External (Non-MRS) Awards

Below is a list of awards by organizations outside of MRS for which MRS members may be eligible. 
 
To be included in this list, or to provide updated information, please contact Lorri Smiley.


 

Organization:

 

American Vacuum Society

 

Award Name:

 

Medard W. Welch Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

To recognize and encourage outstanding research in the fields of interest to AVS

 

Eligibility:

 

Must have accomplished outstanding theoretical and/or experimental research within the 10 years preceding the year in which the award is made. Special consideration will be given to nominees currently engaged in an active career of research. The award will be granted without further restriction except that current members of the board of directors and the awards committee are not eligible.

 

Nature of Award:

 

Cash award, a medal, a plaque and an honorary lectureship at a regular session of the International Symposium

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

March 31



 

Organization:

 

American Vacuum Society

 

Award Name:

 

Gaede-Langmuir Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

To recognize and encourage outstanding discoveries and inventions in the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS

 

Eligibility:

 

Must have made a major contribution to the sciences and technologies of interest to AVS. The contribution may be in the nature of a new invention, process or discovery; this shall include significant advances in theory, the discovery of a new effect, phenomenon or process, or the invention of a novel device, instrument, technique or measurement. The award shall be granted without restrictions except that current members of the AVS board of directors and the awards committee are not eligible.

 

Nature of Award:

 

Cash award, a plaque setting forth the reasons for the award and an honorary lectureship at a regular session of the International Symposium

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

March 31



 

Organization:

 

American Vacuum Society

 

Award Name:

 

Albert Nerkin Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

To recognize outstanding contributions to the solution of technological problems in areas of interest to AVS

 

Eligibility:

 

Must be a recognized worker in his or her field with an outstanding record of sustained (five years or more) contributions to the solution of technological problems. Current members of the AVS board of directors and the awards committee are not eligible.

 

Nature of Award:

 

Cash award, a plaque and an honorary lectureship at a regular session of the International Symposium and Exhibition

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

March 31



 

Organization:

 

American Vacuum Society

 

Award Name:

 

John A. Thornton Memorial Award and Lecture (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

To recognize outstanding research or technological innovation in the areas of interest to the AVS, with emphasis on the fields of thin films, plasma processing and related topics

 

Eligibility:

 

The nominee shall have made a pioneering contribution to the science or technology of thin films, plasma processing or related fields that advances the state of knowledge or the art to a significant and well-recognized extent. Current members of the board of directors and the awards committee are not eligible.

 

Nature of Award:

 

Cash award, a commemorative plaque stating the nature of the award and an honorary lectureship at a regular session of the International Symposium

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

March 31



 

Organization:

 

American Vacuum Society

 

Award Name:

 

Peter Mark Memorial Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

To recognize outstanding theoretical or experimental work by a young scientist or engineer

 

Eligibility:

 

Must be a young scientist or engineer (≤ age 35) who has contributed outstanding theoretical or experimental work, at least part of which must have been published in an AVS journal

 

Nature of Award:

 

Cash award, a plaque and an honorary lectureship at a regular session of the International Symposium

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

March 31



 

Organization:

 

American Vacuum Society

 

Award Name:

 

George T. Hanyo Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

To recognize outstanding performance in technical support of research or development in areas of interest to AVS. The award recognizes valuable contributions made by persons outside normal professional circles. Typical nominees should have received mention in the "Acknowledgements" sections of published papers but, with the possible exception of papers describing new apparatus or procedures, would rarely have been authors or co-authors.

 

Eligibility:

 

Must have contributed unusual skills and creative scientific or technical ideas in support of at least one major research or development program which influenced areas of interest to AVS. This supporting work must have been provided over a period of at least 10 years.

 

Nature of Award:

 

Cash award and a plaque setting forth the reasons for the award

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

March 31




 

Organization:

 

American Vacuum Society

 

Award Name:

 

Five distinct awards aimed at rewarding students (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Various – see website

 

Eligibility:

 

Must be a registered graduate student in an accredited academic institution at the time when the applications are due.

