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Call for nominations for the IRPE Prize and ECI Prize Winners in Terrestrial Ecology, 2021

The International Ecology Institute (ECI) is inviting nominations of candidates for the IRPE and ECI Prize.


Every two years two top performers are selected in the field of ecology: the winner of the International Ecology Institute (ECI) Prize, which carries an endowment of € 6000, and the winner of the International Recognition of Professional Excellence (IRPE) Prize, which carries an endowment of € 3000.


The ECI Prize honours the recipient and requires him or her to serve science and society by authoring a book published in the series “Excellence in Ecology” and made available worldwide on a non-profit basis. The IRPE Prize honours a young ecologist (not older than 45 years, or within 15 years post-submission of PhD) who has published uniquely independent, original and/or challenging research representing an important scientific breakthrough, and/or who is working under particularly challenging conditions.


Nominations for the Prize Winners 2021 in Terrestrial Ecology are now invited from research ecologists worldwide. Candidates must be in agreement with the nomination, and (for the ECI Prize) with the attached requirement to write a book. Nominations should include a brief statement why, in the opinion of the nominator, the nominee qualifies for the prize, as well as the candidate’s CV, publication list, and (for the ECI Prize) a short outline of the book that the candidate would wish to write if successful, with an expected completion date.


Nominations should be addressed via nomination form below.


If you have any question please contact Administrative Assistant, Danka Radowska (danka(at)


Deadline for nominations: 2021-05-31


Download the full guidelines

Nomination Form


Statement of Qualifications
Outline of Book (only for ECI prize)