Deadline Extended for 2016 JSA Thesis Prize Nominations

The UGBoD will award the "2016 JSA Thesis Prize" for the best Jefferson Lab related thesis at the Annual Users Group meeting, scheduled June 19-21, 2017.

For the 2016 competition, the deadline is March 7, 2017 (we thank JSA for once again fully funding this prize). A complete package requires a nomination letter by a senior scientist giving the name and institution of the person being nominated and the names of three people who will send letters of recommendation, along with a copy of the thesis. All materials must be submitted electronically. The three letters of recommendation must be sent before the deadline, as well; it is up to the nominator and the candidate for the Prize to follow up on this.

Theses completed during the calendar year 2016 are eligible, as well as theses completed during the last quarter of 2015 (if they haven't been submitted before). The thesis prize submissions will be judged initially by members of UGBoD, followed by a panel of independent experts to select the final winner. Criteria for evaluation include quality of the written thesis, contribution of the student to the work, and contribution to JLab physics/community.

All materials must be sent by email to Lorelei

Please contact the chair of UGBoD ( for any questions.

This project is supported by the JSA Initiatives Fund Program

(, a commitment from the JSA owners, SURA and PAE Applied Technologies. Initiatives Funds support programs, initiatives, and activities that further the scientific outreach, promote the science, education and technology of the Jefferson Lab and benefit the Lab's extended user community in ways that complement the Lab's basic and applied research missions.