Peter Nansen Young Scientist Award

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

2001Richard Wall
2003Samson Mukaratirwa
2005Min Hu
2007Domenico Otranto
2009Aaron Jex
2011Laura Rinaldi
2013Filipe Dantas-Torres
2015Johannes Charlier
2017Abdul Jabber
2019Maria Martinez-Valladares
2021Cinzia Cantacessi