재미한인물리학자협회

ASSOCIATION OF KOREAN PHYSICISTS IN AMERICA

The OYRA award recognizes the outstanding achievements of early-career Korean physicists situated in North America. It is jointly administered by the Association of Korean Physicists in America (AKPA) and the Korean Physical Society (KPS). 

ELIGIBILITY 

Nominees must be ethnic Korean physicists employed in research at universities, institutions, industrial, or government labs in North America. They should also hold AKPA membership. The nominee should have received their most recent PhD on or after January 1, 2015. However, exceptions to this requirement are possible if the nominee experienced career interruptions due to circumstances like military service, prolonged medical leave, maternity leave, or child-rearing responsibilities. To apply for membership, visit: https://www.akpa.org/membership

NOMINATION 

The nomination package should include:

SUBMISSION 

All documents should be submitted electronically in PDF format to the AKPA OYRA Committee at oyra2024@akpa.org, with the subject line “OYRA 2024 for <nominee’s last name, first name>”. To ensure consideration, nominees need to arrange for all required materials to be submitted by the following dates:

Nominees have the option to include a link to a video abstract in their CV—a concise, five-minute summary of their most significant research, tailored for non-specialists.

SELECTION AND PRESENTATION 

The award committee will choose two awardees based on their scientific excellence. Awardees will receive notification via email and will be publicly announced on the AKPA website (https://www.akpa.org/) in March 2024. The awardees will receive a $1,500 award and will be invited to deliver a presentation during the AKPA-KPS symposium, which will take place virtually in the upcoming spring.