JSA Accepts Submissions for Postdoctoral Prize

Grant supports research associated with Jefferson Lab’s science program

Calling all physics postdoctoral candidates: Now is the time to apply for the 2018 JSA Postdoctoral Prize, a $10,000 grant funded by Jefferson Science Associates, to support outstanding theoretical or experimental research work associated with the science program at Jefferson Lab.

The competition is run by the CEBAF Users Group Board of Directors. The grant is for a research project of the candidate's choosing, and is awarded (in part) based on the originality and quality of the proposed research.

The deadline for 2018 submissions has been extended from 5 p.m. on January 22 to 5 p.m. on February 13, 2018. Postdocs with a project they would like considered for the grant must email their complete application package to Lorelei Carlson at Jefferson Lab by the deadline. See instructions and contact information below. The winner will be announced in the spring of 2018.

The rules are:

  • All nominees must be within five years of graduation, and in a postdoc or equivalent position at a university or 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 CEBAF 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.
  • JLab employees are not eligible for this award. JSA employees and individuals receiving other support from the 2018 JSA Initiatives Fund are not eligible for this prize.

Questions and submissions may be sent to Carlson at Lorelei@jlab.org.

This grant 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 Jefferson Lab, and benefit the lab's extended user community in ways that complement the lab's basic and applied research missions.

 

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Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, a joint venture of the Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc. and PAE Applied Technologies, manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or Jefferson Lab, for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science. DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, visit science.energy.gov.

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Jefferson Science Associates, LLC, a joint venture of the Southeastern Universities Research Association, Inc. and PAE, manages and operates the Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility, or Jefferson Lab, for the U.S. Department of Energy's Office of Science.

DOE’s Office of Science is the single largest supporter of basic research in the physical sciences in the United States, and is working to address some of the most pressing challenges of our time. For more information, visit science.energy.gov.