ASSOCIATION OF KOREAN PHYSICISTS IN AMERICA
The OYRA award recognizes outstanding achievements of junior Korean physicists based in North America. It is administered jointly by the Association of Korean Physicists of America (AKPA) and the Korean Physical Society.
Nominees are limited to ethnic Korean physicists who are working at research universities/institutions or industrial/government laboratories in North America and must be a member of AKPA. The nominee's most recent PhD must have been awarded on or after January 1, 2014. The award committee may make exceptions to this requirement if the nominee’s career was disrupted due to military service, extended medical leave, maternity leave, child-rearing, etc. For membership application, visit: https://www.akpa.org/membership
The nomination package must include:
A nomination letter that details the importance and impact of the nominee's work and discusses their qualifications, initiative, and research. (Deadline: Jan. 31, 2023)
Supporting documents (Deadline: Feb. 15, 2023)
The nominee’s curriculum vitae including a list of scientific publications
Two of the most important publications from the above list
Two letters of recommendation from other researchers in support of the nomination
All documents must be sent electronically in PDF format to the AKPA OYRA Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “OYRA 2023 for <nominee’s last name, first name>”. To be considered, nominees must arrange all required materials to be submitted by the dates given below:
Nomination Letter: Jan. 31, 2023, 11:59 PM ET
Supporting Documents: Feb. 15, 2023, 11:59 PM ET
(Optional) Nominees, if they wish, can include a video abstract in their application, a five-minute summary of their most significant research product for non-specialists. The video link can be directly emailed to email@example.com by Feb. 15, 2023.
Two awardees will be selected by the award committee on the basis of scientific excellence and potential to become leaders in the scientific community through their contributions to the field. The awardees will be notified by email and publicly announced on the AKPA website (https://www.akpa.org) in March.
The awardees will be presented with a $1,500 award and invited to give a presentation at the AKPA annual meeting that will be held virtually in the spring. The exact time of the meeting will be announced later.