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2017 Plasma Science and Applications Award

The 2017 Plasma Science and Applications Award will be presented to Professor Alan Phelps of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, United Kingdom. Professor Phelps will be recognized at ICOPS 2017 for groundbreaking and influential contributions to the field of plasma science, including: diagnostics, waves, plasma-surface interactions, beam instabilities, ionospheric plasmas, magnetospheric science and novel microwave radiation sources.


2017 IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award

The 2017 IEEE Marie Sklodowska-Curie Award will be presented to Professor Chandrashekhar Joshi of the University of California - Los Angeles (UCLA), Los Angeles, California, United States of America. Professor Joshi will be recognized at ICOPS 2017 for outstanding contributions to the field of nuclear and plasma sciences and engineering.

2016 IEEE Nuclear and Plasma Sciences Society Merit Award

The 2016 IEEE Nuclear Plasma Sciences Society Merit Award will be presented to Dr. Meyya Meyyappan of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) Ames Research Center, California, United States of America. Dr. Meyyappan will be recognized at ICOPS 2017 for contributions to modeling, simulation, and development of low temperature process plasmas in microelectronics and plasma applications in nanotechnology.


2017 Igor Alexeff Outstanding Student in Plasma Science Award

The 2017 Igor Alexeff Outstanding Student in Plasma Science Award will be presented to David Yager-Elorriaga of the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America. Mr. Yager-Elorriaga will be recognized at ICOPS 2017 for innovative research contributions to the plasma science of excitation and stabilization of instabilities in pulsed-power driven foil plasma implosions.


2017 IEEE Graduate Scholarship Award

The 2017 IEEE Graduate Scholarship Award will be presented to Sabahattin Yurt  of the University of New Mexico, United States of America. Mr. Yurt will be recognized at ICOPS 2017 for his contributions to the fields of Nuclear and Plasma Sciences.


NPSS Child Care Assistance Grant

Description: The Nuclear & Plasma Sciences Society is offering child care reimbursement of up to $400 per family as a Pilot Program to assist conference attendees who incur additional childcare expenses by attending ICOPS 2017. Limited funds are available and preference will be given to applicants in the early stages of their careers who are IEEE NPSS members. Up to five candidates will be selected per conference per year.
 
Reimbursement: 
 
Allowable expenses include:
  • Babysitting or child-care expenses at the conference location while parent(s) attend sessions
  • Additional babysitting or child-care expenses incurred in leaving a child at home while parent(s) attend the conference
  • Transportation expenses for a childcare provider to care for child(ren) during the conference (e.g., an adult or relative not sharing your residence)
Expenses must be documented on the standard IEEE Expense Report. Documented expenses, together with receipts, must be received by the conference finance chair/treasurer within two weeks of the completion of the conference. If documentation is not received within 2 weeks following the end of the conference no reimbursement will be made. All reimbursements will be made after the conference.
 
Eligibility: 
  • Families where both parents are registered attendees at ICOPS 2017
  • Parent (registered attendee) who brings child(ren) to ICOPS 2017
  • Parent (registered attendee) who incurs additional expenses at home (above their normal child-care expenses) while attending ICOPS 2017
Notification: Notification of reimbursement selection will be made prior ICOPS 2017 by Monday, May 1, 2017.
 
Application: The NPSS Child Care Assistance Grant application must be submitted no later than Friday, March 31, 2017.  

Student Travel Grants

A limited number of travel grants are available to encourage students who are IEEE members to attend ICOPS 2017.

Only "First Author" abstracts submitted by students are eligible for travel grants. Moreover, the abstract should be original (not published elsewhere).

Applicants should submit the following information by March 31, 2017

  • Copy of submitted abstract
  • IEEE membership number
  • Proposed travel budget to the conference (cost sharing with other students is encouraged)
  • Two letters of recommendation, one of which is from the student's advisor, stating the importance of the research to be presented.

Create a single merged pdf file containing all the application material and e-mail it to hopwood-icops@ece.tufts.edu by March 31, 2017.


Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant

To be considered for the Paul Phelps Continuing Education Grant please complete this application, scan and email to icops2017@ieee.org by March 31, 2017.

Description: To promote continuing education by providing a grant to support participation in ICOPS 2017's Mini-course on "Charged Particle Beams and High Powered Pulsed Sources" and to further encourage membership in NPSS. The grant award will be for $500 which includes the mini-course registration fee and support for hotel accommodations.

Eligibility: Outstanding members of NPSS who are either Student Members, Post-Doctoral Fellows or Research Associates, or unemployed members needing assistance in changing career direction. 

Basis for Judging: Exceptional promise as a student, postdoc or research associate in any of the fields of NPSS, or exceptional work in those fields by currently unemployed NPSS members with an expectation that attendance to one or more of the Mini-courses / Short Courses will result in an improved possibility of obtaining a job in an NPSS field.


NPSS Student Paper Awards

Description: For outstanding student poster or oral papers submitted to the 44th International Conference on Plasma Science (ICOPS 2017). The purpose of these awards is to encourage both outstanding student contributions and greater student participation as principal or sole authors of papers as well as to acknowledge the importance of student contributions to the fields embraced by the NPSS.

Prize: The two best papers (two awards) will receive cash awards of $500 each and a Certificate. The two runners-up will receive a certificate only.

Eligibility: Any student who is the principal or sole author/researcher and the presenter of either a poster or oral paper at any IEEE NPSS conference that has chosen to provide outstanding student awards, and who has been identified as an eligible student author, will be eligible. If there is a tie, preference will be given 1) to IEEE NPSS members; 2) to IEEE members; or 3) to non-IEEE members.

Basis for Judging: All NPSS Student Paper Awards candidates must be nominated by their research advisors. The research advisor should send an email to icops2017@ieee.org with the candidate's name, abstract title, and advisor's reason for nomination by March 31, 2017. The Student Paper Awards Review Committee will identify a group of NPSS Student Paper Awards finalists. The student finalists will then be asked to present an oral presentation on their research paper at the ICOPS 2017. The Awards Review Committee will rank the papers for technical content and originality first. Other criteria such as graphic display and clarity of data presentation may be considered.

Presentation: The NPSS Student Paper Awards recipients will be announced during the ICOPS 2017's Conference Dinner on Wednesday, May 24, 2017.

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