University of Michigan Prize for Excellence in Plasma Science and Engineering
2023 Call for Nominations
The Michigan Institute for Plasma Science and Engineering and the University of Michigan (UM) College of Engineering have established the UM Prize for Excellence in Plasma Science and Engineering to acknowledge contributions to significant advances in plasma science and engineering that have or will lead to significant societal benefits. The Prize is international in scope that will be awarded annually. Nominations are solicited for the Prize from the general plasma community. The area of contribution of the nominee may be in any field of plasma science and engineering.
- This international opportunity is open to all persons who are or have contributed to advances in plasma science and engineering at all stages of their career and at all levels of the career ladder.
- Nominations should include documented impact of excellence of contributions in making significant advances in plasma science and engineering that have or will lead to broad societal benefit(s). The impact of accomplishments should be commensurate with the nominee’s stage of career.
- Nominees whose contributions are predominantly in education, public policy, government service, or industrial management are also encouraged.
The Prize recipient will receive a plaque and a $5,000 honorarium; be the featured speaker at the MIPSE Annual Symposium; and have his/her/their award announced at an appropriate conference or symposium.
The nomination package consisting of the documents described below should be submitted as a single PDF file to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than June 1, 2023.
- Nomination form
- Letter of nomination responsive to the nomination criteria outlined below (maximum length two pages, minimum of 11 pt font)
- 2 or 3 letters of support (maximum length two pages, minimum of 11 pt font)
- Nominee’s CV, including a list of publications
The letter of nomination should address the following topics:
- Impact of excellence of nominee in making significant advances in plasma science and engineering leading to broad societal benefit(s), including developing, managing, or influencing R&D programs; public policy; education; government; or industry programs.
- Societal benefits of nominee’s contributions in plasma science and engineering, including new knowledge, technological advances, workforce development, contributions to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI), and support of a collaborative environment.
- Importance of the technical contributions to plasma science and engineering research or development.
- Description of how the impact of nominee’s accomplishments is commensurate with career stage.
Submissions will be evaluated by a panel of experts and the selection will be announced by September 1, 2023.