EPSO Young Plant Scientist Award 2023

Deadline: 31st of January, 2023

For the EPSO Young Plant Scientist Award 2023, applications are now being accepted. EPSO presents two grants to young scientists attending the Science Day of the EPSO General Meeting to be held in a city of a member (in Europe) in June 2023 in order to support the growth of ideas and creative thinking in the field of plant sciences.

More than 200 research institutions, departments, and universities from 31 countries in Europe and abroad are represented by EPSO, an independent academic organization that has 70 institutional members at present. The goal of EPSO is to raise the profile and influence of plant science throughout Europe. The key aims of EPSO are crucial mass funding for fundamental research and advising on science policy towards a strategic approach and applied research across Europe, to coordinate research activities at the national and European levels – and beyond, and to facilitate the understanding of plant science.


The awards will cover registration (waived by the Local Host) and travel (economy, max.
€400, reimbursed by EPSO) to the meeting and will include the opportunity to present a
lecture on the winner’s research during a plenary session of the Science Day;
Each awardee will receive €200 from EPSO.


  • Applications are invited from PhD students;
  • They should be working on either fundamental or applied aspects of research on plants.

Selection Criteria:

Awards will be chosen based on submitted abstracts. The selection criteria will be:

  • The novelty of the idea or approach being taken
  • The potential of the research to improve understanding or outcomes in the selected field of
    plant science
  • The clarity with which the problem or research topic is conveyed to a non-specialist plant


PhD students wishing to apply should submit the completed Application Form which includes as well their
abstract and their short curriculum vitae. The EPSO jury will select two winners, one from the
fundamental research category, the other from the applied research category.
Applicants can be nominated by others, and to be eligible they should be working in an
institute/university that has EPSO institutional membership (check online). Send your entry
to with the subject “EPSO Young Plant Scientist Award 2023”

Click here to apply

Oyin Olufayo

Oyin Olufayo is a Sustainable Development Goals Advocate. A recent graduate of The School of Politics, Policy, and Governance (SPPG) She is a Technical Writer, Political Writer, and a Content Writer. Her passion for sustainable development goals has been implemented by creating tangible solutions. She has featured in grassroots initiatives like TedX, World Literacy Foundation, Spur Nation Media, FRCN, Naija Law and etc. spreading the impact of Sustainable education, and also facilitated numerous events regarding SDGs.

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