Doctoral Thesis Award
Starting in March, 2015, the Division of Chemical Physics of the American Physical Society will offer an award for the best doctoral dissertation in any area of chemical physics. The DCP Dissertation Award consists of $1,000, a certificate describing the achievements of the recipient, and a grant of up to $1,000 for the awardee to travel to the March APS meeting to receive the award and give an oral presentation describing his or her doctoral research.
Eligible candidates should have passed their thesis defense between November 1, 2013 and June 1, 2015. Both the candidate and his/her thesis advisor must be members of the DCP. Applications for this award should consist of a summary of the dissertation (maximum length of 750 words with a 12 point font, in addition to figures, captions, and references), the candidate’s CV, a letter of nomination from the thesis advisor, and a supporting letter from a second scientist. The thesis advisor should verify the thesis defense date for students defending their thesis between November 1, 2014 and June 1, 2015. Applications should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 1, 2014. The thesis summary and CV should be bundled in a single pdf file, and the supporting letters should be sent independently.
All candidates are encouraged to submit a 12 minute oral presentation at the March meeting, while the award winner will give a 36 minute presentation at a special award session. Candidates are also encouraged to apply for a travel award of up to $500 (http://www.aps.org/units/dcp/awards/gsta.cfm) to defray part of the travel expenses. Up to five travel awards will be issued.