The inaugural “International Union of Materials Research Societies – International Conference of Young Researchers on Advanced Materials (IUMRS – ICYRAM 2012)” organized by the Materials Research Society of Singapore (MRS Singapore) will be held at Biopolis, Singapore, during 1 – 6 July, 2012 (www.mrs.org.sg/icyram2012). In order to recognize the outstanding contributions made by young researchers on materials science, IUMRS and MRS Singapore have jointly instituted the “IUMRS – MRS Singapore Young Researcher Award”. This award will be presented at the forthcoming IUMRS – ICYRAM 2012.
The nominee for this award must not have reached his/her 40th birthday on or before 1st July 2012. In the spirit of the true materials research, a nominee must have done interdisciplinary, innovative research demonstrating high level of excellence and distinction. The said research work must have made a significant contribution to the development and fundamental understanding of the concerned topic as a whole.
The award consists of S$5,000 (Singapore dollars five thousand) cash prize, a presentation trophy, and a certificate. The recipient of the award must be personally present at the IUMRS-ICYRAM 2012 and give an award lecture. No travel grant will be provided by the conference organizers. However, accommodation at one of the modest conference hotels for the conference duration (6 nights) and a waiver of the registration fee will be provided.
Those who wish to be considered for the “IUMRS – MRS Singapore Young Researcher
Award 2012” must submit their nomination directly to Prof. Andrew Wee, Award
Subcommittee Chair, at
by 30 April 2012. Peer- and organizational- nominations are also welcome
subject to the nominee agreeing for the terms and conditions of the award.
The submitted nomination package must provide the following:
- Curriculum Vitae (2-pages maximum) including evidence for the date of birth
- List of recent key publications (2-pages maximum)
- Summary of achievements, awards and honors (1-page maximum)
- Name and brief credentials of the three distinguished materials scientists
whom nominee has contacted to provide confidential support letters highlighting
the creativity of the nominee and the impact his or her research work has
created. These letters must be sent by the supporters directly to Prof. Andrew
Wee, Award Subcommittee Chair, at
by 30 April 2012 for the nomination to be considered.
The decision of the award subcommittee is final and no inquiries will be entertained.
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