The Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award is awarded each year to a promising young researcher in computer science or applied mathematics. The award carries a prize of € 5000.
2021 Call for Nominations
- Nominees must have carried out their work in one of the 'ERCIM countries': Austria, Cyprus, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Italy, Luxembourg, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Sweden and The Netherlands. Nominees must have been awarded their PhD (or equivalent) after 30 April 2018.
- A person can only be nominated once for the Cor Baayen Award.
The Cor Baayen award is a young researcher prize: The selection panel will therefore consider the quality of the PhD thesis and all the achievements done up to the nomination date.
The nominees must have performed their research during at least one year in an institution located in one of the countries mentioned above.
Submitting a nomination
- Nominations have to be made by a staff member of an ERCIM member institute. Self nominations are not accepted. Each institute can forward two nominations to the final evaluation. If there are more than two nominations coming from an ERCIM member institute, it is the responsibility of this institute to select the maximum two nominees.
- Nominations must be submitted through the Cor Baayen Award Nomination Form and provide a URL to the candidate's full text PhD thesis as well as the candidate's full text best papers or other main scientific achievements (max. 5).
- Deadline for submitting a nomination: 20 September 2021
We specifically encourage nominations of candidates from underrepresented minorities, including but not limited to race, gender, and different abilities.
- The selection of the Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award winner is the responsibility of the ERCIM Human Capital Task Group, who might consult expert opinion in reaching their decision.
The Cor Baayen award winner will be invited to present her or his contribution highlights during the ERCIM fall meetings (date and place to be announced).
About Cor Baayen
The Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award is named after the first president of ERCIM and the ERCIM 'president d'honneur'. Cor Baayen played an important role in its foundation. Cor Baayen was scientific director of the Centrum voor Wiskunde en Informatica (CWI) in the Netherlands, from 1980 to 1994.
Baayen joined the institute in 1959 as a researcher of the department of pure mathematics, where he became group leader in 1965. As scientific director, Cor Baayen convinced the government to include CWI in a program that stimulated Dutch computer science research. He initiated or stimulated several new research areas including cryptography, computer algebra and performance analysis.
The Cor Baayen Young Researcher Award Winners