IUPAP Young Scientist Award in Medical Physics 2019

The IOMP is pleased to announce the IUPAP Young Scientist Award 2019. This award was established and funded by the International Union of Pure and Applied Physics (IUPAP) and awarded by the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) as the IUPAP affiliated International Commission for Medical Physics. Considering that we will have the 24th International Conference on Medical Physics (ICMP), 8th Latin American Congress of Medical Physics and 2nd Chilean Congress of Medical Physics, which will be held on 8-11th September, 2019 in Santiago, Chile, IOMP decided to present the winners of the IUPAP award for both 2018 and 2019.

The Award will include a cash prize of 1500 USD, an IUPAP medal and the IOMP certificate. In addition, a short Biography of the Awardee will be published in Medical Physics World.

Criteria for selection:

• The recipient of the award should be less than 40 years as of 31 December 2018 and should have up to 5 years of research or development in medical physics.
• The recipient should have performed original and/or applied work of outstanding scientific quality in medical physics. The committee may consider the achievements in the context of opportunity.
• The award may only be received one time by any individual.

Nominating Procedure

• The award will be advertised by the International Organization for Medical Physics (IOMP) on the organization’s website: https://www.iomp.org
• Self-nomination will not be considered.
• Nominations can be made to the Chair of the IOMP Awards and Honors Committee (AHC) by IOMP National Member Organizations (NMO) or individuals through their NMO. Where this is not possible applications should be made directly to the Chair of the AHC. They should include the following:
1. A letter of not more than 1,000 words evaluating nominee’s achievements and identifying the specific work to be recognized.
2. One letter of support (up to a maximum of three pages from someone not at the nominee’s institution and not a mentor or significant collaborator
3. A Curriculum Vita including publications during the last 5 years, which not exceed two pages.
4. List of 5 of the candidate’s most significant publications, including citation information, not to exceed one page.

The closing date for nominations is noon (EST) on 13 May 2019. Nominations should be sent to Dr Simone Kodlulovich Renha at simone@cnen.gov.br. Submissions should be in the form of: MS Word or PDF document. Nominations will be acknowledged by e-mail. If you do not receive an acknowledgement within 72 hours please contact Dr Simone or the secretary of the IOMP at sg.iomp@gmail.com.
The winner will be announced on 4 June 2019.

The Award does not include any travel or conference expenses for the recipient.