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SPRUC 2016 Young Scientist Award
- Call for Nominations -

The SPring-8 Users Community (SPRUC) is now seeking nominations for the SPRUC 2016 Young Scientist Award as detailed below.

SPRUC 2016 Young Scientist Award" -Guidelines for Applicants-

Definition: The Young Scientist Award from SPRUC (SPring-8 Users Community) was established to recognize pioneering achievements in scientific and/or technological activities performed by individual young scientists using SPring-8. The evaluation process involves a careful consideration of each award candidate's future potential based on his/her work. It is aimed to encourage young scientists to perform further exciting research in the relevant field and contribute to a successful career for the award recipients. This international prize will be awarded for outstanding results registered as published attainments with SPring-8 research. In relation to the competition, 'SPring-8 research' is defined as science and technology investigating scientific phenomena by using the SPring-8 facility (including technical developments of instrumentation, etc.). Not only academic research, but also achievements conductive to commercialization of products, and a business enterprise in industrial applications are involved in the award nomination.

Numbers of Winners: Up to two winners/year.

Rules of Eligibility:

  1. Applicants must have been under the age of 35 in April 2016.
  2. The head or collaborator of a proposal approved in the last three years is eligible to compete for the prize.
  3. The research described in the entrants' thesis/reports must utilize SPring-8-based research.
  4. The prize will recognize only work that was performed while the applicant was a user of the SPring-8 facilities, but is limited to SPRUC members.
Entry Period: From Tuesday, April 5 to Tuesday May 24 2016.Closed.

Nomination Method: Nominations must be made on a Candidate Nomination Form (free format). Please send completed form to the SPRUC Secretariat via email (see below). You can put yourself forward.

Send to: SPRUC Secretariat (users@spring8.or.jp)

Selection Method: A review committee will be set up under the SPRUC to carry out a rigorous review process.


The award ceremony and winning lecture will be held at the SPring-8 Symposium 2016 (held on August 29th and 30th, 2016 at Kwansei Gakuin University, Kobe Sanda Campus).
The travel expense of the winner will be supported by SPRUC up to 200,000 yen/person.

Event Secretary: Akio Kimura(akiok@hiroshima-u.ac.jp)