American Physical Society, Division of Particles and Fields

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Award ID:APS-DPF-DPFINST2021 [#18758]
Award Title: DPF Instrumentation Award 2021
Award Type:Fellowship or award
Location:College Park, Maryland 20740-3844, United States [map] sort by distance
Subject Area: Physics
Appl Deadline: finished (2021/06/04, finished 2022/05/07, listed until 2021/10/31)

*** this award has been closed and new applications are no longer accepted. ***

Dear Colleagues: 

The Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society has established an award to honor exceptional contributions to instrumentation. The period of nominations for the 2021 award is now open. 

The DPF Instrumentation Award and DPF Instrumentation Early Career Award are bestowed annually to honor exceptional contributions to instrumentation advancing the field of particle physics through the invention, refinement, or application of instrumentation and detectors. The awards recognize accomplishments in one or more of the following areas: 

· Conceptualization and development of unique instrumentation that has made a significant impact on the field. 

· Demonstration of the innovative use of instrumentation. 

· Stimulation of other researchers to use new techniques and methods. 

· Authorship of research papers or books that have had an influential role in the use of instrumentation. 

The DPF Instrumentation Award recognizes outstanding achievements in particle physics instrumentation that have had a major impact on the field through the awardee’s dedication over a substantial portion of an entire career, while the DPF Instrumentation Early Career Award recognizes achievements having a significant impact at an early career stage. For the purpose of this award, the early career stage is taken to be approximately 15 years from a Ph.D. or other terminal degree, with due account for interruptions and other factors in nominees’ careers. Award recipients will be invited to present a lecture at the 2022 CPAD meeting.  Complete nominations have:

· A nominating letter of not more than 5,000 characters (about two pages) evaluating the qualifications of the nominee(s). 

· A biographical sketch or CV 

· At least two, but not more than three, seconding letters. 

Nominations will be active for three years. Nominations for the 2021 award will be accepted through Academic Jobs Online (AJO) from now through September 30, 2021. Nominations should be submitted at: and click the "Nominate" link on the 7th line under "Description".

Nominators should submit all of the material listed above except the supporting letters. The names and email addresses of the supporting letter-writers should also be included in the nomination packet. If you encounter difficulty with the site, contact Robert Bernstein at

The membership of APS is diverse, so the nominees should reflect that diversity. The nomination of women or members of under-represented minority groups is therefore strongly encouraged. The membership is also global, so nominations of scientists from outside of the United States are welcome. 

If you have any questions about the award, please contact the award committee chair, Gabriella Carini (


Nomination Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your nomination:
And anything else requested in the description.

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