In order to foster the development of young scientists and technologists in the various areas of ionizing radiation, CIRMS developed a Student Awards 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 at the annual meeting and the presentation of their research during the working group sessions or as posters.
Next year, CIRMS will proudly continue its tradition in supporting outstanding students to attend and present their work at the 26th CIRMS 2018 meeting at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) in Gaithersburg, Maryland, by offering student awards to up to eight student essays registered to the meeting.
This award consists of coverage of their conference registration fee which includes participation in the technical sessions, tickets for lunch during the conference and for the Mexican Fiesta dinner on Tuesday. They will receive a $1,000 stipend to cover the registration and support travel and lodging expenses.
Winners will also receive one year’s complimentary membership in CIRMS.
Students 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.
Next years's annual meeting will focus on the Radiation Technologies for the Future.
Students' presentations will be included in the meeting summary and posted on the CIRMS web site.
Topic and Essay Submission Criteria
Topic: Radiation Technologies for the Future
- Submit a type written essay of 600 to 1000 words on the research project to be presented at the CIRMS 2018 meeting on Monday, April 16th, 2018.
- 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 student's research fits with the current conference theme. Please see an example of the essay here.
- 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 Grant 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 grant application (essay) submittal is Monday, January 29th, 2018.
The CIRMS Executive Committee and CIRMS Caswell Award winners will review the applications and the winners will be announced by Monday, February 12th, 2018.
For the complete list of the 2017 winners, please check our Award Page.