Adhesion Innovation Award

FEICA, the association representing the European adhesive and sealant industry, and EURADH, the biannual European conference on adhesion and related phenomena, are delighted to announce the second edition of their new joint award for adhesion science. The Award for Innovative Adhesion Science aims to stimulate the interactions between industrial and scientific activities in adhesion science. The award is funded by FEICA and presented at the EURADH conferences.

Applications are invited from young researchers working in adhesion science in Europe who have published outstanding work. This includes masters students, doctoral students, post-docs, junior professors and researchers associated with universities, research institutes or companies. The scope and possible topics are identical to those of the call for papers for EURADH 2020.

The Award Winner

The award winner will have the opportunity to present their work at EURADH, which will take place in Antibes, France, 10-14 October 2021.

A prize of €3,000 is awarded to the winner by FEICA. The winner will be notified on 15 June 2020.

In addition, the winner will also be invited to the FEICA and EURADH conferences, which have both been postponed to 2021 due to the Corona pandemic. The participation fees for both events will be waived and travel costs for the winner and, if applicable, his or her supervisor, will be refunded (flight bookings after agreement with FEICA; the total amount of the extra expenses are not to exceed € 2,000).

Deadline for applications for AIA 2020: 20 March 2020. The next chance to win the FEICA/EURADH Award will be in 2022. The AIA 2022 application submission period is expected to start in September 2021.

Evaluation Criteria

  • How the three topics in the one-page application are addressed:
    • Summary of the work and results
    • Scientific impact in the specific field / in adhesion science
    • Relevance of the work, highlighting benefits to the circular economy, society, economy, sustainability, environment and/or industry.
  • Impact on adhesion science and technology.
  • Scientific quality of the work.
  • Applicant’s own contribution and degree of independence, taking the specific degree of education of the applicant into account.

The Jury

The submissions will be reviewed and evaluated by a jury consisting of EURADH representatives.

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