Early-Career Award

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The Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences is pleased to announce the competition for the Early-Career Award. The award is supported by the Department. It provides financial support to early-career research scientists who are performing research in any department field of interest. One prize will be awarded on an annual basis to postdoctoral researchers or Assistant Research Scientists performing eligible research, to be decided by a committee of departmental faculty, appointed by the department chair. 

The criteria for the award is:

  • The best published (or submitted) paper emerging from research performed as an E&PS postdoctoral researcher or Assistant Research Scientist during the current academic year (2022–2023). In particular, the committee will seek papers that demonstrate scientific growth by the early-career-author. Novelty and (likely) impact are also important.
  • Nominated researchers must be employed full-time for the current academic year (2022–2023).

The prize is a discretionary research fund of $2,000 that can be used to reimburse eligible expenses, such as work-related travel, books, and work-related equipment purchases during the subsequent summer and academic year, or (for recipients who are no longer JHU students) as an honorarium. The recipient will also be invited to give a departmental research seminar (for example, in the Bromery series) in the academic year following the award.

To be considered, early-career researchers should identify a specific paper and submit an electronic copy of the paper to Alicia Boampong, Department Administrator (aposey2@jhu.edu) with the subject “Early Career Awards”. Multiple papers by the same researcher can be submitted, and it is hoped that all eligible papers are submitted to the competition. The deadline for submission this year is 31 May 2023.