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The Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes (SSSD) awards prizes (10 000 Norwegian kroner each) to young investigators who have published important papers within the field of experimental or clinical diabetes research. One such Young Investigator Award will be awarded at the meeting in Turku in April 2018. The criteria are:
  1. The candidates for the award should be 35 years or less by December 31, 2017
  2. The paper should have been published during 2017, and the candidate should be the first author of the paper.
  3. An application for the award sent by the candidate, including date of birth, should be sent together with a pdf copy of the paper electronically to the Chairman of the Society Bjørn Olav Åsvold, bjorn.o.asvold@ntnu.no to arrive not later than January 15, 2018.
  4. The award winner will be notified by the middle of February 2018. The award is contingent upon the awardee presenting her/his paper during a 15 min presentation at the Annual meeting in Turku, Finland April 11-13 2018. Travel and meeting expenses will be covered separately.


All members of the Scandinavian Society for the Study of Diabetes (SSSD) are allowed to nominate prize winners.

Eligible to receive the prize are researchers who have provided important contributions within the field of experimental or clinical diabetes research. The main part of the research to be evaluated should have been performed in the Nordic countries. The prize winner will be selected by the members of the board of the SSSD.

Nominations should be sent electronically to Bjørn Olav Åsvold, bjorn.o.asvold@ntnu.no, to arrive not later than December 1, 2017. Nominations should include name and address of the suggested prize winner, a short CV, name of the nominating person and arguments for the choice (altogether maximum three pages)

The prize winner will deliver the Knud Lundbæk lecture at the meeting of the SSSD in Turku, Finland, April 11-13 2018. The prize includes 20 000 Norwegian kroner as well as travel (by economy flight) and meeting expenses.