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Jon Weaver PhD Prize

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The Jon Weaver PhD Prize is directed at rewarding the best PhD students in the field of polymer science in the UK and will be awarded to a PhD student who has displayed an outstanding ability across a range of criteria throughout their PhD.

Nominated by: Self-nomination. Nominations should consist of:

  • a covering letter from the nominee (1 page maximum) describing how the nominee fits the selection criterion
  • a letter from the PhD supervisor on headed paper (1 page maximum), confirming that the student has submitted a corrected thesis
  • a letter from the external examiner of the thesis (examiners report is not submissible), in which the date of the viva is specified
  • thesis abstract
  • a brief (1 - 4 page) CV of the nominee including publications list

Eligibility: Scientists who have received their PhD from a UK-based institution.

The prize will be judged by a sub-committee considering the following criteria:

  • Award of PhD between 1 January and 31 December 2016 (submission of a corrected thesis is sufficient; the University does not have to have formally awarded the degree certificate)
  • Evidence of transition to independence
  • Fit to Macro Group UK remit
  • Quality and quantity of publications/outputs
  • Novelty of work
  • Communication of science
  • The student must be a member of Macro Group UK

Application: to Dr Valeria Arrighi, Macro Group UK Secretary, at v.arrighi@hw.ac.uk

Description of Award: Lecture and Certificate

Nomination Deadline: 31 March

Selected by: Macro Group UK

Sponsor: Synthomer

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