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2020 Young Researcher Prize: apply before June 30, 2020

On The June 3, 2020

Each year, the Métropole de Lyon, in partnership with the Université de Lyon, awards young researchers prizes to promote scientific excellence in Lyon.

What is the Young Researcher Prize?

The Young Researcher Prize, created in the 1980s by the city of Lyon, aims to promote excellence in fundamental and applied research in the Université de Lyon’s laboratories. Around fifty young researchers apply each year.
The prizes are awarded to post-docs under the age of 35 in three themes that encompass all disciplinary fields: “bio-health and society”, “science and engineering” and “humanities and urban studies”.


How to apply

  1. Applicants must have completed at least part of their university course, thesis or postdoctoral training at one of the Université de Lyon’s universities, higher education institutions or research laboratories. The work presented must have been carried out at one of the aforementioned institutions.
  2. Applicants must be private individuals
  3. Applicants must have been born after January 1, 1984
  4. To enter, applicants must have defended their thesis between May 1, 2014, and May 1, 2019
  5. Applicants may enter a second time.

Prize amount

The city of Lyon will award three prizes of €5,000 each.
The jury can also award a “Jury’s Favorite” without any prize money.

Application Deadline: June 30, 2020

Submit your application (FR)