 

Nature of Award:

 

Cash award, a certificate and reimbursed travel support to attend the International Symposium

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Application with supporting materials

 

Deadline:

 

May 6



 

Organization:

 

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

 

Award Name:

 

Application to Practice Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding achievement in transferring research results or findings in some aspect of the fields of metallurgy and materials into commercial production and practical use.

 

Eligibility:

   
 

Nature of Award:

 

Black marble pinnacle

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

April 1



 

Organization:

 

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

 

Award Name:

 

Brimacombe Medalist (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes an individual with sustained excellence and achievement in business, technology, education, public policy or science related to materials science and engineering

 

Eligibility:

 

Member of TMS for at least five years and may not reach his/her 50th birthday by December 31 of the nomination year

 

Nature of Award:

 

Certificate and lapel pin

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

April 1



 

Organization:

 

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

 

Award Name:

 

Bruce Chalmers Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the science and/or technology of materials processing

 

Eligibility:

 

Must have an established record of research, publications and/or patents in the field of materials processing.

 

Nature of Award:

 

Life membership to TMS

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

April 1



 

Organization:

 

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

 

Award Name:

 

Morris Cohen Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the science and/or technology of materials properties

 

Eligibility:

 

Must have an established record of research, publications and/or patents in the field of materials properties.

 

Nature of Award:

 

Life membership to TMS

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

April 1




 

Organization:

 

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

 

Award Name:

 

Champion H. Mathewson Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes a paper, or series of closely related papers with at least one common author, which represents the most notable contribution to metallurgical science in the award period

 

Eligibility:

 

Based on papers published in TMS journals within past two years

 

Nature of Award:

 

Matthewson Medal and an engraved plate in a walnut plaque

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

April 1



 

Organization:

 

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

 

Award Name:

 

Early Career Faculty Fellow Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes an assistant professor for his or her accomplishments that have advanced the academic institution where employed, and for abilities to broaden the technological profile of TMS

 

Eligibility:

 

Must be a tenure-track assistant professor; must be available to attend two annual TMS meetings; not required to be a TMS member

 

Nature of Award:

 

Facilitate attendance at two consecutive TMS meetings, along with technical support and guidance in developing new programming.

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

April 1



 

Organization:

 

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

 

Award Name:

 

Educator Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to education in metallurgical engineering and/or materials science and engineering

 

Eligibility:

   
 

Nature of Award:

 

Black marble pinnacle

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

April 1



 

Organization:

 

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

 

Award Name:

 

Fellow Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes members of TMS who are qualified for elevation to the class of fellow by reason of outstanding contributions to the practice of metallurgical science and technology

 

Eligibility:

 

Full member of TMS for at least five years. Current TMS board of directors members are not eligible.

 

Nature of Award:

 

Certificate and a diamond membership pin

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

April 1



 

Organization:

 

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

 

Award Name:

 

AIME Robert Lansing Hardy Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes a young person in the broad fields of metallurgy and materials science for exceptional promise of a successful career, rather than for any specific accomplishment

 

Eligibility:

 

1) A candidate may not reach his/her 35th birthday by December 31 of the year in which the initial nomination is made; 2) Must be a member of TMS

 

Nature of Award:

 

The Hardy Medal, an engraved plate in a walnut frame and a $500 cash award.

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

April 1



 

Organization:

 

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

 

Award Name:

 

William Hume-Rothery Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes a scientific leader for exceptional scholarly contributions to the science of alloys by inviting him/her to be an honored presenter at the William Hume-Rothery Memorial Symposium

 

Eligibility:

 

Exceptional scholarly contributions to the science of alloys.

