involved in science and research (Slovak universities, institutes of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, sectoral research departments, legal persons with registered offices in Slovakia) in one of the following fields of science: natural science, technical science, medical and pharmaceutical science and agricultural science.
  • 2. A scientist may nominate themselves.
  • 3. A scientist may be nominated by the organisation with which they are cooperating.
  • 4. The Nominee’s expertise is demonstrated by the following criteria:
    · authorship or co-authorship of a significant published work or published works,
    · citations in acknowledged Current Content journals,
    · involvement in significant international research projects,
    · enhancing the professional recognition of Slovak science and research abroad,
    · contribution to scientific research work with an impact on society.
  • 5. Laureates of the award are selected by an international jury.
  • 6. Nominations may be submitted until May 28th 2020.
  • 7. Once completed you will receive an email confirmation of your submission within 24 hours.
    If you do not get the email confirmation, your nomination has not been received. Do not hesitate to contact us in such cases.
  • Download Statute >

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 field with great future potential.

About the category

  • 1. The nominee must be a scientist who has successfully concluded doctoral studies and who is not older than 35 years of age. They must be cooperating with an Organisation that is demonstrably involved in science and research (Slovak universities, institutes of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, sectoral research departments, legal persons with registered offices in Slovakia) in one of the following fields of science: natural science, technical science, medical and pharmaceutical science and agricultural science.
  • 2. The nomination may be submitted by a direct supervisor or the department manager of the Organisation with which the nominee is cooperating.
  • 3. The nominee’s expertise must be demonstrated by fulfilment of at least two of the following criteria:
    · authorship or co-authorship of a significant published work or published works,
    · citations in acknowledged Current Content journals,
    · involvement in significant international research projects,
    · enhancing the professional recognition of Slovak science and research abroad,
    · contribution of the scientific research work with an impact on society.
  • 4. Laureates of the award are selected by an international jury.
  • 5. Nominations may be submitted until May 28th 2020.
  • 6. Once completed you will receive an email confirmation of your submission within 24 hours.
    If you do not get the email confirmation, your nomination has not been received. Do not hesitate to contact us in such cases.
  • Download Statute >

Outstanding
Academic

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

About the category

  • 1. The nominee must be a university academic working at a University in Slovakia and active in one of the following fields of study: natural sciences, mathematics, informatics, technical sciences, agricultural and veterinary sciences and healthcare.
  • 2. A University academic may nominate themselves.
  • 3. A University academic may be nominated by the University with which they are cooperating.
  • 4. The nominee’s expertise is assessed based on:
    • his/her academic skills as demonstrated over the previous 6 years assessed through students’ results, student feedback and references, conducting and initiating of classes, participation in accredited study programmes and making the scientific field visible through the organisation of student events or other forms of promotion,
    • his/her scientific productivity as demonstrated over the previous 6 years assessed through authorship or co-authorship of (a) significant publication(s), citations in reputable journals with high impact and participation in international research projects.
  • 5. Laureates of the award are selected by a jury of Slovak experts.
  • 6. Nominations may be submitted until May 28th 2020.
  • 7. Once completed you will receive an email confirmation of your submission within 24 hours.
    If you do not get the email confirmation, your nomination has not been received. Do not hesitate to contact us in such cases.
  • Download Statute >
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