The Ministry of Universities has announced the prizes of the XXXIII ‘Young Researchers’ Contest with a budget of 119,000 euros, according to the Official State Gazette (BOE). Spanish students enrolled in Compulsory Secondary Education, Baccalaureate and Vocational Training centers will be eligible for the award during the 2020-2021 academic year.
The purpose of this call is to promote and encourage research in educational centers that teach pre-university stages , by awarding prizes to relevant scientific or technological research work carried out by students of Compulsory Secondary Education, Baccalaureate or Training Professional.
The call foresees a Special Prize for the ‘Young Researchers’ Contest endowed with 5,000 euros ; seven first prizes, of 4,000 euros each; ten second prizes of 3,000 euros each; ten third prizes, of 2,000 euros each; ten second prizes, of 1,000 euros; eight prizes of 2,000 euros to the teacher-tutors of each of the works awarded with the first prizes and the special prize and ten prizes of 1,000 euros to the teacher-tutors of each of the works awarded with the second prizes.
Likewise, a prize awarded by the University of Malaga of 3,000 euros and another endowed by the Vencer el Cáncer Foundation consisting of 1,000 euros for the author of the best work on cancer-related research and 500 for the tutor for the purchase of material.
Scientific stays have also been called, such as the Alan Turing award, consisting of a stay, endowed by the Spanish Scientific Information Society and the Spanish Conference of Deans and Directors of Computer Engineering; a stay at the Royal Spanish Physics Society for an outstanding research work carried out in the areas related to Physics; an award from the Royal Spanish Society of Chemistry for an outstanding research work carried out in areas related to Chemistry, which will consist of a financial contribution of 1,000 euros and a training stay in that area.
Likewise, up to a maximum of eight awards have been announced , endowed by the Higher Council for Scientific Research (CSIC), to carry out a stay of a maximum of two weeks in one of its research centers. Three honorable mentions and participation in international scientific contests and congresses will also be awarded.
The deadline for submitting applications will remain open until November 2.