ESOMAR, the world organization for market research professionals, has launched the Young Researcher of the Year Award to show how research can tackle complex global issues and improve conditions for people across the world. The award will be presented for an outstanding original and creative piece of research that can effect change within some of the most topical and controversial issues globally - Global Warming; World Poverty and Ageing. Contenders must be under the age of 30, skilled in producing high quality research with a commitment to human development, ethics and a fair and just world. The winning piece of work will demonstrate how research conducted can significantly improve understanding of an issue and change the way we think and act. An international jury of industry leaders chaired by ESOMAR will review each submission, with the three finalists invited to present at the ESOMAR Annual Congress in Montreux 15 - 18 September 2009. Mentors from UNICEF, Barclaycard and IMS Health will offer professional guidance and moral support to contenders throughout the process.