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The MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize recognizes postdoctoral researchers for their intellectual merit and ability to demonstrate effective writing and communication through an interest in scientific publications. Candidates should show promise for future scientific contributions and scholarship in the broad materials field as well as a demonstrated interest in scientific writing and communications.

Application Information

Purpose

Each year, MRS Bulletin awards one MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize. The Prize honors a postdoctoral researcher for their
(1) demonstrated intellectual merit which shows promise for future scientific contributions, scholarship, and leadership in the broad materials field; and
(2) demonstrated interest in scientific writing and communication, as evidenced by their ability to demonstrate effective writing and communication through an interest in scientific publications, journal publications, writings beyond journal publications, and other forms of scientific communication.

Prize recipient receives:

  • $1000 cash award
  • Profile published in MRS Bulletin 
  • Complimentary one-year membership in the Materials Research Society
  • Invitation to publish in MRS Bulletin
  • Recognition at the MRS Fall Meeting, Boston


Eligibility

Candidates must be a postdoctoral scholar/researcher at the time of application—at least six months post-PhD, but no more than five years post-PhD. Candidates are encouraged but not required to be a current member of the Materials Research Society.

Application

Nominations and self-nominations are permitted and should include:

  1. Cover letter/one-page statement
  2. Resume/CV, including list of publications
  3. 3–6 samples of published work in PDF format
  4. One of the following (no more than one page, including a figure, if needed): Perspective-type news article; or Proposal (extended abstract) for review article

All materials must be submitted in one email to BulletinPrize@mrs.org. Please use this same email address for additional questions.  

Important Dates

The application deadline for the 2024 Prize is July 31, 2024. The winner will be announced in October 2024.

Administration 

The MRS Bulletin Editorial Board will evaluate nominations and self-nominations from the pool of qualified applicants to select the recipient of the MRS Bulletin Postdoctoral Publication Prize. Please contact BulletinPrize@mrs.org with questions.

MRS Bulletin acknowledges the Jiang Family Foundation and the MTI Corporation for their generous contribution to support this award.


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