Early Career Scientist Award

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The organising committee of the 7th Canine Science Forum is also extending a special invitation to early career scientists to submit a presentation proposal on a research topic relevant to the conference aims and scopes. One outstanding candidate will be selected to hold a plenary lecture at the CSF 2021.

Admission criteria

Candidates for the Early Career Scientist Award can be of any nationality but must be within 7 years of completion of their PhD (or equivalent higher degree) and have a scientific track record showing great promise. The candidate must not hold a permanent academic or equivalent position and must be the (or one of the) principal investigator(s) of the research project related to their proposal. The selected candidate will be asked to present a review of the project topic including any relevant results of her/his work. The topic of the proposed presentation must be relevant to one of the following major themes about dogs and other Canids: cognition, behavioural biology, evolution of canines, genetics and endo/phenotyping, dogs and humans, applied aspects of canine biology.

How to apply

Candidates must fill this form by clicking here no later than March 15th, 2021. 


The international Scientific Committee of the CSF 2021 will judge proposals on:

  • relevance of the research to the aims and scopes of the conference,
  • originality of the research,
  • clarity of thought and expression of the research question being addressed,
  • research quality.

The selected candidate will be notified and publicly announced on the conference website by April 15th, 2021.