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Turin Academy of Sciences 2020 Prizes

24 January 2020

The Turin Academy of Sciences invites nominations for their scientific prizes.

This year, the Turin Academy of Sciences will award the following Prizes to scientists who have been prominent over the last ten years:

  • The “Gili Agostinelli International Prize” amounting to € 10,000, to a scientist who has achieved distinction in the field of Biological and Medical Sciences.
  • The “Panetti Ferrari International Prize” amounting to € 10,000, to a scientist who is particularly distinguished for his/her research in the field of Applied Mechanics.
  • The “Herlitzka International Prize”, amounting to € 10,000, to a scientist who has achieved distinction in the field of Physiology.

To express an interest in being nominated for one of these prizes by the Royal Irish Academy please make your submission to by 18 March 2020.

Candidates must:

  • Provide a letter of explanation clearly outlining how their experience meets the criteria listed below (see ‘Achievements and contributions’ below) and other such criteria as relevant for the prize in question.
  • Provide a full academic CV.
  • Have the letter of explanation signed by two peers as an indication of their support- at least one peer must be a Member of the Royal Irish Academy, and at least one peer must not be employed by the same institution as the candidate. Self-nominations alone will not be accepted.
  • Be employed at an institution on the island of Ireland and/or be a permanent resident of Ireland

Achievements and contributions

Nominees will be assessed on their track record of:

  • Publishing high-impact work
  • Publishing high-impact work as first-author
  • Presenting work at international conferences
  • Raising the profile of their field in Ireland
  • Securing research funding from international sources
  • Supervising doctoral candidates and supporting early career researchers.

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