Every year MARSS conference presents the Big-on-Small Award, along with a commemorative plaque and a cash prize. This Award is intended to recognize excellent performance on a MARSS-related topic and to promote upcoming talents in these research communities. The target group includes young professionals (<40, probably assistant professor or associate professor) with excellent performance and international visibility.
Members of MARSS Steering Committee and MARSS Academic Advisory Board nominate Award candidates and make a final decision by anonymous voting. At the closing ceremony of the conference, all nominees will receive a certificate of Award nomination, and the winner will be announced and honored by laudation.