Bioelectrochemical interfaces and mechanisms in science, medicine, and engineering


The Luigi Galvani Prize of BES
  1. The Luigi Galvani Prize of BES is awarded every two years at the BES-Symposium to a scientist who has made an important contribution to the field of bioelectrochemistry.
  2. Nominations can be made by individuals or institutions. Candidates are also allowed to apply on their own behalf. A scientist who has already been awarded the Luigi Galvani prize can not be nominated or apply for this prize again.
  3. Candidates should be under 45 years of age and prove to have been the leader of an independent research group for at least 5 years. The candidate should not have reached his/her 45th birthday on December 31st of the year before the corresponding BES Symposium.
  4. The nomination/application and supporting materials, to be submitted to the Secretary General of the BES, should consist of
    (i) no more than 1000 words giving details of the relevant contribution of the individual,
    (ii) a letter summarizing the nominee's/applicant's qualifications, and at least two letters supporting the nomination/application,
    (iii) the curriculum vitae including honours previously received,
    (iv) a list of the 5 most significant publications in the candidate's production.
    Forms for the submission of nominations/applications are provided on the BES webpage.
  5. The winner is expected to attend the BES Symposium where the award will be presented and to give the "Luigi Galvani Prize" lecture at the symposium, otherwise the Prize will not be given
  6. The prize consists of a certificate and the sum of 1000 EUROS, which includes a contribution towards travel expenses for the winner to attend the BES Symposium where the award will be presented, and presentation of the "Luigi Galvani Prize" lecture. BES will also pay for his/her registration and banquet fees.
  7. A Prize Committee will select one candidate from the nominations/applications. The Prize Committee will consist of the President of the Society, who will chair the Prize Committee, and at least 4 BES members who will be elected by the BES Council 2 months prior to the forthcoming BES Symposium. BES members submitting any nomination will become ineligible for the Prize Committee. In case the BES President becomes ineligible, he/she will be replaced by a BES Council member, who will serve as the Chairman of the Prize Committee and whose name will be decided by the BES Council.

    Financial aspects
    Certificate, sum of 1000 Euro, and BES-symposium registration and banquet fees, all paid from BES funds.

    Prize committee
    The selection of the winner will be made by a committee organised and chaired by the President of BES.

    Call for nominations for Luigi Galvani Prize of BES - 2017
    Nominations/applications are invited for the Luigi Galvani Prize of BES - 2017.
    The winner will be announced and presented at the biennial BES Symposium 2017 in Lyon, France, where the winner will give the "Luigi Galvani Prize" lecture.

    The complete set of nomination has to be sent as e-mail attachement not later than
    17 March 2017 and in accordance with the award rules to:
    Prof. Fred Lisdat:

    Nomination Form for the Luigi Galvani Prize of BES - 2017

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