Jon Weaver PhD Prize

The Macro Group UK “Jon Weaver PhD Prize” sponsored by Synthomer – is directed at rewarding the best PhD students in the field of polymer science in the UK. The prize will be awarded to a PhD student who has displayed an outstanding ability across a range of criteria throughout their PhD.

Award Information

Nominations to 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 submissable), in which the date of the viva is specified                                                                     
  • thesis abstract
  • a brief (1 - 4 page) CV of the nominee including publications list

Lecture Details

The prize will be awarded to a PhD student who has displayed an outstanding ability across a range of criteria throughout their PhD. The award recipient will receive a certificate and will be invited to deliver a prize lecture.

Eligibility Criteria

    Background
    • Students who received their PhD from a UK-based institution
    • Macro Group UK members
    Career Stage
    • Early-career
    Areas
    • Polymer Science

Timetable

Nominations open TBC

Additional Information

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

  • Award of PhD between 1 January and 31 December (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

Sponsored by:

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