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Outstanding Early-Career Investigator Award

 Materials Research Society Foundation LogoThe Outstanding Early-Career Investigator Award recognizes outstanding, interdisciplinary scientific work in materials research by a young scientist or engineer. The award recipient must show exceptional promise as a developing leader in the materials area.



Nominations are accepted through August 2.

Award Package

The annual award consists of a $5,000 cash prize, a presentation trophy and a certificate. Meeting registration fee and reasonable travel expenses to attend the Materials Research Society meeting at which the award is presented will be reimbursed.

Nomination Information

Nominations for the Outstanding Early-Career Investigator Award will be accepted from May 18 through August 2. Rules and eligibility, nomination package requirements and more are available here.


Outstanding Early-Career Investigator Award Recipients