EANA Outstanding Paper Award

Posted on May 14, 2021 in News, Uncategorized | 0 comments

EANA Outstanding Paper Award

EANA is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. For that reason, EANA is organizing several special events and activities in 2021. One of these activities will be the EANA outstanding paper award contest. EANA is an organisation that lives through its members and therefore the EANA council board would like to highlight the excellent research performed by the EANA community by awarding the best paper publication in the anniversary year. The paper will be selected from all sent suggestions. Andrè Brack and Barbara Cavalazzi will be leading the jury. An appointed jury will screen the submitted nominations. Submission deadline: 31st July 2021.


Papers eligible for the award: 

– Contributions published during the period of July 1st, 2020 through June, 30th, 2021. 

– First authors should be EANA members (fee paid for the years 2019, 2020, and/or 2021). 

– The awardee should present the results at the EANA annual meeting. 

– Authors are not member of the awarding jury. 

– Just one publication per first author. 


Proposed articles can be sent in by both the (co-)authors themselves but also by people who were not involved in the study but would like to honour a publication. However, the requirements stated above have to be fulfilled. 

Method of Selection 

Papers will be judged on the following criteria: 

– Selection is based on originality, appropriateness, and accuracy of supporting material, usefulness of the contribution, and clarity of the work. 

– The paper contributes to excellence and best practice in astrobiology research. 

– The paper is innovative (i.e., break new ground). It shows high levels of creativity, fresh thinking, and innovation in the approach. 

In addition, the jury may consider the extent to which the paper is useful in the support of astrobiology researchers, in line with EANA principles. 

How to contribute: 

Send your paper (as a PDF-file) to eana-web@eana-net.eu and include your full contact information. Include a short statement (max. 250 words) explaining why that certain publication should earn the EANA outstanding paper award 2021. 


– Submission is already open 

Submission deadline: July 31st, 2021, 23:59 (CEST) 

– The recipients will be notified two weeks before the annual EANA Conference  

– The outcome will be presented at the EANA’21 meeting, and the awardee is asked to present his/her work during the award ceremony. 


The award is composed of a certificate and prize money. The prize money will be handed out to the first author, whereby the certificate will contain the names of all authors and will be sent to all of them. 

For any questions please contact: eana-web@eana-net.eu  

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