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Conference Awards

The journal Entropy is inviting applications and nominations for the 2018 Young Investigator Prize and Travel Awards. The aim of these awards is to encourage and motivate young researchers and students in the field of entropy and information theory.

Applications and nominations will be assessed by an evaluation committee chaired by the Editors and composed of Editorial Board Members. The award ceremony will be hosted at Entropy 2018 conference, May 2018, Barcelona, Spain.

Travel Awards

Two travel awards will be granted to postdoctoral fellows or PhD students. Winners will be awarded 500 Swiss Francs with a certificate and a waiver of registration fees for Entropy 2018 Conference.

Candidates' Requirements:

  • Applicants must be postdoctoral fellows or PhD students involved in entropy/information theory research field.
  • The abstracts submitted by the applicants must be accepted for Entropy 2018 Conference.

Applicants are required to submit the following documents:

  1. A brief description of current and future research.
  2. CV, including a complete list of publications.
  3. Nomination letter from his/her supervisor, research director or head of department.

Please submit your application online by 10 March 2018. The winner will be announced by 27 March 2018.

To participate, apply here!

Young Investigator Award

The award will consist of:

  1. 2500 Swiss Francs;
  2. the book Probability Theory: The Logic of Science by Edwin T. Jaynes;
  3. a commemorative plaque;
  4. a waiver of registration fees and a talk for the conference “Entropy 2018: From Physics to Information Sciences and Geometry.”


  1. The nominee should have contributed with outstanding research in the fields covered by the Entropy journal, click here to see details.
  2. The nominee should have received his/her PhD within the last eight years (by 31 December 2017), and not yet hold a permanent professorship.
  3. The nominee should be under 40 years old (by 31 December 2017).

Required application documents:

  1. CV (including date on which the PhD degree was awarded and a list of publications).
  2. Research description (up to two pages).
  3. Nomination letter from his/her supervisor, research director or head of department.

Update 5 January 2018: The deadline to submit your candidacy for the Young Investigator Award has already passed, we will complete the evaluation as soon as possible and announce the winner by the end of January 2018.

The award ceremony will be hosted at the conference.