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, normally the level of postdoc, 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.