Iranian American Physicists Network Group

Award ID:Iranian American Physicists Network Group-GSRA8 [#12286]
Award Title: Graduate Student "Biruni" Award
Award Type:Student programs
Location:Austin, Texas 78712, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Physics
Appl Deadline:2021/03/03 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2019/10/16, updated 2020/10/26)
Description:    

Purpose:
To promote and recognize outstanding research by a physics graduate student of Iranian heritage who is currently studying in one of the institutions of higher education in USA,
Iranian American Physicists(IrAP) Network Group is announcing the 10th "Biruni" Graduate Student Research Award (GSRA) at the American Physical Society (APS) March 2021 (online). 
Award includes a cash prize. 

Qualification:
Physics graduate students of Iranian heritage in USA in her/his final years of graduate school (MS or PhD) who is studying at any US institute of higher education/national 
laboratory/industry are encouraged to apply for this award. Recent graduates (Spring-Summer 2020 or later) could apply. If you had graduated December 2019 or before that 
you do not qualify to apply. 
The students do not need to be an APS member to qualify. We strongly encourage students in final years of their study to apply to have enough materials and publications.
All the students required to send their CV to us for pre-approval to apply for this award ahead of time. 
This is a competitive award, please review previous Biruni's awardees and extra details on Biruni website: www.biruniaward.org

Nomination and Application Materials:
Each applicant has to be nominated by her/his MS/PhD adviser or head of the department. A letter of nomination should be accompanied with details of the importance and impact of
the applicant's research. All the application materials shall be submitted by March 3rd 2021 to the award coordinator of the IrAP network group council to be considered for
2021 Biruni award. Applicants are encouraged to send all relevant materials in PDF format via email (except there is a submission link on Biruni website).
The letter of recommendation has to be emailed directly to the award coordinator. 

Please send your CV to the Biruni award coordinator before preparing your materials. You need pre-approval for this application.  

1-A letter of nomination by MS/PhD adviser or head of the department detailed over the applicant's research.
2-CV (not more than 2 pages) including the peer reviewed publications list (published or submitted).
3-A letter of recommendation from a faculty/researcher who is familiar with the applicant's work or who has been collaborated with the applicant on her/his research
(not the MS/PhD adviser). This letter has to be sent directly to the Biruni award coordinator (via email).
4-PDF copies of the 2 published/submitted papers to peer-reviewed journals, or the pre-prints of the articles under preparation (2 papers maximum).
*Late submission of the documents will not be acceptable (no exception).
*The documents requested are restricted to the maximum limit described. Additional recommendation letters or publications will not be considered.

We suggest that after pre-approval the applicants send their materials soon and don't wait till the deadline date to allow the reviewing committee plenty of time for review.

Success Criteria:
The review committee seeks the following qualifications among the candidates:

-Originality
-Independence
-Trendsetting
-Ownership
-Thoroughness / appropriate attention to details 
-Teamwork spirit among experimenters 
-Perspective views on future applications/impacts of the research and direction of future work.

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Contact: Farbod Shafiei
Email: email
Postal Mail:
Farbod Shafiei
Department of Physics
The University of Texas at Austin
Austin TX 78712
Web Page: www.biruniaward.org

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