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Call for Nominations: APSUO Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award

Nominations closed. Recipient will be announced March 31.

Do you know a promising young scientist who should be recognized? If so, consider submitting a nomination for the 2014 APS Users Organization Rosalind Franklin Young Investigator Award. This will be the sixth Franklin Award presented, and the 2014 winner will be recognized at the 2014 APS/CNM/EMC Users Meeting, May 12-15, 2014. Nominations for the award must be made online; the nominator is responsible for collecting information about the nominee and soliciting supporting letters. The recipient will be announced March 31, 2014.

This biannual award was established in 2004 to recognize an important scientific or technical achievement by a young investigator (senior graduate student or within two years of his or her PhD. degree) that was accomplished at or strongly beneficial to the APS. The award consists of a plaque and $1000. The award recipient will also be asked to present a 20-minute lecture on his or her research at the APS/CNM/EMC Users Meeting.

The award was named for Rosalind Franklin, who in the 1950s, when she was in her early thirties, performed the x-ray crystallographic studies of DNA that were a critical contribution to the solution of the molecule's structure. More information about this award and the previous winners is on the APSUO's Franklin Award page.

How to Apply

Nominations are made through an online interface, but supporting letters must be sent directly to the APS.

1. Collect needed information. Please have the following information and documents ready before starting the online application. You cannot return to the form at a later time to update or modify it.

  • Name, affiliation, and contact information for the candidate
  • Name, affiliation, and contact information for the nominator
  • Short statement (500 words or less) describing why the candidate deserves the award
  • List of persons (names and affiliations) who will send supporting letters (minimum of two supporting letters)
  • Short description of work written by candidate, for which the award is proposed (1000 words or less, to be uploaded as a PDF or Word document in online application)
  • CV of candidate (to be uploaded as a PDF or Word document)
  • Publication authored or co-authored by candidate (to be uploaded as a PDF or Word document)

2. Complete the online nomination. The nomination must be submitted in a single session in RegOnline. You cannot return to the form at a later time to update or modify it.

nominations now closed

3. Ensure that supporting letters are sent to APS by the deadline. Letters must be sent to Constance Vanni, APS User Office, It is the responsibility of the nominator to ensure that the supporting letters are provided to complete the nomination.

Updated 03/20/14