Alice and Albert Netter prize

Object of the Prize

It is founded a prize Alice and Albert NETTER, intended to reward a research university work of original level in the field of human gynecology. The purpose of it is to stimulate the research and the creativity for young talented researchers. The work can include clinical studies, epidemiological studies, or basic research in the various fields of medical gynecology. The jury is sovereign to decide acceptability of proposed works. For the year 2018 2 prizes (5.000 euros) will be awarded, one for clinical research work and another for basic research work.


The Prize Alice and Albert NETTER is intended to reward for young individual researchers, of less than 40 years. It does not aim at ensuring the consecration of experienced researchers or established and already scientifically recognized teams. However, the joint candidature of two or several young researchers belonging to distinct scientific units but working in collaboration on the same topic is authorized. In these cases, their age limits, the importance of their total scientific contributions as well as the proof of their scientific interaction are evaluated by the jury. The Prize Alice and Albert NETTER is then awarded indivisibly to this group of young researchers.



The candidatures must be addressed –  by e-mail in version PDF to the  General secretary of the ESG (Prof. Ana Teresa Santos)   and the deputy secretary (Prof. Tommaso Simoncini) within 10 September 2017.

It consists of a short scientific presentation (maximum 1000 words), written in French and/or in English, which will reveal the nature and the interest of the scientific research for which the Prize is requested. It will be accompanied by a letter of motivation, describing the continuation of work and the future prospects of the candidate(s), with a copy of the curriculum vitae and a list of the publications in connection with the candidature, followed by the possible list of other works. The factors of impact and the scientific index of quotation must accompany the list of original works, in connection with the candidature. The list of the stays abroad, of national and international collaborations of the candidate (not of the team), the list of the national and international  funds personnaly obtained will be also joined.

Only the original articles published in international reviews will be noted. Their acceptance for publication must be certified by a letter of the editors. The articles of review of literature, compilations of works, etc… will not be accepted. The works submitted for publication are not taken into account. The works completed collectively by important teams is authorized, but the essential contribution of one or more of the candidate(s) must be documented by original publications, where it must appear in first author, at least on certain major publications.

The prizes already obtained will be announced: the work proposed to the contest should not have already received a National or International prize

The jury

It is composed of the members of the Board of the ESG. The President of the ESG is automatically the president of the jury. In the case of incapacity, she is replaced by the General Secretary.

The decisions of the jury are sovereign. They are taken in the simple majority. In case of ex æquo, the voice of the president is dominating. The evaluation is carried out in two phases. Each member of the jury establishes a first classification before the deliberation, which he communicates, in writing, to the General Secretary. The members of the jury which would not address this list to the General Secretary, at least 15 days before the meeting of the jury would not more take part of it.

This evaluation, on 100 points, is based on the following criteria:

  1. Scientific excellence of work (many publications related to work, factor of total impact, index of quotations): maximum 50 points,
  2. Excellence of the curriculum vitae (lessons, stays abroad, national and international collaborations, national and international contracts in connection with work…) maximum 20 points
  3. Importance of the research topic: maximum 30 points.
  4. The individual score obtained is communicated during the  voting meeting. The final classification of the candidates and the prize winner nomination are decided during the meeting of the jury.
  5. The members of the jury, whose one or more collaborators would be candidates at the Prize Alice and Albert NETTER, cannot take part in the pre-classification nor with the vote of deliberation.

Albert Netter

Professor Albert Netter took part in the creation of the concept of Medical Gynecology and governed the creation and the organization of the European Society of Gynecology (ESG). Great clinician and researcher, he always taught clinical excellence and caused the scientific curiosity of his pupils. Concerned about the perpetuation of this spirit of creativity and competence, Professor and Mrs NETTER wished and financed the organization by the ESG, of a prize encouraging original research in Gynecology.

The Prize

The prize Alice and Albert NETTER is allotted every two years: biennial price. The official announcement of the opening of the candidatures is carried out at the time of the Days Albert NETTER.