Frontiers annual Spotlight Award grants the Editors of an exceptionally active, collaborative, innovative and impactful Research Topic with the resources to organize a conference. 


The Award of US$ 100,000 will allow the winning team of Topic Editors to organize an international scientific conference around their Research Topic. The conference aims to provide a forum that will foster collaboration, inspire the community and highlight emerging research in their field. It will be held at a premier location: the SwissTech Convention Center on the campus of the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland.


The Award will cover organization of the conference, including costs of the venue, registration, travel, lodging of the Topic Editors and the conference speakers they choose to invite; conference fees for all contributing authors to the Research Topic; and promotion of the conference via the launch of a conference website and through traditional and social media. The conference will be open for registration to all interested researchers. Frontiers’ editorial staff will fully support the winning Topic Editors with the conference organization.