John Wheatley Award
To honor and recognize the dedication of physicists who have made contributions to the development of physics in countries of the third world. The award will consist of a stipend of $2,000 and a certificate citing the contributions made by the recipient. The award will be presented biennially, every odd-numbered year, at the general meeting of the American Physical Society.
Establishment & Support
The award was established in 1991 with the support of Forum on International Physics.
Rules & Eligibility
The award will be made to a physicist who, working in developing country has made an outstanding contribution to the development of physics in that region by working with local physicists in physics research or teaching. Nominations are open to physicists of all nationalities but the award will not be given to a person for work in his or her own country. Nominations are active for three consecutive reviews.
Nomination & Selection Process
Serving a diverse and inclusive community of physicists worldwide is a primary goal for APS. Nominations of qualified women, members of underrepresented minority groups, and scientists from outside the United States are especially encouraged.
The deadline for submission of nominations for the 2017 prize is July 1, 2016. The nomination package must include:
To complete a nomination click here for the electronic submission form. All files should be uploaded in PDF format. Letters can be signed electronically (for example, using an embedded facsimile) or physically. In the latter case, they should be digitally scanned. Filenames should include the name of the nominee.
For updating an existing nomination, please click the link above and log into the form using the email address and password you used to create your nominator account.
Selection Committee Members: TBA
2015 John Wheatley Award Recipient:
2013: Sultana Nahar
2011: Miguel Jose Yacaman
2009: Carlos R. Ordonez
2007: F. Bary Malik
2005: Steven Trent Manson
2003: Kennedy Reed
2001: Henry R. Glyde
1999: Ivan Kohn Schuller
1997: Manuel Cardona
1995: Galileo Violini
1993: Ismael Escobar