 

Nature of Award:

 

An engraved plaque

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

April 1



 

Organization:

 

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

 

Award Name:

 

Institute of Metals Lecturer & Robert Franklin Mehl Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes an outstanding scientific leader by inviting him/her to present a lecture at the society's annual meeting on a technical subject of particular interest to members in the materials science and application of metals program areas

 

Eligibility:

   
 

Nature of Award:

 

The Mehl Medal, an engraved plate in a walnut plaque and $500 travel assistance

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

April 1



 

Organization:

 

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

 

Award Name:

 

Leadership Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes an individual who has demonstrated outstanding leadership in the national and international materials community in some aspect of the fields of metallurgy and materials

 

Eligibility:

   
 

Nature of Award:

 

Black marble pinnacle

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

April 1



 

Organization:

 

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

 

Award Name:

 

Cyril Stanley Smith Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the science and/or technology of materials structure

 

Eligibility:

   
 

Nature of Award:

 

Life membership to TMS

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

April 1



 

Organization:

 

The Minerals, Metals, and Materials Society (TMS)

 

Organization:

 

Acta Materialia, Incorporated

 

Award Name:

 

Acta Biomaterialia Gold Medal Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes an outstanding contributor to field of biomaterials research and technology

 

Eligibility:

   
 

Nature of Award:

 

Gold medal, an inscribed plaque and a cash honorarium

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

December 31



 

Organization:

 

Acta Materialia, Incorporated

 

Award Name:

 

Acta Materialia, Inc. Gold Medal (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Based on demonstrated ability and leadership in materials research

 

Eligibility:

   
 

Nature of Award:

 

Consists of the gold medal, an inscribed certificate and a check for a sum of money that constitutes the board’s contribution to the award winner

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Proposed by sponsoring or cooperating societies of Acta Materialia, Inc. and by the editors of Acta Materialia and Scripta Materialia

 

Deadline:

 

December 31



 

Organization:

 

Acta Materialia, Incorporated.

 

Award Name:

 

Acta Materialia Materials and Society Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes contributions to the interactions between materials technology and societal concerns

 

Eligibility:

   
 

Nature of Award:

 

A Steuben glass sculpture, an inscribed certificate and a cash honorarium

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Candidates may be proposed by the board of governors of Acta Materialia, Inc. and by its sponsoring and cooperating societies.

 

Deadline:

 

December 31



 

Organization:

 

TMS Foundation

 

Award Name:

 

Shri Ram Arora Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes, encourages and supports the quest for knowledge within the materials science and engineering community

 

Eligibility:

   
 

Nature of Award:

 

An engraved award and cash honorarium

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

Award is currently inactive



 

Organization:

 

TMS / AIST

 

Award Name:

 

John F. Elliot Lectureship Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes distinguished contributions in chemical process metallurgy and materials chemistry to the iron and steel industry

 

Eligibility:

   
 

Nature of Award:

 

The recipient shall present a lecture at three to five universities throughout the year following selection; the award will be presented following the recipient’s year of lectures.

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

April 1



 

Organization:

 

TMS / ASM

 

Award Name:

 

TMS/ASM Joint Distinguished Lectureship in Materials & Society Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes an individual experienced in a policy-making role in the field of materials engineering for our nation and its industries; an eminent individual with an overview of technology and society affected by development in materials engineering; a person associated with government, industry, research or education

 

Eligibility:

   
 

Nature of Award:

 

Certificate with citation

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

September 1



 

Organization:

 

The American Ceramic Society (ACerS)

 

Award Name:

 

Society Fellows (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes outstanding contributions to the ceramic arts or sciences; through broad and productive scholarship in ceramic science and technology, by conspicuous achievement in ceramic industry or by outstanding service to the society

 

Eligibility:

 

Member of ACerS for at least five years and at least age 35

 

Nature of Award:

   
 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination; requires seven sponsors who must be ACerS members at the time of nomination

 

Deadline:

 

September 1



 

Organization:

 

The American Ceramic Society

 

Award Name:

 

Richard M. Fulrath Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Promote technical and personal friendships between professional Japanese and American ceramic engineers and scientists and encourage a greater understanding among the diverse cultures surrounding the Pacific Rim. Recognize individuals for their excellence in research and development of ceramic sciences and materials.

 

Eligibility:

 

Must be 45 or younger at time of award presentation

 

Nature of Award:

 

Academic awardees shall receive $2,000 to assist with meeting travel expenses contingent upon sufficient funds being available in the Fulrath Award Endowment Fund. Industry awardees provide their own travel expenses.

