Prizes

Nominations for the 2017 prizes should be submitted until November 30th 2017 by email to neagu@umft.ro and nmaraujo@fc.ul.pt

According to the Memorandum of Understanding for the implementation of the COST Action MP1305, two prizes will be offered in each year of implementation (one for outstanding research, another for outreach).

To meet the winners, please click on the links Best Research Prize Awardees and Best Outreach Prize Awardees.

Both prizes are meant for PhD students, postdocs (PD) or academic staff members if they qualify as Early Stage Researchers (ESR), defined by COST as a researcher whose career spans less than 8 years from the PhD defense. These prizes aim to promote the commitment of young investigators for excellence in performing and communicating research on flowing matter.

Best Research Prize:

1. A candidate for the Best Research Prize may be a PhD student, PD or ESR who is officially a member of the COST Action MP1305.
2. The prize will be awarded to an outstanding research activity conducted during the COST Action (May 2014 – present).
3. Nominations for the prize might be submitted by the candidate, by his/her supervisor (for a PhD or PD), or by a colleague (for an ESR), by providing:

  • i) a brief description of the work presented for the prize, describing why this piece of work deserves to be distinguished with the prize (emphasis in its originality, relevance, and quality);
  • ii) CV or brief description of the candidate scientific trajectory;
  • iii) explicit statement and justification of the relation of the work with the core topics of the COST Action, and also with the working groups;
  • iv) the manuscript(s) related to the conducted research;
  • v) (optional) any other piece of evidence regarding the quality of the study;
  • vi) (optional) letter(s) of support of a supervisor, coworker, and/or colleague.

4. In the case of multiple authorship with equal contributions, the prize may be shared by at most three persons.
5. Other PhD student, PD, or ESR co-authors of the work might express their support, via a letter or e-mail, stating that they do not compete for the prize, since the main contributor(s) to the research is(are) the applicant(s).
6. The committee will give priority to interdisciplinary research involving two or more of the core topics of the COST Action MP1305 (complex fluids, active matter, complex flows).
7. The winner (winners) will be invited to the prize ceremony that will be held during the next main annual meeting organized within the COST Action MP1305, Flowing Matter, which will take place in February 2018.

 

Best Outreach Prize:

1. A candidate for the Best Outreach Prize may be a PhD student, PD or ESR who is officially a member of the COST Action MP1305.
2. The prize will be awarded to an outstanding outreach activity conducted between October 2016 and October 2017.
3. Nominations for the prize might be submitted by the candidate, by his/her supervisor (for a PhD or PD), or by a colleague (for an ESR), by providing:

  • i) a description of the outreach activity, as well as any other evidence that pleads for the quality of the outreach activity (such as innovative character, visibility, or the number of people reached during the activity).
  • ii) CV or brief description of the candidate scientific trajectory;
  • iii) explicit statement and justification of the relation of the work with the core topics of the COST Action, and also with the working groups;

4. In the case of multiple participants with comparable contributions, the prize may be shared by at most three persons.
5. The other PhD students, PDs, or ESRs involved in the outreach activity will express their support, via a letter or e-mail, stating that they do not compete for the prize, since the main contributor(s) to the outreach activity is(are) the applicant(s).
6. The committee will give priority to interdisciplinary research involving two or more of the core topics of the COST Action MP1305 (complex fluids, active matter, complex flows).
7. The winner (winners) will be invited to the prize ceremony that will be held during the next main annual meeting organized within the COST Action MP1305, Flowing Matter, which will take place in February 2018.

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