JSA Postdoctoral Research Prize Submissions Due by Jan. 27, 2017

JSA Postdoctoral Research Prize Submissions Due by Jan. 27, 2017

This year, the JSA Initiatives Fund is again sponsoring the JSA Postdoctoral Research Prize. The competition is run by the Users Group Board of Directors, with the intention of honoring and supporting our finest postdocs.

The ground rules are:

  • All entries must be emailed to Lorelei lorelei@jlab.org by Jan. 27, 2017.
  • All nominees must be within five years of graduation, and in a postdoc or equivalent position (at JLab, a University, or a National Lab) at the time of nomination.
  • Postdocs in both experiment and theory are eligible. Previous winners are not eligible to apply.
  • Entries should include a research statement (five page limit) and CV by the nominee, along with three letters of reference. The research statement should describe past work and future plans and should include a preliminary budget with a total budget not to exceed $10K. All materials may be emailed in separately.
  • The competition will be judged by the Users Group Board of Directors.
  • The basis for picking the top candidate includes a record of accomplishment in physics, a planned high impact Jefferson Lab physics program, proposed use of the research grant, and promise of further accomplishments in the Jefferson Lab research fields in the future.

The Prize will be in the form of a research grant. The funds can be used for travel, supplies, or equipment in support of the proposed research plan.  The research plan need not be new or independent of the candidate's current research program, but the quality and novelty of the proposed research is considered in the evaluation process.

This project is supported by the JSA Initiatives Fund Program

(http://www.jsallc.org/IF/IFProjects.html), 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.

Details online at: http://www.jsallc.org/news/JSAIF20161208.pdf