Awards

GMAG Student Travel Award

The GMAG Student Travel Award aims to increase student participation and involvement in activities essential to GMAG and the APS as a whole. GMAG will sponsor up to ten Student Travel Awards for the March Meeting. The award will consist of $250 in travel assistance to attend the meeting. The selected students will have lunch with a GMAG executive committee member, and are expected to attend the GMAG business meeting. We also ask selected students to help out at the GMAG membership table and/or serve one shift at the “Contact Congress” booth to support APS outreach for congressional support for scientific research. To be eligible, students must present at the March Meeting, and should submit an application, which can be downloaded from the GMAG website after September 1, by email to the GMAG Vice Chair, Eric Fullerton by December 1, 2017.

Please see the latest GMAG Newsletter for up-to-date information.

Evaluation of the applications will be conducted by the GMAG Executive Committee. Conflict of interest situations will be handled in accordance with APS guidelines.

GMAG Student Dissertation Awards

In order to encourage students working in magnetism, every year GMAG sponsors Outstanding Dissertation in Magnetism Awards. GMAG will present up to three dissertation awards at the next APS March Meeting. These awards will recognize students who have conducted outstanding research leading to their dissertation and will consist of an invited talk in an appropriate session at the APS March Meeting, a $500 prize to the student, and up to $250 toward his/her travel expenses to the March Meeting. The student must be in the final year before graduating with a Ph.D., and both the student and the advisor must be current members of GMAG. Nominations will consist of: a nominating letter, an extended abstract of the research (maximum of 3 pages, including figures and references), the student’s CV and publication list, and contact information for the student. These nomination documents must be submitted by the student’s advisor or another senior researcher who knows the student’s work well. The nominating letter must address the following issues:

  • Quality and independence of the student’s work.
  • Student’s speaking ability.
  • Year the student began graduate school.
  • Student’s expected completion date (for example, must be after September 1, 2017, but before September 1, 2018 to be eligible for the APS March Meeting 2018 award).
  • Assessment of the student’s future potential as a research scientist.

Nominations should be sent by email as a single PDF file to the GMAG Chair by October 1st.

Please see the latest GMAG Newsletter for up-to-date information.

Evaluation of the nominations will be conducted by the GMAG Executive Committee. Conflict of interest situations will be handled in accordance with APS guidelines.