About the Award




To recognize outstanding achievement of young investigators (individual rather than team work) in the field of polymer networks and gels, and to encourage young scientists and engineers to enter this field.


The Award


The award consists of an award certificate and cash prize.



  • To be eligible for the PNG Young Investigator Award, the candidate must hold a doctoral degree from a recognized University, and be 40 (forty) years old or younger as of January 1, 2018.

  • The candidate must attend and present at the PNG Conference.

  • Previous PNG Young Investigator Awardees are not eligible to apply.

How to apply


To apply, please provide the following documents not later than March 31, 2018:

  • Cover Letter (no more than two pages) describing your most important scientific accomplishments.

  • Résumé (please also include complete list of publications).

  • Letter of reference from a faculty member or employer familiar with your scientific accomplishments and potential.

Submit your application and required documents to costasp@ucy.ac.cy


If you have questions about the PNG Young Investigator award, please contact the Vice-Chariman of the Polymer Networks Group, Professor Costas S. Patrickios, phone: +357 22892768, e-mail: costasp@ucy.ac.cy