The OBOR Promising Young Scholars Awards recognize and honour three outstanding junior researchers speaking in the Day 2 sessions of the OBOR Summit. The selection criteria rests on the exceptional capabilities of the candidate and the promising potential of his or her study within the broad spectrum of OBOR-related research areas, as demonstrated through their presentation. To be eligible for the awards, the candidate must either be enrolled on a post-graduate research course at an internationally accredited higher-education institution, or be within three years of the completion of their doctorate.

Individuals identified as having satisfied the above criteria will be nominated on the day by the Director of OBOR Programme, Professor Denis Galligan. The candidate will be notified of his or her nomination status by Deputy Director Dr Ying Yu shortly after the talk. The awards will be presented to the nominees during the closing session of the summit.

The OBOR Promising Young Scholars are a prestigious community of junior researchers dedicated to utilizing and promoting multi-disciplinary and cross-disciplinary approaches to the study of OBOR issues. In addition to immediate global recognition arising from the awards, which will be covered by our international media partners, the winners of the awards will also enjoy the following unique benefits:

  • An invitation to join one of our nine established research programmes as an affiliated researcher;
  • The opportunity to collaborate with a selected number of our experts in a chosen research area;
  • A complementary delegate pass to our annual BRI Summit in the subsequent year.