All Young Scholar Award (YSA) winners will receive an award certificate from NDNC2020/2021. The Gold medalists will additionally receive a prize given by the journal Functional Diamond.

Young scholar awards go to early-career researchers and students who contribute to NCNC2020/2021 with an outstanding oral or poster presentation. The presentations will be evaluated on novelty and scientific merit by the steering committee. Whether the applicant is younger than 35 years or not will weigh in on the evaluation. The recipients of the poster presentation award and the oral presentation award will be notified electronically by the steering committee after the conference.