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2022 Calls: Goldsmid & Graduate Student Awards

Award 2022 Goldsmid & Graduate Student
Who Current PhD Candidate
Deadline April 30th, 2022

The International Thermoelectric Society (ITS) announces the 2022 Goldsmid Award for Excellence in Research in Thermoelectrics by a Graduate Student.

The award is sponsored by Marlow Industries, Inc. and carries a cash prize of one thousand dollars ($1000) and a Descriptive Certificate that will be presented at the Banquet of the 39th International Conference on Thermoelectrics (ICT 2022) in 2023 in Seattle, WA.  In addition, the award will include a US $1000 contribution to the awardee to cover travel and fees for attending ICT2023.

In addition, up to four Graduate Student Awards of US$500 each will be awarded as runner ups of the Goldsmid Award.  These awards follow the same Eligibility and selection criteria for the Goldsmid award and are supported by ITS.

Eligibility:
Must be a current Ph.D. candidate graduate student holding a Master Degree or its equivalent, who is actively engaged in theoretical, experimental, or device research in the field of thermoelectrics.

Criteria for selection:
The winner will be chosen from among the applicants by a Selection Panel who will consider the following items:

  • Journal Articles with publication dates, acceptance dates or submission dates in the 24 months preceding the conference.
  • Presentations at local, national, and international meetings as well as invited seminars and colloquia in the same period.
  • Letters of reference.
  • Other recognition.

Selection Panel:
The 2022 Goldsmid Award Committee appointed by the ITS President will nominate up to, but not exceeding, six other non-ITS Board members representing various geographical regions to form the Selection Panel.  The Selection Panel will review the nominations and make the final recommendation to the 2022 Goldsmid Award Committee.

Application:
Your application package should be sent by email as a single pdf file to the Committee Chair Prof. Alexandra Zevalkink (alexzev@msu.edu) and include:

  • Letter of nomination from thesis advisor.
  • Resume.
  • Copies of publications, acceptances or submissions in the last 24 months. First authorship will be factored in.
  • Titles, locale, and type (oral, invited, poster) of presentations given in the last 24 months.
  • Letters of reference (no more than 3)

The Committee Chair must receive applications by: April 30th, 2022

Each panelist will rank the applications using a standardized format that will weigh the different criteria and submit the results to the Committee Chair by e-mail. Ties will be resolved by vote organized by email or by conference call among all Panelists. If there is any difficulty in the winner attending the conference, the ITS will endeavor to aid the winner in any way feasible in doing so.