Awards and Stipends

Richard Ernst prize 2018

Dear Colleague

We are asking for nominations for the “Richard R. Ernst Prize in Magnetic Resonance” (Ernst Prize), named after magnetic resonance pioneer and Nobel Laureate Prof. Richard R. Ernst, which will be awarded at the EUROMAR 2018 in Nantes to recognize ‘recent beneficial applications of Magnetic Resonance’. 

The Ernst Prize is intended to award achievements going beyond fundamental research, for groundbreaking applications of new or of previously known techniques in all areas of magnetic resonance. It is intended for research published within the last three years, although the origins of the ideas and experiments may have been described in previous publications.  In special cases, and at the discretion of the Prize Committee, the award may be for cumulative achievements over a longer period of time.  The Ernst Prize is intended to be awarded to a single individual; however, it may be awarded to up to three scientists if the Prize Committee deems that their contributions to the development of the applications are of equal value.  Former prize recipients are Alex Pines (2016) and Robert Griffin (2017).
 
The Prize comes with a purse of 10,000 Euros; it is sponsored by the Bruker BioSpin Corporation, and is awarded annually at the EUROMAR conference.

The 2018 Ernst Prize committee is made by Profs. Lucia Banci (chair), Lucio Frydman, Alex Pines, Robert Griffin, Wiktor Kozminski, Patrick Giraudeau and Hartmut Oschkinat.

Nominations must include and fulfill the following conditions:

• Nominations must include the nominee's name, affiliation, address, phone number, and e-mail
• Nominations must include a brief (ca. 200 words) description of the work serving as the basis for the nomination, and a list of relevant publications (~5).
• Nominees may not have received the Guenther Laukien Prize or the Russell Varian Prize in the preceding five years.
• Self-nominations are not accepted
• Nominations for the 2018 Ernst Prize will be considered until February 16, 2018 to Lucia Banci, the Chair of the Ernst Prize Committee.

On behalf of the Euromar Board of Trustees and of the Ernst Prize Committee

Thomas Prisner 
Chair, Euromar Board of Trustees
Prisner@Chemie.Uni-Frankfurt.de

Lucia Banci
Chair of the Ernst Prize Committee
banci@cerm.unifi.it

AMPERE Prize

Dear colleagues,

The AMPERE prize has recently been redefined and is now given to a young principle researcher (a “rising star”) for her/his first achievements in her/his independent career. There is no strict age limit but typically researchers below the age of forty are envisioned. The prize is given biannually.
The committee now calls for Nominations for the AMPERE Prize 2018 for a young principal investigator in the field of magnetic resonance. The prize will be presented during the EUROMAR in Nantes (France) July 1st to July 5th 2018. The prize carries a value of € 2000.

You are kindly invited to submit nominations by e-mail to the president of the prize committee

beat.meier@nmr.phys.chem.ethz.ch

Suggestions must be received by 15th February 2018 and should include the following
documents:

• Nomination letter
• Curriculum vitae
• List of publications and presentations at conferences

Sincerely yours,

Gunnar Jeschke
Secretary General, Groupement AMPERE

Raymond Andrew Prize

Dear colleagues,

Call for Nominations for the Raymond Andrew Prize
for an outstanding PhD thesis in the field of magnetic resonance

For the Raymond Andrew Prize 2018 the AMPERE Prize Committee is seeking your help in
searching for qualified candidates who completed their dissertation during the period of
2016/2017. The prize will be presented during the EUROMAR in Nantes (France) from
July 1st to July 5th 2018.

You are kindly invited to submit nominations by e-mail to

andrewprize@nmr.phys.chem.ethz.ch

Suggestions must be received by 15th February 2018 and should include the following
documents:

• Nomination letter
• Curriculum vitae
• List of publications and presentations at conferences
• PhD thesis in PDF

The thesis should be written in English. In exceptional cases, the thesis may also be
submitted in triplicate as a hardcopy to the AMPERE Secretariat.
Submissions that arrive too late will automatically be transferred to the next year. The
prize committee will reconsider excellent contributions for two years in a row.

For a list of past Andrew Prize winners see: https://www.ampere-society.org/

Sincerely yours,

Gunnar Jeschke
Secretary General, Groupement AMPERE

Journal of Magnetic Resonance young scientist awards

Elsevier will sponsor four “Journal of Magnetic Resonance Young Scientist Awards” at the annual EUROMAR conference, consisting each of: a check of US$500.00, a one-year electronic subscription to the Journal of Magnetic Resonance and a Certificate. The awards will be given to graduate students or post-doctoral fellows, whose unsolicited submissions for an oral presentation have been selected based on excellence by the EUROMAR scientific program committee. Before their oral presentations, the awardees are announced as winners of the “Journal of Magnetic Resonance” by the session chair or an editor of JMR (if present).
JMR would like to see these award-winning contributions submitted to the Journal within the 12 months prior to the EUROMAR in question. If that was not the case, we encourage the winners to submit such article to JMR within a year of the award.

Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry Award for Young Scientists

The Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry Award for Young Scientists consists of three prizes of 500 Euros awarded to young scientists who have submitted an outstanding abstract for the Euromar 2018 conference. The awardees will be selected by the scientific committee of the conference from the abstracts submitted for an oral presentation.

Magnetochemistry EPR travel awards

The journal Magnetochemistry (ISSN 2312-7481, http://www.mdpi.com/journal/magnetochemistry) is very pleased to offer two 200 € travel grants, awarded to young scientists who have submitted an outstanding abstract in the field of EPR at EUROMAR 2018. The awardees will be identified by the scientific committee.

FEBS Journal Poster Prize

The FEBS Journal is very pleased offer two 200-euro poster prizes at EUROMAR 2018. The journal has a long history of supporting early career scientists and is delighted to recognise their important contributions at this meeting.

FRISBI registration grant

The French Infrastructure for Integrated Structural Biology (FRISBI: http://frisbi.eu/) provides an infrastructure for integrative structural biology approaches, from the molecular to the cellular level, integrating multi-resolution data from X-ray crystallography, small angle X-ray scattering, NMR, Cryo-EM and functional data including development for protein expression and crystallization. It is open to structural and molecular and cell biologists from both academia and industry from France and Europe. In the frame of EUROMAR 2018, FRISBI sponsors the early-bird registration of 4 students working in France in the field of Structural Biology. The scientific committee of the conference identifies the awardees.

Suraj Manrao student poster prizes

The EUROMAR Conference announces that the SURAJ MANRAO STUDENT TRAVEL FUND will offer 10 best poster prizes of $ 100 US each for the best posters during the conference. SURAJ MANRAO Student Travel Fund contributes student travel/poster awards for major International NMR Conferences.

GERM Travel Grants

The French group for the study of magnetic resonance (GERM - http://germ.asso.fr) will offer 2 travel grants to students working in French laboratories, on the basis of their abstract submitted to the Euromar Conference. Registration as a STUDENT according to the Registration Terms & Conditions, and abstract submission will be sufficient to be considered for a stipend application. The awarded students will be notified by e-mail early June.

Student stipends

A number of student stipends founded by AMPERE Society and Euromar will be distributed on the basis of the abstracts submitted by students. Therefore registration as a STUDENT according to the Registration Terms & Conditions and abstract submission are a stipend application at the same time. The list of students awarded will be known not later than June 1st. The awarded students will be notified by e-mail.