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European Journal of Endocrinology Prize

Closing date 28 February each year

The European Journal of Endocrinology Prize is awarded to a candidate who has significantly contributed to the advancement of knowledge in the field of endocrinology through publication.

The prize consists of a financial reward, certificate and travel expenses and will be presented during the annual European Congress of Endocrinology.

The recipient of the prize will be expected to give a lecture on the relevant research during the congress and also to write a review paper to be published in the European Journal of Endocrinology.

Application details

Nominations for the prize are invited from individuals or groups. The candidate must be a member of ESE, less than 45 years of age on 1 January (of the congress year) and be permanently resident in Europe. Self-nominations will not be accepted.

Nominations should include:

  • Nomination letter
  • Curriculum vitae of the candidate including a complete bibliography
  • pdf-copies of the eight most relevant publications of the candidate
  • Statement of no more than 1000 words in English defining the way in which the candidate’s published contributions have significantly advanced the knowledge in the field of endocrinology

The documents, together with a covering letter, should be submitted by email but a back up on CD will also be required to the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Endocrinology, Professor Hans Romijn, by the closing date stated.


The jury is composed of seven members and is formed each year. The ESE Publishing and Communications Committee Chair is the chairman of the jury and the Editor-in-Chief of the European Journal of Endocrinology acts as Secretary. Five members of the jury are elected at the discretion of the Editorial Board of the European Journal of Endocrinology upon the advice of the ESE Publishing and Communications Committee.

Please contact the ESE Office for further information.

EJE Prize

EJE Prize Winners

Previous Winners

2015 – Robert Semple
Insulin action in common metabolic disease: too little, too much, or both? (video)

Abstract | Bio

2014 – Martin Fassnacht, Germany
Adrenocortical carcinoma - current concepts and future perspectives (video)

Abstract | Bio | Article in EJE

2013 – Felix Beuschlein, Germany
Regulation of aldosterone secretion: from physiology to disease (video)

Abstract | Bio | Article in EJE

2012 – Sadaf Farooqi, UK
Tackling obesity: lessons from genetics (video)

Abstract | Bio | Article in EJE

2011 – Manuel Tena-Sempere, Spain
(Aiming at) Deciphering puberty (video)
Abstract | Bio | Article in EJE

2010 – Lorenz Hofbauer, Germany
Translating bone cell biology into clinical practice: target identified as RANK ligand (video)
Abstract | Bio | Article in EJE

2009 - Wiebke Arlt, UK
Sex, electrons and the adrenal – why endocrinology excites (video)
Abstract | Bio | Article in EJE

2008 – Claes Ohlsson, Sweden
Sex steroids in the regulation of bone metabolism in men
Abstract | Bio | Article in EJE

2007 - Brian Walker, UK
Cortisol and cardiovascular disease (video)
Abstract | Bio |Article in EJE

2006 – Sabine Costagliola, Belgium
Evolutionary mechanisms of glycoprotein hormone receptors (TSHr, LH/CGr and FSHr) to cope with hCG in humans
Abstract | Bio

2005 – Massimo Santoro, Italy
Article in EJE

2003 - Paul M Stewart, UK
Article in EJE

2001 – Stephen O'Rahilly, UK
Article in EJE

1998 – Rajesh Thakker, UK

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