Awards and Travel Scholarships

AsCA 2018 is a combined AsCA/SCANZ meeting and will include several awards and travel scholarship opportunities as listed below.

Rising Star Session:

AsCA 2018/CRYSTAL 32 will include a combined Rising Star Plenary session, which will feature short talks from several young scientists. The Rising Star talks will be selected on the basis of a short application, a 1 page CV, supervisor/mentor support letter, and a submitted abstract. Application should be made as a single (multipage) PDF document.

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Applications for the Rising Star Session should be emailed to asca2018@auckland.ac.nz.

Applications for the Rising Star Session will be considered and awarded by a Sub-committee of the AsCA 2018/CRYSTAL 32 Local Organizing Committee. The deadline for receipt of applications is 10 September 2018.

Conditions of the Award:
1. Applicants for the Rising Star Session will normally be graduate students, post-graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, or early career scientists.
2. The award is made at the sole discretion of the AsCA 2018/CRYSTAL 32 organizers or a delegated Sub-Committee of the Local Organizing Committee (in all matters) and no correspondence outside of the official application will be entered into.

 

IUCr Young Scientists Awards:
The International Union of Crystallography has provided AsCA 2018/CRYSTAL 32 with some funding for Young Scientists Awards to support travel, accommodation, and subsistence expenses. To apply for this award you will need to provide a short application including a personal statement (limited to 500 words or less), a 1 page CV, and a submitted abstract. You may also wish to include a support letter from a supervisor or colleague. Application should be made as a single (multipage) PDF document.

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Applications for IUCr Young Scientists Awards should be emailed to asca2018@auckland.ac.nz.

Applications for the IUCR Young Scientists Award will be considered and awarded by a Sub-committee of the AsCA 2018/CRYSTAL 32 Local Organizing Committee. The deadline for receipt of applications is 10 September 2018.

Conditions of the Award of an IUCr Young Scientists Award:
1. Young scientists are graduate students, post-graduate students or post-doctoral fellows with a maximum age of 30 (exceptionally 35).
2. Preference will be given to those young scientists who have published in IUCr journals.
3. Awards for young scientists should be used solely for travel, accommodation and subsistence expenses.
4. The award is made at the sole discretion of the AsCA 2018/CRYSTAL 32 organizers or a delegated Sub-Committee of the Local Organizing Committee (in all matters) and no correspondence outside of the official application will be entered into.
5. Successful applicants to the IUCr Young Scientists Award cannot also hold funding from the SCANZ/MASLEN Scholarship.
6. The successful applicants will attend the AsCA 2018/CRYSTAL 32 conference and receive the award in the form of a reimbursement.

 

SCANZ/MASLEN Scholarship:
Students who are SCANZ members are invited to apply for “1987” Maslen Scholarships to support travel costs associated with attending AsCA 2018/Crystal 32.

Applications for Maslen Scholarships are now open. All applications will be considered and awarded by SCANZ and should be sent to secretary@scanz.org.

The deadline for receipt of applications is 1 September 2018. Conditions of the award can be found below.

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Conditions of the Award of a Maslen Scholarship:
1. That the applicant is enrolled as a full-time PhD Student at the time of his/her application and will be presenting their research at the meeting either in oral or poster form.
2. Applicants must have been a financial member of SCANZ for at least 6 months prior to application and their supervisor must have been a financial member of SCANZ for at least 12 months prior to the submission of their application.
3. Applications should include a brief (less than 1 page) CV.
4. If a request for travel support is being made, 1 or 2 sentences of additional information on this is required.
5. Support for any student will normally be limited to a maximum of one overseas conference and one local (i.e. CRYSTAL) meeting (Australia or NZ) and is at the sole discretion of the SCANZ Executive (in all matters).
6. Successful applicants to the SCANZ/MASLEN Scholarship cannot also receive funding from the IUCr Young Scientists Award.

 

Bragg and Mathieson Medals:

Applications for Bragg and Mathieson Medals have closed.

SCANZ has established two prestigious medals to be awarded at Crystal meetings. The Lawrence Bragg Medal is awarded for distinguished contributions to science involving X-ray, neutron or electron diffraction and/or imaging, while the Sandy Mathieson Medal is awarded for distinguished contributions to science involving X-ray, neutron or electron diffraction and/or imaging by a researcher under 40 years of age. Both of these medals will be awarded at the AsCA 2018/CRYSTAL 32 meeting and the awardees will present their work in dedicated sessions.

Applications or nominations for these medals are made directly to SCANZ. The deadline for receipt of applications is 1 August 2018.

http://scanz.iucr.org/history/bragg-mathieson-medals

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