During the last ten years, the presentation of the COSUF Award Winner on the ITA COSUF meeting has been one of the highlights. The prestigious award is granted to a student, young professional or researcher in the field of operational safety or security of underground facilities.
Many of the previous winners have taken job positions in organisations that are working on operational safety of underground facilities. "This is a good stimulation to continue to launch the COSUF Award." said Ben van den Horn, ITA COSUF General Secretary, commenting the steering board decision to award the 2019 COSUF prize.
Who can apply?
Students, young professionals or researchers (less than 35 years old) are eligible if they have recently (in the last 2 years) completed a research work in theory and/or practice in the area of operational safety or security of underground facilities. Applicants need not be ITA COSUF members.
Together with the award certificate, ITA COSUF shall grant the winner travel and accommodation costs to attend the award ceremony and a 1000 Euro prize.
The award ceremony
The ITA COSUF Award 2019 will be presented during the I ITA COSUF General Assembly in the last quarter of 2019. The winner shall have the opportunity to present his/her own work.
The application in English language must be received by the ITA secretariat by 31 May 2019.
Link: Press release