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2017 PHYS Division Postdoctoral Research Awards


The PHYS Division plans to highlight leading research by postdoctoral fellows at the Fall 2017 national ACS meeting in Washington, D.C., through a series of special awards. Awardees will be invited to present a special award talk in a PHYS symposium and to attend the PHYS executive committee dinner. The postdoctoral nominee should also submit the usual contributed abstract to the PHYS program before the on-line submission closes. Selections will be announced shortly thereafter.

Eligibility: The applicant must hold a postdoctoral appointment at the time of submission of the application.

Application Procedures:

All interested applicants should submit an abstract to one of the regular symposia (not the PHYS Division awards symposium). The application should consist of:

  1. A letter of no more than one page from the applicant describing his or her research accomplishments and career goals. The letter should also contain a short description of the work that is to be presented as well as the ACS paper number of the submitted abstract, and two (2) or more PHYS symposia at the upcoming ACS Fall national meeting in which the award talk might be presented.
  2. The applicant's current CV
  3. Two letters of support, one of which is typically from the applicant's postdoctoral mentor. These letters should describe the applicant's contributions to leading research and his or her accomplishments to date.

Application Deadline:

All materials must be sent electronically to acspchem@vt.edu. The deadline is March 10th, 2017. Please include the nominee's name in the subject line of the e-mail.