Core Prizes will be awarded to the best research projects with no restrictions to countries of origin. Core Prizes will be transferred by the Estonian Research Council to the Bank Account submitted upon registration within 1 month.
- The First Prize, 7000 Euros, 3 Projects
- The Second Prize, 5000 Euros, 3 Projects
- The Third Prize, 3500 Euros, 3 Projects
Honorary Prizes Associated with the First Prizes
Honorary Prizes Associated with the First Prizes are restricted to EU members and Associated and Neighbourhood Countries.
- London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF), 2 contestants (Age limits: 17 – 21 years old)
- Stockholm International Youth Science Seminar (SIYSS), 3 contestants (Age limits: 18 – 24 years old. Disciplines: biology, chemistry, physics, environmental sciences, medicine, physiology or a combination of these)
Special Donated Prizes
- Joint Research Centre (JRC) – the European Commission’s internal science service
- Intel ISEF – kindly awards prizes for three projects (up to nine students) offering the winners the opportunity to take part at INTEL ISEF 2018 in Pittsburgh, PA, USA in May
- BBI JU – Biobased industries bioeconomy prize, 1 project up to 3 persons (Age limits: min. age 16. Prize awarded to project that best uses biotech for production and conversion of biomass into non-food value added products in a sustainable, renewable and innovative fashion.)
- WOLFRAM are pleased to offer all contestants submitting projects in Mathematics a free one year licence to Mathematica and WolframAlphaPro
- EuCheMS: The European Association for Chemical and Molecular Sciences is pleased to offer a prize of €1000 to the best Chemistry project
- The EUCYS Bioeconomy Food Industry Prizes
Host Country Prizes
- Salvetti Foundation Award – The Salvetti Prize of €2,000 is awarded for the best project in the field of maintenance technology at the 29th European Union Contest for Young Scientists
- PRACE – The PRACE EUCYS award is given to the best computational project. The winners will visit supercomputing centre and all the costs related to the trip will be covered.
- The Tallinn City Government Prize – Tallinn City Government supports education, research and the involvement of youth in city life and development. Tallinn City Government is happy to present a prize of 1,000 Euros to the project that has the greatest potential for application in urban development or that shows the best understanding of the needs of an urban environment and its future trends. For more information on Tallinn City Government please see: http://www.tallinn.ee/eng/
- Ministry of Education and Research Award – One of the tasks of the Ministry of Education and Research is to ensure the high level of youth research and development and its competitiveness. In connection with Estonia’s presidency of the Council of the European Union and the launch of EUCYS 2017 in Tallinn, we would like to highlight the role of excellent social science research in the society. With our 1,000 Euro prize, we promote research by young social scientists and encourage young people to engage in a long-term career in this particular field.