SMRS - Soft Material Research Society

Young Scientist Award

The SMRS Young Scientist Awards will be presented to outstanding individuals who are starting their professional careers in soft materials. This award will be given to early-stage researchers during the first two years of their award of PhD degree. Support will be provided in terms of covering the conference registration fee, a free two year membership of SMRS and a commemorative plaque .
Each SMRS Young Scientist Awardee will give their oral presentation during a special award session during conference. Applicants must be current members of SMRS and must agree to write a one-page report of the conference.
Eligibility: The Awards are intended for students/PhD-students who are SMRS members and are the presenting author of either oral or poster presentations.
Application: Candidates should submit a copy of their documents:
-- a copy of their abstract
-- proof of paper acceptance
-- proof of studentship
-- proof of SMRS membership
-- CV (2 pages max.)
-- cover letter detailing their motivation (1 page max.)
-- nomination letter by a current member of SMRS.
Such applications will be reviewed by a panel of referees with final decisions made by the SMRS committee and name of selected candidates will be announced on website. Awardees have to write and submit a short report on the conference. The poster and/or oral presentation(s) presented by awardees at the conference must include the following acknowledgment: “[NAME] acknowledges Soft Materials Research Society for student fellowship award”.