Peter Nansen Young Scientist Award

Closing date for the next round of nominations: 28th of February 2023

This prize was established to honour the memory of Professor Peter Nansen to reflect his great concern for and the encouragement of young, promising scientists in veterinary parasitology. The prize rewards innovative and outstanding work by promising young professionals; nominees should have a Master of Science (or equivalent) or higher-level degree and be aged 40 or younger at the time of nomination for the prize. Nominations are made by a proposer and a seconder, and the portfolio consists of the following documents:

  1. A detailed statement describing the innovative nature and excellence of the work by the young professional (max. 2 pages). This statement should be signed jointly by the proposer and the seconder, or each may submit a separate statement.
  2. A Curriculum Vitae including a list of publications and a statement outlining the contribution(s) to each publication. The permission of the nominee is not required, and the nominee needs not to be made aware of his/her nomination.

Paperwork should be sent to the Secretary/Treasurer of the WAAVP by 31st of December 2020 who will forward them to the members of the Peter Nansen Management Committee.

In addition to the value of each prize, the registration fees, economy travel costs and accommodation for the recipient to attend the Conference will be reimbursed. If not a registered member, the recipient will also receive a two-year membership of WAAVP.

Previous Winners of this award are:

2001 Richard Wall

2003 Samson Mukaratirwa

2005 Min Hu

2007 Domenico Otranto

2009 Aaron Jex

2011 Laura Rinaldi

2013 Filipe Dantas-Torres

2015 Johannes Charlier

2017 Abdul Jabber

2019 Maria Martinez-Valladares

2021 Cinzia Cantacessi


The World Association for the Advancement of Veterinary Parasitology (WAAVP) is a not-for-profit organization for scientists who study the parasites of non-human animals, encompassing helminthology, protozoology and entomology. WAAVP membership is open to veterinarians and others who are actively interested in the advancement of veterinary parasitology, anywhere in the world. Members receive a newsletter twice a year and members are welcome, and encouraged, to contribute to this. The Association gathers at a biennial scientific conference.

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