In order to bridge great minds to great promises in the European Research Area (ERA), the European Academy of Sciences has established in 2010 the KEPLER AWARD for European Young Scientists (KEYS). This award has the goal of steering the cooperation of highly talented young scientists in Europe interested in research crossing the borders of disciplines and states. By offering communication and cooperation with its members the interactions between generations is going to be enhanced.
The award is granted to an international team of young graduates, selected in a competition for a workshop covering multidisciplinary topics, planned and organized by the team and yearly selected by EAS.
It consists in a financial and organisational support to run the workshop.
Further, the members of the winning team will be invited to become Kepler fellows of EAS for three years, and are expected to take part in scientific activities of the EAS.
The starting Kepler workshop has been dedicated to Modelling and Simulation in the Life Sciences and is planned to take place in Heidelberg (Germany) in 2011, in cooperation with the Heidelberg Academy of Sciences and Humanities (HAW), the State Academy of Baden-Württemberg.