The Institute of Physics Bell-Burnell Award for the very early career female physicist of the year 2016. 10th annual award - £1000 prize sponsored by AWE.
The Women in Physics Group invites applications from women at the start of their careers in physics who have made a substantial contribution to the subject and have undertaken activities to support and encourage others in the field. The prize is awarded annually to a woman who is within five years of the award of her first degree in physics (Bachelor's or Master's), not including career breaks, and is either working as a physicist or is engaged in postgraduate study in physics.
Shortlisted applicants will give a presentation of their work at an Institute of Physics' Women in Physics event on the 9th November 2016 to celebrate international Women in Physics Day. The winner will also be invited to the Institute of Physics Awards Dinner on 29th November 2016, where they will be presented with a medal and certificate. In addition to being given £1000 prize money donated by AWE. As well as providing recognition of the winner's work, the award will also lead to valuable networking opportunities. Applicants must therefore be resident in the UK or Ireland at the time of nomination and for the events on 9th and 29th November 2016.
The Bell-Burnell Award seeks to recognise the outstanding work of women embarking on a career in physics and to promote the career opportunities open to people with physics qualifications.
All entries must be received by 15 July 2016
Applicants should submit a report of their activities that should be no more than 1500 words long. The report should be accompanied by the applicant's CV. The report should include:
(a) Details of her contribution to the workplace where she is employed as a physicist or the project that she is working on;
(b) Details of activities she has undertaken to encourage others in physics;
(c) The names and contact details of two referees, with close knowledge of her work and/or her outreach activities. References will only be taken up for those who are short-listed.
Any person wishing to nominate another for the prize must enclose the written consent of the nominee.
Members of the WIPG Advisory Panel will judge the entries, their decision is final and no correspondence will be entered into.
All entries must be received by July 15th 2016