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The ESPD is awarding three prizes: PhD thesis prize (yearly), Postdoc prize (yearly), Senior prize (3-yearly). Each of the prizes is based on nominations, and are selected by the board of the ESPD and an external committee. During the selection process, the supervisor will not vote/discuss the candidate. 

 

PhD thesis prize eligibility: The calendar year after the viva or public defence. [e.g. defence/viva 01/12/2014 – eligible in 2015 only]

The nomination normally by a PhD supervisor 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 as well as presentations)

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

  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

All docs should be combined into a single PDF file and submitted by May 1, 2017 using this link



PostDoc(Early Career Researcher) prize: Up to 4 calendar years after the viva or public defence. The applicant should not have a permanent position. Parental leave or similar circumstances can extend the deadline by a period equal to the leave time [e.g. defence/viva on 01/12/2014 – eligible for application up to 01/12/2018, if no further justification of an extension is provided]

The nomination package 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)

  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 (up to 2 pages)

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

All docs should be combined into a single PDF file and submitted by May 1, 2017 using this link

 

 

Senior Prize: A prize presented to a distinguished senior solar scientist for a life-long prolific career or scholarship.

The nomination package 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)

All docs should be combined into a single PDF file and submitted by May 1, 2017 using this link





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