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Aspen Institute Italia Award for scientific research and collaboration between Italy and the United States

CALL FOR 2019 AWARD ENTRIES

 

Article 1

Aim and nature of the Award

1.      In keeping with its ongoing commitment towards cultivating an internationalized leadership and to fostering transatlantic relations, Aspen Institute Italia [1] hereby invites entries for the fourth “Award for scientific research and collaboration between Italy and the United States”, to be adjudicated in 2019.

2.      The Award, which it is envisaged will be held annually, will honor a research contribution in the field of natural, theoretical, or applied sciences, produced jointly by scientists and/or research organizations hailing exclusively or prevalently from Italy and the United States. Special consideration may be given to research contributions that have had widespread and recognized application in product or process innovation or in the supply of innovative goods or services.

3.      The Award builds on the commitment of Aspen Institute Italia towards organizing initiatives and events exploring issues relating to scientific culture and technological innovation, with a special focus on their relevance to Italy.

 

Article 2

Award Rules

1.      The attached Award Rules form an integral part of this Call for Award Entries, and set out the aims, nature, and procedures for the conduct of the Award.

2.      The submission of an entry entails full acceptance, by those making the relevant submission, of the attached Award Rules and of the terms of the Call for Award Entries. Entries that do not meet all the conditions of the Award Rules and this Call shall not be taken into consideration.

 

Article 3

Entry requirements and submission procedures

1.      The requirements for Award entries are set out in Article 3 of the Award Rules.

2.      Research contributions entered for the Award must have been produced recently and published, even if in the form of an abstract, by one or more scientific journals after January 1, 2014.

3.      Entries must be submitted by all the research co-authors in English only and solely via a single covering email containing (as attachments):

a) an entry form using the form attached to this Call;

b) a copy, in English or Italian, of the research contribution being entered for the Award, as published by a scientific journal of choice which has subjected the research to a peer review process; 

c) up to three reference letters, for the sole purpose of certifying the scientific value of the research and its potential for application (optional);

d) any information concerning the impact of the research in terms of widespread and recognized application in product or process innovation, or in the supply of innovative goods or services. By way of illustration, the kind of material that can be attached for this purpose includes: newspaper articles, links to websites or videos, and reference letters from among those mentioned in point c) above (optional). 

4.      Entry forms and all attached documents must be sent by email in ".pdf" format. The overall size of the entry form and attachments to the covering email must be less than 10MB. If the size exceeds this limit, then the covering email should request instructions from Aspen Institute Italia regarding how to send the documents, indicating the type of documents involved and their size.

5.     A candidature of the preceding two editions of the Award may be represented for the 2019 edition, transmitting by one of the co-authors and according to the means set forth in the following point 6., the request already presented indicating in the text of the e-mail that “The applicants for the (indicate the year 2017 or 2018, or both) Aspen Institute Italia Award hereby resubmit their Award Entry and maintain the Application for the 2019 edition of the Award”.  

6.      Entries must be submitted via email by the deadline of 18:00 CET (Central European Time) on January 16, 2019, to: 

Aspen Institute Italia Award - 2019 

e-mail: Award2019@aspeninstitute.it

7.      The Award committee will decide the winner of the Award by March 15, 2019.

8.      The announcement of the winning entry will be published on a dedicated section of the Aspen Institute Italia website (www.aspeninstitute.it) by March 30, 2019.

 

Article 4

Award committee

The members of the Award committee for the 2019 Award shall be:

  • Professor Giulio Tremonti, Chairman of the Award committee; Chairman, Aspen Institute Italia, Rome
  • Professor Domenico Giardini, Chair of Seismology and Geodynamics, ETH, Zurich
  • Professor Luciano Maiani, Professor Emeritus of Theoretical Physics, "La Sapienza" University, Rome
  • Professor Gaetano Manfredi, Chairman, CRUI – The Conference of Italian University Rectors; Rector,  University of Naples Federico II;  Full Professor of Construction Design and Head of Department of Structural Analysis and Design, University of Naples Federico II
  • Professor Giovanni Rezza, Director, Department of Infectious Diseases, Istituto Superiore di Sanità, Rome
  • Mr. Lucio Stanca, Vice Chairman, Aspen Institute Italia, Rome

The Award committee’s decisions are final and are not open to review.

 

Article 5

Prize amount and presentation of the Award

1.      The Award consists of a monetary prize of EUR 40,000 gross for the research contribution judged to be the winning entry.

2.      The Award ceremony for the winning entry is held in the year following that in which the relevant Call for Award Entries was issued, at an event to be chosen by Aspen Institute Italia and according to procedures determined by the Institute, whose decision thereon shall be final.

 

Article 6

Address for correspondence

Please note the following address for correspondence regarding the Award and Award entries. All correspondence must be sent exclusively via email.

Aspen Institute Italia Award - 2019

Aspen Institute Italia - Piazza Navona, 114 - 00186  Rome (Italy)

phone: +39 06 454689.1 - e-mail: Award2019@aspeninstitute.it



[1]  Aspen Institute Italia is a private, independent, international, nonpartisan, and nonprofit association, dedicated to fostering analysis, debate, and the exchange of knowledge, information, and values. The Aspen Institute was founded in the United States in 1950; Aspen Institute Italia commenced operations in Italy in 1984, with a strong transatlantic focus. For further information, visit: www.aspeninstitute.it