Students, graduates and post-docs are welcome to compete for the SLAS Young Scientist Award at the ELRIG Drug Discovery 2014 Annual Conference and Exhibition, 2nd & 3rd September 2014.

The winner will be invited to present and participate in the Student Poster Competition at the 4th Annual SLAS Conference and Exhibition, February 7-11, 2015 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, DC, USA.  SLAS Young Scientist Award winners receive a $500 cash prize, roundtrip coach airfare, shared hotel accommodations and conference registration for SLAS2015.

The SLAS Young Scientist Award program is a global initiative in partnership with the following organizations:

  • European Laboratory Robotics Interest Group, United Kingdom
  • Institute of Food Technologists, United States

Eligibility:  Applicants should ideally be a student or within the first five years of their professional scientific research career.

Judging: Will be by a panel of eminent scientists appointed by SLAS and ELRIG. Judging will take place during the whole event,  although judges may well ( anonymously ) come by and chat with you during the official Poster Session from 4-5pm on Tuesday 3rd September. So do your best to be there.

Presentation of the award: Will take place at the conference closing ceremony, and be announced in the ELRIG and SLAS news media.


Posters must have already been submitted, accepted, and on the list for ELRIG DD’14

    • Come to the ELRIG registration Desk and tell us your poster number
  • Do this before 5pm on Tuesday 3rd September ( i.e. before the poster session starts ) please.


The list of entries will then be highlighted to the judging panel.


For information regarding the ELRIG Drug Discovery 2013 SLAS Young Scientist Award, please contact Dermot Boylan, ELRIG General Manager, at