Submission instructions

Download the pdf version of the submission instructions here.


Application is by nomination. Self-nominations will not be accepted.


Criteria for applicants:

Mid-career award: the candidates should not be more than 52 years old on 1-7-2014.

National Junior awards: the candidates should not be more than 45 years old on 1-7-2014 and should work in France.


Outstanding research as principal investigators; publications as last author.

The application consists of the following documents, submitted as individual pdf files:

  • The completed nomination form              download the nomination form here
  •  Letter of nomination, describing the scientific accomplishments of the candidate and the reasons he/she deserves the prize – 2-pages maximum
  • Short curriculum vitae of the candidate – 2 pages maximum
  • List of the candidate’s 10 most significant publications already published, in order of importance
  • Copies of the first page of candidate’s three most important publications 
  • Two letters (maximum) of recommendation from individuals not at the candidate’s institution - optional

The nominator may be affiliated with the same institution as the candidate.

Applications should not contain confidential information and must not infringe upon third party intellectual property rights.


Applications must be submitted via the web site:

Incomplete or paper applications will not be considered.

The deadline to submit applications is Friday, 16th May, 2014.

Submission: The "submit here" button will direct you to the Awards submission website to create an account and upload the files. Submission may be done by the candidate, the nominator or a secretary. Whoever begins the submission gives an email address and chooses a password in order to establish an account.

You will next be asked to enter the name and email address of the nominator and the candidate’s name, email address, nationality and date of doctoral degree. You will also need to check the box indicating that you have read and accepted the Award Rules, available on this website ( On the second submission screen, one enters the choice of research field and one sentence with the principal reason for the nomination (the same sentence as on the Nomination Form). The individual pdf files are uploaded on the third submission screen. An email of confirmation will be sent to the login email address when all of the required files have been uploaded.

It is not necessary to upload all the pdf files at the same time. The submission website can be reached again by pushing the submit button here. 
The initial login information will permit repeated access to the user account to upload additional files or to replace files if desired.


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