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Nominations for 2017 Society Awards
The Society supports a total of 8 awards; two of these - the George S. Hammond Award and the Nicholas J. Turro Award - are being considered in alternate years, and this year will be the inaugural Turro Award. I'd also like to call your attention to another new award initiated for this year, the Gerhard Closs Post-doctoral Award. This new award was created as a result of discussions during the January 2017 Executive Committee meeting as a means of recognizing work by post-docs (something that the other award constructs did not enable). Many of our post-docs are planning careers in academia, and we feel that this type of an award can be a great catalyst for their careers. In brief, the Awards for 2017 are as follows:

  • I-APS Award in Photochemistry, in recognition of outstanding contributions by a member of the society (primarily focusing on the past 10 years of work)
  • I-APS Young Investigator Award, in recognition of outstanding work by a junior investigator (must have started their independent career no earlier than Fall 2012)
  • Nicholas J. Turro Award, in recognition of outstanding research and student mentorship spanning a period of at least 20 years
  • Gerhard Closs Student Award, in recognition of outstanding work by a student researcher (either graduate or undergraduate)
  • Gerhard Closs Post-doctoral Award, in recognition of outstanding work by a post-doctoral research associate
  • G. Cilento Award, in recognition of outstanding contributions by a younger colleague (age 35 or less) from Central or South America
  • I-APS Fellow, in recognition of a lifetime of achievements in the field of photochemistry through research and/or service to the community
Details concerning the nomination procedures for each of these awards can be found here. The nomination packets should be sent as a single pdf file by email to Jim McCusker. Please use the subject line 2017 I-APS [Name of Award] Nomination (e.g. "2017 I-APS Award in Photochemistry Nomination").
Nominations must be submitted no later than October 1, 2017.
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