Awards & Scholarships


Several prizes and awards are offered by the International Union for Vacuum Science Technique and Applications (IUVSTA):

  • The IUVSTA Prize for Science is awarded every three years to recognize and encourage outstanding internationally-acclaimed research in the fields of interest to the IUVSTA,
  • The IUVSTA Prize for Technology is awarded every three years to recognize and encourage outstanding internationally-acclaimed achievements in technology and instrumentation in the fields of interest to the IUVSTA,
  • The Medard W. Welch International Scholarship is awarded every year to support a young postgraduate scientist for working for one year in a country in which he/she has not previously studied. View the list of Past Welch Scholarship Recipients here.
  • The Elsevier Student Travel Awards are awarded to a number of students or young scientists who give a presentation at a IUVSTA conference.
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    IUVSTA-Elsevier student awards