2020 Junior Investigator Award
The Junior Investigator award is open to any academic from high school through post-graduates (within one year of graduation). Please use the template to submit your essay for review. Essays are due on January 31, 2020. A monetary award of $500 is given to the top four essays, and the winners are expected to deliver a 10 minute oral presentation on their work. Other interested individuals are welcome to submit an abstract for review and inclusion in the meeting program in a format (oral presentation or poster) determined by the review committee.
The deadline for award application (essay) submittal is Friday, January 31, 2020.
The CIRMS Executive Committee and CIRMS Caswell Award winners will review the applications and the winners will be announced by Monday, Feb. 17, 2020.
Junior Investigator Award of $500 each, will cover conference registration fee which includes participation in the technical sessions.
The winners will be required to register for the conference and will be reimbursed afterwards.
Thank you all for your submissions!
We are happy to announce the top four essays getting the 2019 Junior Investigator Award of $500 each:
- Emily KING – University of Wisconsin, Medical Radiation Research Center, USA
- Irwin TENDLER – Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering, USA
- Xiaoya (Judy) WANG – McGill University, Medical Physics, Canada
- Alexandra BOURGOUIN, Carleton University, Medical Physics, Canada
For the complete list of the Junior Investigator Award winners, please check our Junior Investigator Award Page.
Junior Investigator Award Program
In order to foster the development of young scientists and technologists in the various areas of ionizing radiation, CIRMS developed a Junior Investigator Award program in 1999, which was guided by then-First Vice President, X. George Xu of the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Since then, CIRMS strongly encourages and supports the participation of students and young researchers at the annual meeting and the presentation of their research during the working group sessions or as posters.
CIRMS will proudly continue its tradition in supporting outstanding young investigators to attend and present their work at the 28th CIRMS 2020 meeting at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, by offering awards to a selected number of applicants that submit their essays by the deadline.
This award consists of coverage of their conference registration fee. Winners will also receive one year’s complimentary membership in CIRMS.
Junior investigators sponsored in this way will have to bring to the conference their presentation in both poster as well as power point format, to be presented orally if selected. All presentations will be included in the meeting summary and posted on the CIRMS web site.
The 2020 meeting will focus on the Strengthening the Economy and Homeland Security with Radiation Measurements and Standards.
Topic and Essay Submission Criteria
- Submit a type written essay of 600 to 1000 words on the research project to be presented at the CIRMS 2020 meeting on Monday, April 20, 2020.
- Essays must not exceed 1000 words and may include figures and tables (limit of four). Each essay should follow the following structure: Purpose, Methods, Results, and Conclusion. Essays should include a description of how the described research fits with the current conference theme. Here is the template for your essay:
Please keep the number of words (excluding title, authors, and institutions) to between 600 and 1000.
Please use this template below, with the font style below:
- Size: 10 pt
- Type: Arial
- Margins: Justified left and right, 1” margins
Title for CIRMS Junior Investigator Essay Submission
John Smith1, Jack Smith1, Jimmy Smith2, Joe Smith2, Jennifer
Smith2, Josephine Smith2
1Department of Fun, University of Awesomeness, Gaithersburg, MD, 11223, 2Department of Silly, University of Humor, Seattle, WA, 11223
Objective: Describe the background and purpose of your research here.
Materials and Methods: Describe your methods.
Results: Include results and uncertainties. Include figures and tables as necessary in this section.
Conclusions and Significance: What are your conclusions and significance to this area of research?
Relevance to CIRMS: How is your work relevant to the purpose of CIRMS? Please also mention how CIRMS is relevant to your personal professional goals.
- Reference 1
- Reference 2
- Reference 3
- Indicate how this project is related to the CIRMS mission and to its main areas of scientific and technical interest and to your career goals. Include the information on any co-authors or collaborators and their affiliations.
- Have a faculty advisor sign and verify your efforts in this research area and your academic standing.
As mentioned above, the Junior Investigator Award Application form is available online. You will need to print out the Advisor’s Information Form though and have your advisor sign this document before submitting. Please do not submit your essay as a regular conference abstract.
The deadline for Junior Investigator Award application (essay) submittal: Friday, January 31, 2020
The CIRMS Executive Committee and CIRMS Caswell Award winners will review the applications and the winners will be announced by Monday, February 17, 2020.