Young Scientist Prize of the Swiss Neutron Scattering Society, sponsored by SwissNeutronics
Art. 1These guide-lines define the procedure for awarding the Young Scientist Prize of the Swiss Neutron Scattering Society (SGN/SSDN).
Art. 2The prize is sponsored by the company SwissNeutronics AG (SNAG).
Art. 3The prize will be awarded annually to a PhD student presenting an excellent PhD thesis carried out in Switzerland using neutrons as an important experimental probe. The thesis must have been submitted no earlier than two years prior to the date of the call. Biennially, the call is also open to nominees with an exceptional track record in neutron scattering established within 5 years after their Ph.D. degrees.
Art. 4Nominations for the prize may be submitted by all members of SGN/SSDN. Nominations should include the motivation for the award, a brief curriculum vitae, if applicable a copy of the Ph.D. thesis, and a list of publications of the nominee. Nominations for the prize will be treated in confidence, and although they will be acknowledged there will be no further communication.
Art. 5The nominations for the prize will be examined by a Selection Committee which consists of three experts. Membership in the Selection Committee is obtained by invitation from the board of SGN/SSDN. The president of SGN/SSDN chairs the meeting of the Selection Committee. He is responsible for an adequate balance of the scientific expertise in the Selection Committee.
Art. 6The Selection Committee will meet after the application deadline to examine the nominations for the prize. The final decision about the winner of the award will be made by a simple majority of the members of the Selection Committee present at the meeting.
Art. 7The prize will be awarded in a special ceremony session at an appropriate national or international scientific meeting, preferably related to neutron scattering.
Art. 8The call for nominations for the prize will be published through email to all users of the PSI user facilities and on the neutron mailing list (firstname.lastname@example.org). It will also be advertised in Swiss Neutron News as well as on the SGN/SSDN web pages.
Art. 9These articles came into force after approval by the SGN/SSDN board in April 2014.
Last revision : June 10, 2014 by U. Gasser