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

January 15



 

Organization:

 

The American Ceramic Society

 

Award Name:

 

W. David Kingery Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes distinguished lifelong achievements involving multidisciplinary and global contributions to ceramic technology, science, education and art

 

Eligibility:

 

No limitations regarding nationality, gender or religion and membership in ACerS is not a requirement. A nominee must be living, but in the event of death subsequent to selection but prior to presentation, the award shall be made posthumously.

 

Nature of Award:

 

A piece of commemorative glassware, a certificate containing a citation of the achievement on which the award is based and $5,000

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

January 15



 

Organization:

 

The American Ceramic Society’s National Institute of Ceramic Engineers

 

Award Name:

 

Karl Schwartzwalder-Professional Achievement in Ceramic Engineering (PACE) Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes the nation's outstanding young ceramic engineer whose achievements have been significant to the profession and to the general welfare of the American people

 

Eligibility:

 

Must be between 21 and 40 years of age; not becoming 41 during the award year, and must be a member of NICE and ACerS

 

Nature of Award:

 

A piece of commemorative glassware and a certificate containing a citation of achievement

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

January 15



 

Organization:

 

The American Ceramic Society

 

Award Name:

 

Ross Coffin Purdy Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Given to the author or authors who, in the judgment of the committee, made the most valuable contribution to ceramic technical literature during the calendar year two years prior to the selection

 

Eligibility:

   
 

Nature of Award:

   
 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

January 15



 

Organization:

 

The American Ceramic Society

 

Award Name:

 

Robert L. Coble Award for Young Scholars (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes an outstanding scientist who is conducting research in academia, in industry or at a government-funded laboratory

 

Eligibility:

 

Candidates must be ACerS members and must be 35 years of age or younger.

 

Nature of Award:

   
 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

January 15



 

Organization:

 

The American Ceramic Society

 

Award Name:

 

John Jeppson Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Recognizes distinguished scientific, technical or engineering achievements in ceramics

 

Eligibility:

 

 

 

Nature of Award:

 

 

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

January 15



 

Organization:

 

The American Ceramic Society

 

Award Name:

 

Richard and Patricia Spriggs Phase Equilibria Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Given to the author or authors who, in the judgment of the award committee, made the most valuable contribution to phase stability relationships in ceramic-based systems literature during the calendar year prior to the selection

 

Eligibility:

 

Open

 

Nature of Award:

 

A certificate and a cash prize of $1,000 to be divided equally among multiple authors

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

January 15



 

Organization:

 

The American Ceramic Society Basic Science Division

 

Award Name:

 

Robert B. Sosman Award and Lecture (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Given in recognition of outstanding achievement in basic science of an area that results in a significant impact to the field of ceramics

 

Eligibility:

   
 

Nature of Award:

 

The awardee presents a plenary lecture at the ACerS Annual Meeting and receives a certificate commemorating the event and a piece of glassware.

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

January 15



 

Organization:

 

The Electrochemical Society

 

Award Name:

 

Edward Goodrich Acheson Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

For contributions to the advancement of any of the objects, purposes or activities of The Electrochemical Society

 

Eligibility:

 

Open

 

Nature of Award:

 

Gold medal, wall plaque and prize of $10,000

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

October of odd-numbered years



 

Organization:

 

The Electrochemical Society

 

Award Name:

 

Olin Palladium Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

For distinguished contributions to the field of electrochemical or corrosion science

 

Eligibility:

 

Open

 

Nature of Award:

 

Palladium medal, wall plaque and prize of $7,500

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

October 1 of even years



 

Organization:

 

The Electrochemical Society

 

Award Name:

 

Vittorio de Nora Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

For contributions to the field of electrochemical engineering and technology

 

Eligibility:

 

Open

 

Nature of Award:

 

Gold medal, wall plaque and prize of $7,500

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

April 15 of odd years



 

Organization:

 

The Electrochemical Society

 

Award Name:

 

Gordon E. Moore Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Solid State Science and Technology (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

For distinguished contributions to the field of solid state science

 

Eligibility:

 

Open

 

Nature of Award:

 

Silver medal, wall plaque and prize of $7,500

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

April 15 of even years



 

Organization:

 

The Electrochemical Society

 

Award Name:

 

Carl Wagner Memorial Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

To recognize a mid-career achievement and excellence in research areas of interest of the society, and significant contributions in the teaching or guidance of students or colleagues in education, industry or government

 

Eligibility:

 

The recipient shall have attained a level of professional achievement that, in the judgment of the Carl Wagner Award Subcommittee, justifies the objective of recognizing mid-career achievement.

