Nominations being accepted for the 2016 JSA Thesis Prize

Nominations being accepted for the 2016 JSA Thesis Prize

The Users Group Board of Directors 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 February 24, 2017. A complete package requires a nomination letter by a senior scientist and must include 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. It is the responsibility of the nominator and the candidate for the prize to follow up on these requirements.

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 the Jefferson Lab physics program or community.

All materials must be sent by email to Lorelei Chopard:

Please contact Larry Weinstein, the chair of UGBoD, ( with 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.