GMAG Student Travel Award

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 awards will consist of $250 in travel assistance to attend the meeting. An additional $200 is available for those students at institutions outside the United States. 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 assist 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 here. Applications should be submitted by email to Julie Borchers ( by Wednesday November 27, 2019 at 5 PM Eastern Time. Please put “GMAG Student Travel Award” in the subject line of the email.

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, 2019, but before September 1, 2020 to be eligible for the APS March Meeting 2020 award)
  • Assessment of the student’s future potential as a research scientist.

Nominations should be sent by email in a single PDF file to Eric Fullerton ( by September 6, 2019. Please put "GMAG Student Dissertation Award" in the subject line of the email.

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.

Nominees and award and office holders are expected to meet standards of professional conduct and integrity as described in the APS Ethics Guidelines. Violations of these standards may disqualify people from consideration or lead to revocation of honors or removal from office.