 

Nature of Award:

 

ECS life membership, scroll, sterling silver medal, travel assistance to the meeting of award presentation (up to $1,000)

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

October 1 of even years



 

Organization:

 

The Electrochemical Society

 

Award Name:

 

Charles W. Tobias Young Investigator Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

To recognize outstanding scientific and/or engineering work in fundamental or applied electrochemistry or solid-state science and technology by a young scientist or engineer

 

Eligibility:

 

The nominee’s 40th birthday may not precede April 1 of the year in which the award is made. The award shall be granted without restriction to ECS membership status or nationality.

 

Nature of Award:

 

Scroll, prize of $5,000, ECS life membership and travel assistance to the meeting of the award presentation (up to $1,000)

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

October 1 of odd years



 

Organization:

 

Royal Society of Chemistry

 

Award Name:

 

Stephanie L Kwolek Award (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

To recognize exceptional contributions to the area of materials chemistry from a scientist working outside the UK

 

Eligibility:

 

• Open to non-UK residents only
• One-page CV for the candidate which should include their date of birth, website URL, summary of education and career, a list of five relevant publications and total numbers of publications and patents
• A one-page supporting statement addressing the selection criteria

 

Nature of Award:

 

£2000, a medal and a certificate

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Nomination

 

Deadline:

 

Nominations accepted September 1, 2014-January 15, 2015



 

Organization:

 

Royal Society of Chemistry

 

Award Name:

 

Beilby Medal and Prize (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

The Beilby Medal and Prize recognizes work of exceptional practical significance in chemical engineering, applied materials science, energy efficiency or a related field

 

Eligibility:

 

Preference will be given to those candidates under the age of 40 at the closing date. The age specified is intended to guide nominators and selection panelists; appropriate consideration will be given to those who have taken career breaks or followed different study paths.

 

Nature of Award:

 

£1000, a medal and a certificate

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Candidates are permitted to nominate themselves.

 

Deadline:

 

Nominations accepted September 1, 2014-January 15, 2015



 

Organization:

 

The Federation of European Materials Societies

 

Award Name:

 

FEMS Materials Science and Technology Prize (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

This prize is awarded to young European materials scientists or engineers in recognition of a significant contribution to a field of materials science and engineering.

 

Eligibility:

 

Nominations must be submitted to the FEMS secretariat. Nominees under the age of 40 at the time of proposal are eligible for consideration for three consecutive years. The nomination package should contain a CV and a list of publications (refereed/non-refereed/proceedings), preferably accompanied by a list of independent citations and a list of invited lectures. Letters of support from two personalities of the field of MSE familiar with the candidate’s achievements should be included with the nomination. A proposed citation of not more than 20 words should be submitted with the nomination.

A nominee should preferably (but not exclusively) have European nationality or have done much of his/her research work at a European university or institute.

 

Nature of Award:

 

The prize consists of a certificate and a selection of books from the highly-regarded WILEY-VCH catalogue of materials science and technology publications.

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Candidates for the award may be proposed by the
• Member societies of FEMS
• Executive committee of FEMS
• Award selection committee of FEMS

 

Deadline:

 

The FEMS secretariat will publish a call for proposals a year before the next EUROMAT conference.



 

Organization:

 

The Federation of European Materials Societies

 

Award Name:

 

FEMS European Materials Medal (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

This medal is awarded in recognition of outstanding  contributions to the field of materials science and engineering in Europe.

 

Eligibility:

 

Nominations must be submitted to the FEMS secretariat. Nominations (generally below the age of 60 at the time of proposal) are kept active for three consecutive years. The nomination package should contain a CV and a list of publications as well as a list of invited lectures. Also include a list of former Ph.D. students and post-docs trained by the nominee including the present positions held by those younger colleagues, letters of support from at least three personalities in the field of MSE familiar with the candidate's achievements and a proposed citation of not more than 30 words.

