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The application period for Skolar Award is open until the 17th of September. Today is a great day for applying, go for it!

Who can apply?

The competition is open for postdoctoral researchers who have completed their doctoral degree no more than five years ago (maternity and paternity leaves excluded). Skolar Award warmly welcomes postdocs from all research fields and all corners of the world. You can apply as an individual researcher or as a research team.

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The application criteria

Skolar Award is looking for ideas that are are aiming for impact and that are new, unique and wild.
Convince us, surprise us and don’t be afraid to aim high! Click here to apply.

The evaluation process

All received applications will go through an initial check-up, where the authenticity of the applicants’ ideas and universities is verified.

The applications that pass the initial inspection will go through a pre-jury that consists of academic professionals from different fields. The applications will be reviewed by jury members from their field.

The chosen applications will proceed from the pre-jury to the final jury. The final pitches will be evaluated by the jury at Slush on December 5th.

The jury members will be published soon.

Timeline

The talented young finalists will get together and prep for the finals during the months before Slush.
Check out the important dates here:

May

15

Application period begins

September

17

Application period ends

October

10

Finalists will be revealed

October

31

Skolar Award kickoff for finalists (live/video)

November

14-15

Individual coaching sessions (live/video)

December

2-3

Bootcamp and dress rehearsal in Helsinki

December

5

The Skolar Award pitching final at Slush

“Skolar Award gave me a lot of confidence and helped me take a huge step forward in my career.”

Virpi Virjamo, Skolar Award winner 2016