Several awards will be offered for student or young post-docs, either as travel awards or to acknowledge best poster/oral presentations (for more information and instructions for application, please click on the award name):

- the Biointerphase Poster Prize
- the IUVSTA-Elsevier Student Award
- the SFV Student Grant


IVC-19 Biointerphase Poster Prize

The Biointerphase Poster Prize is to honor the best poster presentation related to Biointerphase Science (including all topics listed on* at a conference which Biointerphases sponsors and/or with which it cooperates. The prize is intended for students, but in exceptional cases it can also go to a post-doc or junior researcher.  Depending on the size of the meeting, up to three awards may be presented:

  • 1st Place Award: a book, certificate and two vouchers for a publication fee waiver in Biointerphases.  We may substitute or add a student registration waiver for the annual AVS International Symposium.
  • 2nd Place Award: a book, a certificate and two vouchers for a publication fee waiver in Biointerphases.  We may substitute or add a student registration waiver for the annual AVS International Symposium.
  • 3rd Place Award: a certificate and two vouchers for a publication fee waiver in Biointerphases.

Selection committee:
The BI representative will form a committee from the attending pool of qualified scientists and instruct them on the areas which will be considered for the Biointerphases prize. Ranking among the candidates is done in a private meeting, and the award is presented in a special ceremony or as part of the closing ceremony of the conference.
The representative will ensure that Biointerphases is well represented and promoted at the respective meeting.

*Topics include but are not restricted to: interface spectroscopy, in vivo and in vitro mechanisms, interface modeling, adhesion phenomena, protein-surface interactions, biomembranes on a chip, cell-surface interactions, biosensors / biodiagnostics, bio-surface modification, the nano-bio interface, biotribology / biorheology, molecular recognition, cell patterning for function, polyelectrolyte surfaces, and ambient diagnostic methods.






IVC-19 IUVSTA-Elsevier Student Award

The IUVSTA-ELSEVIER Student Travel Award has been given to the following persons:


  • Samir CHEKOUR (Algeria)
  • Roberto Bernal CORREA (Colombia)
  • Celia Lizeth GOMEZ (Mexico)
  • Merve TANER CAMCI (Turkey)

The IUVSTA-Elsevier Student Award scheme is designed to give partial financial support to postgraduate research students within seven years of obtaining their first degree at the start of the conference to help them to attend IVC-19 conference at which they are presenting a paper. The students should reside and study in one of the developing countries that are eligible for the Research4Life program, as listed on

Standard value of award will be 700 EUR, the conference organisers have the freedom to deviate in both directions from the standard amount. The awards will be handed out as cash at the time of registration.


To be eligible for the IUVSTA-Elsevier Student Award, the applicant must be registered as a postgraduate research student with a PhD thesis research program closely related to the scope of the IVC-19 conference. He/she should attend the conference and present a manuscript under an oral or poster form.


The applicant must submit the following items to the IVC19 office ( in order to be considered for the IUVSTA-Elsevier Student Award competition:

  • One completed application form
  • One copy of the abstract of the planned contribution to the Conference. Please note that your abstract must also be submitted via the Abstract Submission procedure on the conference website:
  • Indication of requested financial support and description how it will be spent


Successful applicants must confirm their attendance within 2 weeks, otherwise the award would be re-allocated. The IUVSTA-Elsevier Student Awards will be announced on the conference website.




SFV Student Grants

The SFV Student Grant has been given to the following persons:

  • Mihai APREUTESEI (INSA Lyon)
  • Dhia BEN SALEM (UPMC Paris)
  • Marie HERVE (Institut de Physique de Rennes)
  • Manale NOUN (IPN Orsay)
  • Yong WANG (IJL Nancy)

To encourage young researchers, the French Vacuum Society (SFV) will offer 5 grants to reward the most original and innovative papers presented by PhD students attending IVC-19 / ICN+T 2013 in Paris.

"Enhance your research work", be candidate to IVC-19 / ICN+T 2013 Student Grants!

To be eligible for the SFV student grant, the Applicant must be registered in a French university as a graduate student and must pay the IVC-19 / ICN+T 2013 registration fees.

The amount of the SFV student grant is 300 euros.

To complete to the SFV student grant, PhD students are invited to send by email:

  • One short-CV (3 pages maximum) including:
    - Date of birth
    - Date of thesis beginning and tentative date of PhD discussion
    - Name of the PhD supervisor(s)
    - Abstract of the PhD work
    - List of publications and communications (oral, poster)
  • Copy of the IVC-19/ ICN+T 2013 abstract
  • Support letter from the PhD supervisor(s).
  • Copy of the 2012/2013 student card.


The documents listed above must be received by June 15, 2013 by email:
The support letter must be sent by email by the supervisor.

An ad-hoc committee will select the winners based on the scientific quality and originally of the work presented in the abstract.

Important dates

6 September 2013

Deadline for Registration to Reception

8 September 2013

Registration desk opening: 16:00

9 September 2013

Opening Ceremony: 09:00

10 September 2013

Opening Exhibition: 14:00

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