A nominee should preferably (but not exclusively) have European nationality or have done much of his/her work at a European university or institute.

 

Nature of Award:

 

The medal (gold medal) is presented at the biennial EUROMAT Conference; the recipient should be present at the awards event for appropriate recognition and present a lecture on his research at the conference.

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Candidates for the award may be proposed by the
• Member societies of FEMS
• Executive committee of FEMS
• Award selection committee of FEMS

 

Deadline:

 

The FEMS secretariat will publish a call for proposals a year before the next EUROMAT Conference, which is held in odd years.



 

Organization:

 

The Federation of European Materials Societies

 

Award Name:

 

FEMS Lecturer Award for Excellence in MSE (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

This distinction encourages selected young materials scientists who have contributed significantly to a recently emerging topic of materials science and engineering to lecture throughout Europe as ambassadors of the materials community. The lectures serve two purposes: to disseminate knowledge on important subjects and to expose the work of young researchers in Europe. Each FEMS lecturer offers a specific talk with a corresponding abstract and the lectures are arranged in three different European countries.

Two FEMS lecturers are appointed every other year (in odd years to coincide with EUROMAT), covering different fields of materials science and engineering.

 

Eligibility:

 

Nominations must be submitted to the FEMS secretariat. The nomination package should contain a CV and a list of publications, preferably accompanied by a list of independent citations and a list of invited lectures. One letter of support from a personality in the field of MSE familiar with the candidate's work but independent (i.e. no collaboration and no co-authorship) should be included.

Age: Below 40

 

Nature of Award:

 

Financing of the lecture tour by FEMS (up to a limit of €1500) and a prize of €1500 payable on completion of the tour; expected to give a lecture at the award ceremony and two more lectures at university institutes or renowned research institutes in different European countries, excluding his or her home country, during the year following the award

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Candidates for the award may be nominated by

  • Member societies of FEMS
  • Members of the executive committee of FEMS
  • Members of the award selection committee
  • Renowned materials scientists
  • Departments of MSE or similar branches of a university or a research organization
 
 

Deadline:

 

The FEMS secretariat will publish a call for proposals one year before the next EUROMAT conference.



 

Organization:

 

The Federation of European Materials Science Societies

 

Award Name:

 

FEMS Materials Innovation Prize (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

This is a bi-annual award for distinguished scientists or engineers to recognize outstanding contributions to technological development and innovation based on exceptional contributions in materials science and engineering. The prize celebrates inventions and innovations that have favorable impact on quality of life of the individual as well as general welfare, sustainability and environmental impact of the economy.

Criteria:

  • Degree of innovation (excellence of the idea, inventive step)
  • Market potential: perspectives for feasibility and application, R&D collaborations and technology transfer between institute and industry, patents, license and other contracts between institute and industry, spin-offs
  • Publications and invited talks at conferences
 
 

Eligibility:

 

Nominations must be submitted to the FEMS secretariat. The nomination package should contain a brief description of the respective contribution to MSE, a CV and a list of patents and publications. Also to be included: a list of former Ph.D. students and post-docs trained by the nominee should be included indicating the present positions held by those younger colleagues; two letters of support from personalities familiar with the candidate's achievements, at least one of them from a company; a proposed citation of not more than 30 words.

The nominee should preferably (but not exclusively) have European nationality or have done much of his/her research work in Europe.

 

Nature of Award:

 

The specially designed medal is presented at the biennial EUROMAT Conference; the recipient should be present at the awards event for appropriate recognition and to present a lecture on his innovations at the conference; he/she will be asked to publish a corresponding article in a European materials science and engineering journal.

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Candidates for the award may be proposed by the

  • Member societies of FEMS
  • Executive committee of FEMS
  • Award selection committee of FEMS
  • Boards of companies that manufacture or apply advanced materials
 
 

Deadline:

 

The FEMS secretariat will publish a call for proposals a year before the next EUROMAT conference.



