On the occassion of ECMs, the ECA awards two prizes: the ECA Prize, named after Max Perutz since 2004, for outstanding leadership, scientific contributions or both. Secondly, the Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize, in association with the European Neutron Scattering Association (ENSA), to a young crystallographer in recognition of notable experimental theoretical or methodological contributions using crystallographic or neutron scattering methods .
The Max Perutz Prize is awarded in recognition of meritorious achievements in any branch of crystallography by a crystallographer having a clear affiliation with the ECA region and being an individual member of the ECA. It can be for leadership or scientific contributions or both.
The Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut Prize, in memory of the scientific achievements of the late Erwin Felix Lewy Bertaut, which are cornerstones in both crystallography and neutron scattering, is awarded to a young scientist having a clear affiliation with the ECA/ENSA region, in recognition of notable experimental theoretical or methodological contributions in the field of investigation of matter using crystallographic or neutron scattering methods.
The ECA Poster Prizes, awarded during ECMs, recognize the excellence of poster contributions.