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The ESPD is awarding four prizes: PhD thesis prize (yearly), Early Career Researcher prize (yearly), Senior prize (3-yearly) and the ESPM Student poster prize (every 3 years during the ESPM). Each of the prizes is based on nominations, and are selected by the board of the ESPD (and an external committee for the Senior prize).The prize are delivered based on scientific excellency and the advancement of solar physics research.

 

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  • ESPD prizes 2018:  call for nomination


    PhD thesis prize

    Eligibility: The calendar year after the viva or public defence. [e.g. defence/viva between 01/01/2016 and 31/12/2016 – eligible in 2017 only]. The PhD work should have been awarded by a European Institute and the majority of the work carried in Europe. European countries are defined as the countries having a national society being a member society of the EPS.

    Nomination package: The nomination should include:

    1.      Nomination letter from a research advisor (or equivalent collaborator) outlining the impact of the nominee’s research on the broad field of solar physics (up to 2 pages)

    2.      Nominee’s CV (up to 2 page)

    3.      Nominee’s bibliography resulted from PhD research work (refereed published papers, proceedings, oral contributions, …)

    4.      The extended summary of the dissertation that explains major findings, significance and impact (2 pages maximum)

    5.      Two letters of support from scientists familiar with the research (e.g. members of the thesis committee and/or other collaborators, up to 2 pages each)

    6.      URL where thesis can be downloaded without any restrictions

    Incomplete applications or applications not respecting the page limits will be automatically disqualified.

    Nomination deadline: All docs of the nomination package should be combined into a single PDF file and submitted by May 1, 2018 using (submission link to be provided)

     

    Early Career Researcher (PostDoc) prize:

    Eligibility: No more than 4 calendar years between the prize application deadline and the date of the viva or public thesis defence (or date of award of the PhD when no thesis defence was held): e.g. defence/viva on 01/05/2014 – eligible for application up to 01/05/2018, if no further justification of an extension is provided.  The applicant should not have a permanent position. Incapacitating sick leaves or similar circumstances can extend the deadline by a period equal to the leave time. A parental extension of 6 month is given to the father or mother for each child born within the 4 years period. Written justification for the requested extension must be provided. Periods of unemployment do not qualify for an extension. While the primary criterion for the prize is the scientific excellency, at equal level of scientific merit, candidacy with a clearer connection with institutes located in Europe, as defined by the EPS membership, will be advantaged.

    Nomination package: The nomination should include:  

    1.      Nomination letter from the supervisor/grant holder outlining the impact of the nominee’s research on the broad field of solar physics (up to 2 pages each)

    2.      Nominee’s CV (2 page max)

    3.      Nominee’s bibliography (refereed published papers, proceedings, oral contributions, …)

    4.      Two letters of support from scientists familiar with the research (e.g. collaborator, former PhD supervisor, co-supervisor, up to 2 pages each)

    5.      The summary of the research work over last 4 years explaining major findings, significance and impact on the area of solar physics (2 pages maximum)

    6.      If applicable, the letter outlining circumstances in case of the deadline extension

    Incomplete applications or applications not respecting the page limits will be automatically disqualified.

    Nomination deadline: All docs of the nomination package should be combined into a single PDF file and submitted by May 1, 2018 using (submission link to be provided)

     

    Senior Prize:

     

    Eligibility: The prize is awarded to a distinguished senior solar scientist for a life-long prolific career or scholarship in the field of solar physics.

     

    Nomination package: The nomination should include:  

    1. Nomination letter outlining the impact of the nominee’s research on the broad field of solar physics (up to 2 pages)

    2. Nominee’s CV (6 page max)

    3. Nominee’s bibliography (refereed published papers, books)

    4. Three letters of support from scientists familiar with the research (up to 2 pages each)

     Nomination deadline: This prize is awarded every 3 years. Next call for nomination will be held in 2020.

     

     



    ESPD prizes recipients

     

    ESPD PhD thesis prize:

    2017: Dr. Clara Froment (FR, PhD carried at the Institut d’Astrophysique Spatiale, FR). Prize awarded for significant contributions to the resolution of the solar coronal heating problem in the course her PhD Thesis.


    ESPD Early Career Researcher (PostDoc) prize:

    2017: Dr. Natasha Jeffrey (UK, working at University of Glasgow, UK, at the time of award).  Prize awarded for significant contributions to the physics of solar flares and for inspiring outreach activities.

     

     

    ESPD Senior Prize:

     

    2017: Prof. Dr. Manfred Schüssler (DE,  working at Max-Planck-Institute for Solar System Research, DE, at the time of the award): Prize awarded for his outstanding, life-long scholarship in solar physics, his fundamental contribution to the study of solar magnetic fields and his school-forming influence on generations of solar physicists.



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