The Young Professionals Network brings together students and early-career gateway creators to learn from experienced gateway mentors and professionals.

The application deadline for the Young Professional of the Year Award is October 6, 2017.

The SGCI Young Professional of the Year Award acknowledges a young professional for notable achievement in the advancement of science gateways. To apply for the SGCI YP of the Year, you must be either an enrolled student or a professional under the age of 40. Individuals from all disciplinary areas are welcome to apply. 

Selected YP of the Year individuals will receive an honorarium of $500 and a certificate. YP of the Year recipients will be announced at the annual Gateways conference, and applicants are encouraged to attend. Please submit a travel support request form if you would be interested in attending. Use this form if you are a student, or this form if you are not a student. 

If you are chosen to represent SGCI as “Young Professional of the Year,” you will be designated as an “Ambassador” and may be asked to participate in a variety of outreach or community events. These may include, but are not limited to: an email and/or online Q & A discussion forum; participation either virtually or on-site at a SGCI webinar. 

We also recommend that you notify your employer’s Public Relations contact before you apply to ensure that you follow any company policies or guidelines on external programs. If selected, you will also be required to provide a photo, photo release form, and contact information for your employer or university Public Relations department. 

If you have any questions, please contact

Your supporting documents should be uploaded here:
Be sure to include your name in the title of your document.