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MRS Postdoctoral Award

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MRS acknowledges the Jiang Family Foundation and MTI Corporation for their generous contribution to support this award.     

Submit an Application

 Submission deadline is August 1, 2024

About the Award

The MRS Postdoctoral Award recognizes postdoctoral scholars who are showing exceptional promise that may include, for example, excellence in scientific research, leadership, advocacy, outreach, or teaching, during their postdoc assignment.

Award Package

Each award consists of a $2,000 honorarium, award trophy, citation certificate, meeting registration fee to attend the Materials Research Society's Spring Meeting at which the award is presented, and a one-year MRS membership.

Nomination Information

Nominations for the MRS Postdoctoral Award will be accepted June 1 through August 1. Rules and eligibility, nomination package requirements and more are available here.


MRS TV speaks with Qi Qian, recipient of the 2023 MRS Postdoctoral Award, for pioneering research in developing and understanding van der Waals heterostructures and superlattices.




"I feel truly honored to receive this MRS Postdoctoral Award and definitely grateful that I got the recognition from my peers. I think this award is a testament to my hard work and dedication that I put in this field. I hope that I can inspire others to make more efforts in these scientific endeavors with commitment and passion."

∼ Qi Qian

MRS Postdoctoral Award Recipients