 

Organization:

 

L'OREAL-UNESCO

 

Award Name:

 

L'OREAL-UNESCO Awards for Women in Science: International Laureate Programme (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

These prestigious annual distinctions awarded to five leading women researchers, one per continent, identify exceptional women as role models for the generations to come.

 

Eligibility:

 

Chosen in recognition of her exceptional achievements, one award laureate is named from each of five continents: Africa, Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America. Life sciences and physical sciences are recognized in alternating years.

 

Nature of Award:

 

Each laureate will receive $100,000 in recognition of her contribution to science.

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Candidates for the Awards are put forward by almost a thousand eminent members of the international scientific community. The jury makes the final choice of five laureates, one from each continent: Africa, Asia/Pacific, Europe, Latin America and North America.

 

Deadline:

 

July 15



 

Organization:

 

L'OREAL-UNESCO

 

Award Name:

 

L'OREAL-UNESCO Fellowships for Women in Science (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

Every year since 2000, UNESCO and the L'Oréal Foundation grant fellowships to 15 young women researchers whose projects have been accepted by recognized research institutions outside their home country. The fellowships give a boost to their promising research, help them to build networks in the international community and help them acquire experience that they can later share when they return home.

 

Eligibility:

 

Applicants (maximum four from each applying National Commission) must meet the following general criteria:

1- The National Commission must endorse all applications. UNESCO cannot entertain applications from individuals.

2- Candidates must be no more than 35 years old. Thus, applicants born before January 1, 1978, will not be considered under this program.

3- Preference will be given to candidates already possessing at the time of application a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) in the field of the life sciences. However, candidatures from students pursuing studies/research leading to a Ph.D. degree (or equivalent) will also be entertained.

4- Only candidates with the necessary qualifications who demonstrate outstanding intellectual promise and personal qualities will be considered under this program.

5- Candidates must be proficient in reading and writing the language of instruction in the proposed country of study.

6- Applicants must be in good health both physically and mentally.

7- Candidates may not be in receipt of another fellowship/grant for the project or for the period covered by the fellowship application. If the candidate receives another award, scholarship or fellowship for the proposed research, she should inform UNESCO immediately and her application will be reviewed and may be withdrawn.

 

Nature of Award:

 

Duration of proposed study/research: 12 months with possibility of extension for additional 12 months A financial contribution, not to exceed $20,000 per year for each selected beneficiary to support her on-going research proposal, with the possibility of an extension for a second year - Round-trip travel for the selected beneficiaries from their country of residence to Paris, France, (date not yet determined) to attend an awards ceremony (sine qua non condition for the award of the fellowship) - Lodging and pocket money during the stay in Paris for the awards ceremony - A certificate attesting to the special award

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Each member state may nominate up to a maximum of four candidates.

 

Deadline:

 

July 15



 

Organization:

 

Inamori Foundation

 

Award Name:

 

Kyoto Prize (Further Info)

 

Purpose:

 

The Kyoto Prize is an international award to honor those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural, and spiritual betterment of mankind. The Prize is presented annually in each of the following three categories: advanced technology, basic sciences and arts and philosophy.

 

Eligibility:

 

Prizes are given in the fields of advanced technology, basic sciences and arts and philosophy. Within each broad category, the prize rotates among subfields, e.g. the technology prize rotates across electronics, biotechnology, materials science and engineering and information science.

 

Nature of Award:

 

Each laureate is presented with a diploma, a 20K gold Kyoto Prize medal and prize money of 50 million yen per category.

 

Nomination or
Self-Application?

 

Candidates for the Kyoto Prize are nominated by official Kyoto Prize nominators, who are selected annually by the Inamori Foundation from among recognized domestic and international authorities.

Laureates will be chosen only from among the pool of officially nominated candidates. The candidates thus nominated from around the world are reviewed by the Kyoto Prize Selection Organization, which consists of three Kyoto Prize selection committees (one for each category), three Kyoto Prize committees (one for each category) and the Kyoto Prize executive committee.

 

Deadline:

 

Laureates are announced each June.

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