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The amount for the Young Scientist Award of the President of the Republic’s Cultural Foundation is 75,000 EEK. The award is intended for young Estonian scientists under the age of 35 years, who have a doctoral degree and are conducting research at an Estonian or foreign university.
The Young Scientist Award is financed by Väino Kaldoja.
Nominations must comprise of a written application, including personal details and curriculum vitae; a description of the research being conducted; a list of published research work relevant to the research in question; and at least two references from tutors or teachers. Nominations may be submitted by the young scientists themselves or their tutors or employers, as well as by members of the Board of the Cultural Foundation.
All of the documents related to nominations for the award must be submitted to the Cultural Foundation by 19th November 2010, at the latest (date on postal stamp included), to Weizenbergi 39, 15050 Tallinn, or communicated, signed digitally, to email@example.com.
Last year, President Ilves granted the Young Scientist Award to physicist Mait Müntel.
I N F O B O X:
President of the Republic’s Cultural Foundation
Members of the Board
Members: Indrek Neivelt, Priit Kogerman, Tõnu Kõrvits, Toomas Luman, Jaanus Rohumaa, Jaan Undusk
Head: Mailis Neppo
President of the Republic’s Cultural Foundation is a foundation established on the initiative of the President of the Republic in 1993, aggregating financial donations of private individuals, enterprises, organisations and unions for the purpose of supporting cultural, educational and research activities in Estonia.
The activities of the Cultural Foundation are planned and managed by the Board, day-to-day work is organised by the Head.
President of the Republic’s Cultural Foundation grants President of the Republic’s Folklore Collection Awards, as well as the Young Scientist Award and the Young Cultural Figure Award financed by Toomas Luman, as well as Education Awards financed by Sampo bank.
The Foundation also traditionally supports the competition of historical research for schoolchildren, organised in co-operation of the Estonian History Teachers’ Society of and the Körber Foundation in Germany, as well as other creative arts competitions to which President of the Republic is patron.