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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