European Latsis Prize 2011

The European Science Foundation (ESF) invites nominations for the European Latsis Prize 2011. The Prize, of a value of 100 000 Swiss Francs, is presented each year by the Latsis Foundation at the ESF Annual Assembly to a scientist or research group in recognition of outstanding and innovative contributions in a selected field of research.

The field of research of the European Latsis Prize 2011 is demography. The scientific study of human populations – their growth, size, distribution and structure – has become a fundamental component of the social sciences and of many other disciplines in other domains. Demography is by its nature inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary, and candidates for the European Latsis Prize may come from any of the relevant disciplines.

The criteria used in the selection procedure will be scientific excellence, the enhancement of knowledge, societal impact and contribution to the understanding and solution of European problems. Nominations may be received for individual scholars or for research groups, but no self nominations will be accepted. Nominations are to be submitted online. The deadline for nominations is 30 June 2011.

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