American Physical Society, Division of Particles and Fields

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Award ID:APS-DPF-DPFMENT2021 [#18811]
Award Title: DPF Mentoring Award 2021
Award Type:Fellowship or award
Location:College Park, Maryland 20740-3844, United States [map]
Subject Area: Physics / Particle Physics
Appl Deadline:2021/10/31 11:59PMhelp popup (posted 2021/06/17, listed until 2021/10/31)

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The Division of Particles and Fields of the American Physical Society is pleased to announce that the Call for Nominations for the 2021 Mentoring Award is now open. 

This APS Unit Award is intended to recognize those who have had an exceptional impact as mentors of particle-physics scientists and students. This mentoring could be through teaching or research or science-related activities and is meant to recognize current achievements, as well as those spanning a career. Examples of contributions honored by this award include:  
  • exceptional mentoring of early career particle physicists; 
  • sustained commitment to mentoring early career particle physicists from traditionally under-represented backgrounds; 
  • a leadership role in developing early career research and career development activities. 
Successful applications have included letters from students, post-docs, and faculty members. Early career particle physicists include undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral scholars, and professionals early in their careers, such as assistant professors or assistant scientists. The award will consist of a certificate indicating the citation chosen by the selection committee, to be awarded at the next DPF Meeting. DPF will reimburse reasonable travel expenses for travel to the award ceremony. 

Nomination packets should consist of a cover letter; at least three but not more than four letters supporting the nomination; a brief biographical sketch or CV of the candidate; and a list of past and current mentees, with the role of the mentor specified for each, and contact information where possible. Some past mentees may be contacted during the review process. At least two of the letters of support should be submitted by individuals who have benefited directly from the nominee’s mentoring. There are no time limitations on contributions that can be recognized by this award. Only one nomination per candidate will be accepted (no multiple nominations). Nominations will be active and considered for three years. Please contact the chair of the Award Committee to determine if a potential nominee has an active nomination.  

Nominations for the 2021 award will be accepted through Academic Jobs Online (AJO) through September 30, 2021 at 

Click the "Nominate" link and you will be guided through the process. Nominators should submit the cover letter and a biographical sketch or CV along with names and email addresses of the letter-writers. Contact the Committee if you experience difficulties with the site or have questions.

2021 Award Committee:
Pearl Sandick, Chair, U. of Utah
Tim Tait, Chair Elect, U.C. Irvine
Tesla Jeltema, U.C. Santa Cruz
Joshua Klein, U. of Pennsylvania
Konstantin Matchev, U. of Florida

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

Further Info:
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of Utah