B-MRS launches award for early career women scientists.

With great joy, the B-MRS board announces the launch of the B-MRS Early Career Women Scientist Prize, which will recognize the best contribution presented by a female scientist at the beginning of her career within the society’s annual event, the B-MRS Meeting. This year, the event will be held in Santos (SP) from September 29th to October 3rd.

In its first edition, the prize will be sponsored by the publisher MDPI.

Women who have defended their doctorate between 2015 and 2024 can apply for the award. Candidates must submit an extended abstract, prepared according to the template available on the event website and, during the event, they must make an oral presentation of the work at the respective symposium. To submit the extended abstract, candidates must have received notification of approval of the conventional abstract.

To select the winner, the organizers of each symposium will nominate up to one candidate, following criteria defined by the B-MRS Awards Committee. From this list of finalists, the Early Career Women Scientist Prize committee will choose the winner, who will receive an amount in reais equivalent to 500 Swiss francs and the opportunity to publish a paper free of charge in the open access journal Electronic Materials (MDPI) after peer review. The prize will only be awarded if the winner is present at the ceremony.

The winner of the first edition of the award will be announced at the XXII B-MRS Meeting awards ceremony, which will be held on October 3rd this year, at the end of the event. The prize will only be awarded if the winner is present at the ceremony.

The deadline for submitting the extended abstract is July 10th.


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