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The Materials Research Society invites nominations for its impact award, which recognises individuals who have displayed excellence in areas of science communication, education, advancing diversity, mentoring or community engagement.

Accomplishment(s) must fit within the scope of the award. Examples of important contributions include:

  • Promoting diversity and inclusivity
  • Promoting of science literacy
  • Improving the public understanding of the importance and value of materials science
  • Fostering an understanding of science with policy makers
  • Broadening the engagement of researchers in developing countries
  • Promoting interdisciplinary collaborations worldwide
  • Enhancing formal and/or informal materials science education, including K-12, community college, undergraduate and graduate levels
  • Engaging and mentoring the next generation of materials professionals
  • Promoting life-long learning

Eligibility for the MRS Impact Award is open to scientists and engineers in all areas of materials science worldwide. Nominees need not be members of the Materials Research Society. 

Each prize consists of a $5,000 USD cash prize, an award trophy, a citation certificate, meeting registration fee to attend the Materials Research Society meeting at which the award is presented, and a one-year MRS membership. Additionally, reasonable travel and hotel expenses to attend the MRS meeting will be reimbursed. (When a team is recognised, the cash prize will be split equally, but each individual shall receive a trophy and certificate.)

Deadline 1 August

For full details and to nominate visit the Materials Research Society's website