All around the world, thousands of scientists are making the best of their efforts to find solutions for the scientific problems in their field of specialty, in order to promote life situations and make the universe a more befitting host for all the living creatures.
Having the glory of an outstanding achievement in mind, it should not be forgotten that diligence in the path has an equal importance. Thinking on a world with the “sciences without borders”, which means the interdisciplinary sciences without any geographical borders, made us make something different in the world! We believe that our lives are too short, while once we learn something, we realize that we are enough old to do something; so, sharing experiences with talented juniors and encouraging them to continue the correct way on science might lead to a better world in the future.
Purposing on acknowledging junior scientists for all their efforts and achievements, and encouraging them to proceed with their goals, the Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN) was established. The USERN Prize is to be awarded for the first time at the closing ceremony of 1st USERN congress. The operational plan has been briefly described in the following sessions.
The Universal Scientific Education and Research Network (USERN) has been inaugurated in 2015 as an independent organization with the main purpose of peaceful and humanitarian promotion of education and research, universally. It comprises of top 1% scientists in all 21 scientific fields as the advisory board members who would manage and supervise the educational and research programs in their field of specialty. The executive members in both educational and research programs would be loyal to ethical principles and put their efforts to direct the network for
USERN prize is an international award, established by the USERN, which would be annually bestowed to junior scientists or researchers less than 40 years of age for any novel advancement or achievement in scientific education, research, or serving the humanity in five scientific fields including Formal Sciences, Physical-Chemical Sciences, Biological Sciences, Medical Sciences, and Social Sciences.
The International Festivals for Awarding USERN prize have been held on November 10th and the prize was bestowed in the World Science Day for Peace and Development (November 10th). The host of the festivals were Tehran (Iran), Kharkov (Ukraine), Reggio Calabria (Italy), and Budapest (Hungary) during 2016-2019.
The 1st Prize Delegate "USERN Award" includes:
- 5,000$* award for Promoting Advancement of Scientific Knowledge in a responsible manner to address human needs and aspirations
- USERN Prize statuettes presented along with USERN Medal
- Special USERN gift
- Free registration to all scientific and social events during the Congress
- Post congress tour to Isfahan and Shiraz
- Prize Laureates will be offered Honorary Advisory Board
- USERN Laureates will be offered a one-week scientific visit by their own cost in a number of top institutes worldwide*, which will be credited for 2021-2023 (should be discussed and arranged, if interested)
* 5,000$ USERN 2020 award includes:
- 3,000 USD, including 2,000 USD cash award during the USERN 2020 Festival (November 7-10) and up to 1,000 USD Travel Grant to attend the USERN Congress 2020.
- 2,000 USD USERN Grant for the establishment of an active interest group in USERN, leasing to the promotion of your scientific work and scientific output, which could be awarded to you during one of the future USERN Congress 2021-2023.
The applicants should submit their applications for USERN Prize 2020 from February via the online application form.
USERN LAUREATES 2016
Floris De Lange (Netherlands) in Social Sciences | For: Expectation sharpens the visual response
Alexander Leemans (Belgium/Netherlands) in Medical Sciences | For: Processing and Visualization in Diffusion Imaging
Jamshid Aghaei (Iran) in Physical Sciences | For: Evaluating Technical Benefits and Risks of Renewable Energy Sources Increasing Penetration in Electrical Networks
Morteza Mahmoudi (Iran/USA) in Biological Sciences | For: Defining the Biological Identity of Nanotherapeutics for High Yield Cancer TherapyLucas Joppa (USA) in Formal Sciences | For: Technology for Nature
USERN LAUREATES 2017
Matjaž Perc (Slovenia) in Social Sciences | For: Transitions Towards Cooperation in Human Societies
Lucina Qazi Uddin (USA) in Medical Sciences | For: Brain Dynamics and Flexible Behavior in Autism and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity
Maria-Magdalena Titirici (UK) in Physical Sciences | For: The Design of Efficient and Low Cost Electrocatalysts Catalysts Without the Use of Critical Metals
Valentina Cauda (Italy) in Biological Sciences | For: Hybrid Immune-Eluding Nanocrystals as Smart and Active Theranostic Weapons Against Cancer -TrojaNanoHorseManlio De Domenico (Spain) in Formal Sciences | For: Multilayer Structure and Dynamics of the Physical World: Modeling the Complexity of Systems of Systems
USERN LAUREATES 2018
Igor Grossmann (Canada) in Social Sciences | For: Wisdom - Towards The Social and Behavioral Science of Sound Judgment
Gian Paolo Fadini (Italy) in Medical Sciences | For: ciRculating stEM cElls in DIAbetic complicaTIONs (REMEDIATION)
Xavier Moya (UK) in Physical Sciences | For: Barocaloric Materials for Environment-Friendly Solid -State Refrigeration
Alex Fornito (Australia) in Biological Sciences | For: Maps, Models, and Modifiers of Brain Changes in PsychosisJacob D Biamonte (Russia) in Formal Sciences | For: Quantum Enhanced Machine Learning
USERN LAUREATES 2019
Benjamin Sovacool (Denmark/UK) in Social Sciences | For: Social justice in an era of climate change and energy scarcity
Eugenia Morselli (Chile) in Medical Sciences | For: Mechanisms of hypothalamic autophagy in obesity
Giulia Grancini (Switzerland/Italy) in Physical Sciences | For: Multidimensional ferroelectric hybrid perovskites for advanced optoelectronics
Ajeet Kaushik (USA) in Biological Sciences | For: Nano-bio-technology for personalized healthcareLucas Lacasa (UK) in Formal Sciences | For: Bridging Signal Processing and Network Science