POLY Industrial Sponsors Award

Purpose: To recognize outstanding industrial innovation and creativity in the application of Polymer Science, conducted by individual scientists or research teams.

Nature: The Award consists of a plaque and an honorarium in the amount of $2000. The award is usually presented at the Industrial Sponsors program during the Fall National ACS Meeting of even numbered years. The recipient is expected to present an address at a symposium organized in his/her honor. Reasonable travel expenses to the symposium are paid in addition to the honorarium.

Establishment and Support: The award was established in 1999 and is administered by the Polymer Chemistry Division. The award is supported by the Industrial Advisory Board (prior to 2007, this was the Industrial Sponsors Group). The first award was presented at the Fall 2000 American Chemical Society meeting. Previous awardees have included W. H. Mandeville, S. R. Holmes-Farley, A. D. English, L. M. Robeson, Bill M. Culbertson, Craig J. Hawker, James Hendrick, Richard Turner, and Babu N. Gaddam.

Eligibility: Nominees will be selected on the basis of creative polymer science conducted at any industrial research facility. Aspects of the work must have been published in the open literature, which includes either patents or technical journals. The award shall be granted to an individual or research team for furthering industrial polymer science. The award shall be granted to an individual or team without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Nomination Procedure: All submission and review of nominations are handled electronically. Please complete the application form and include it as the first page of the nomination package. To complete the package please include a nomination letter describing the accomplishments of the nominee (3 pages maximum), the nominee's curriculum vitae, three representative publications of the nominee, and two supporting letters (1 page per letter maximum). The entire nomination package should be compiled as single PDF file and e-mailed to the Polymer Division Business Office: kathyl@vt.edu . For additional question call 540-231-3029.

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