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CIRMS Junior Investigator Award Program

2021 Junior Investigator Award- Suspended for now. Check for updates.

Topic: Building Synergy Among Standards Labs and End Users.

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 February 15, 2021. 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 Monday, February 15, 2021.
The CIRMS Executive Committee and CIRMS Caswell Award winners will review the applications and the winners will be announced by Monday, February 22, 2021.

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.


Winners of the 2020 CIRMS Junior Investigator Award Program

We are happy to announce the top four essays getting the 2020 Junior Investigator Award of $500 each:

  1. Autumn E. WALTER – University of Wisconsin at Madison, Medical Radiation Research Center, Madison, WI, USA
  2. Daniel A. ALEXANDER – Dartmouth College, Thayer School of Engineering, Hanover, NH, USA
  3. Jacob LAMBECK – University of Wisconsin at Madison, Medical Radiation Research Center, Madison, WI, USA
  4. Felix MATHEW - McGill University, Medical Physics, Montreal, Canada

Congratulations! We are looking forward to seeing you all at the 2021 meeting.

We encourage all other participants of the 2020 competition to come to the 2021 meeting as well and present your research at our Poster Sessions on Wednesday and Thursday, April 21 and 22, 2021.

Thank you all for your submissions!

We would like to thank our sponsor, Landauer for supporting the students travel.

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 2021 meeting at the Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, 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 2021 meeting will focus on the Building Synergy Among Standards Labs and End Users.

Topic and Essay Submission Criteria

Topic: Building Synergy Among Standards Labs and End Users.

Junior Investigator Essay Template

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:

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.


  1. Reference 1
  2. Reference 2
  3. Reference 3

Please see an example of the essay here.

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: February 15, 2021.

The CIRMS Executive Committee and CIRMS Caswell Award winners will review the applications and the winners will be announced by Monday, February 22, 2021.

Submit Your Junior Investigator Award Application Here