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SIBE prize - Best paper published in 2022-2024

The Italian Society for Evolutionary Biology encourages the participation of young researchers (younger than 40 years old) to Evoluzione2024, with a prize of 500 EUR for the best published (or in press) article on Evolutionary Biology in the period 2022-2024.

To participate, you need to send to SIBE (, by July 1st 2024, the following:


  • proof of subscription to Evoluzione2024;

  • an abstract submitted to Evoluzione2024;

  • a request to participate to the selection for the best Evolutionary Biology article prize;

  • your CV including the list of your publications;

  • a pdf of the article proposed for evaluation;

  • proof that you are a SIBE member and that you have paid the 2024-2025 fee


Participants will be informed about the outcome of the selection by the end of July. The winner of the Best Article Prize will be asked to briefly present their work during the Conference.

Best talk by a PhD student

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn awards a prize of 300 EUR to the Best presentation by a PhD student voted by the SIBE Scientific Council.

Best poster - Physalia Course Award

The best poster by a Master or a PhD student will be voted by the attendees during the Conference and will be awarded a free course offered by Physalia.

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Doctor Darwin prize

The SIBE established the “Doctor Darwin” Prize with the aim to stimulate interest and research relating to the Evolutionary Medicine. The award consists in the amount of 1,000 EUR granted to young researchers (up to 35 years old) members of the SIBE. Rules and procedures can be downloaded here: ITA and ENG. The deadline for submitting applications is the 8th of August.

Outreach prize

One of the SIBE missions is the dissemination of scientific knowledge to the broad public.

SIBE would like to dedicate its OUTREACH prize to Silvia Paolucci and her love for evolutionary biology and scientific communication. A prize of 500 EUR will be awarded to the best product for science dissemination and outreach realized in the past two years (2022-2024).

If you wish to participate please send an email by the 1st of July with the subject "Application for SIBE2024 outreach prize", including a brief description of your dissemination project and any other relevant materials to by the end of July.

Travel grants

Stazione Zoologica Anton Dohrn awards travel grants for students and PhD students who wish to join the conference.


If you wish to apply, please send an email to by the 10th of June, with the subject "Application for SIBE2024 Master and PhD student travel grant", including:

  • an abstract of your contribution to the conference (poster or talk)

  • a document stating your residence out of Napoli

  • a proof you are a Master or a PhD student

  • a proof that you are a SIBE member and that you have paid the 2024-2025 fee


Grants will include the participation fee and travel/accommodation costs up to 250 euros for students in Italy and 400 euros for students from abroad. Reimbursement of travel/accommodation expenses will be granted upon submission of receipts.

"Luca Luigi Cavalli Sforza" prize

"Luigi Luca Cavalli-Sforza" prize

SIBE dedicated a prize to the great Italian geneticist who pioneered studies in human genetic variation related to geography and demography. The prize is assigned by the Society to a distinguished scholar who contributed extensively to the field of evolution, opening new lines of investigation as he did. This year's recipient is Prof. Dr. Tanja Stadler.

External Travel Grants

If you are not eligible for the travel grants mentioned above, or if they would not cover enough costs, numerous societies provide financial help to attend conferences around the world. Here are some links you might find useful:

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