Careers & Advancement

The Kavli Foundation Early Career Lectureship in Materials Science

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About the Lectureship

This honor recognizes significant novel contributions to materials science by a young researcher in early stages of his/her career.

The nomination site is open March 1—April 1.

Package

The Kavli Foundation Early Career Lectureship in Materials Science includes a $1,000 cash prize, trophy and two nights hotel to attend the Meeting to present a talk.

Nomination Information

Nominations will be accepted between March 1 and April 1 of each year.

Required information for the application includes:

  • Name and email address of nominee
  • Name and email address of nominator
  • Date nominee's Ph.D. was received; Issuing institution
  • Brief statement of recommendation (200 words or less), including nominee's research activity and why you feel it qualifies him or her for The Kavli Foundation Early Career Lectureship in Materials Science (emphasize the creative nature of the candidate's work and the potential for future leadership). This PDF document will be on letterhead and signed by the nominator.
  • A copy of nominee's latest curriculum vitae (PDF document, two pages maximum)

Rules and Eligibility

Nominees should:

  • Be within 10 years of having received a Ph.D. (or terminal degree) at the time of the deadline of nomination on April 1
  • Work as an assistant professor, associate professor, full professor or a non-postdoctoral, permanent staff member in a national laboratory or industry
  • Have already made a significant contribution to materials research and clearly have a promising future

 

The Kavli Foundation Early Career Lectureship in Materials Science Recipients

  • Andrea Alù, The University of Texas at Austin (2016)

  • Ali Khademhosseini, Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology (2015)

  • Julia R. Greer, California Institute of Technology (2014)

  • Jennifer A. Dionne, Stanford University (2013)