재미한인물리학자협회

ASSOCIATION OF KOREAN PHYSICISTS IN AMERICA

2022 OUTSTANDING YOUNG

RESEARCHER

AWARD

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.

ELIGIBILITY

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. (For membership application, please visit: https://www.akpa.org/membership) The nominee's most recent PhD must have been awarded on or after January 1, 2013. 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.

NOMINATION

The nomination package must include:

  1. A nomination letter that details the importance and impact of the nominee's work and discusses their qualifications, initiative, and research. (Deadline: February 5, 2022)

  2. Supporting documents (Deadline: February 20, 2022)

    • 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

SUBMISSION

All documents must be sent electronically in PDF format to the AKPA OYRA Committee at oyra2022@akpa.org with the subject line “OYRA 2022 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: February 5, 2022, 11:59 pm EST

    • Supporting Documents: February 20, 2022, 11:59 pm EST

SELECTION

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 announced in March 2022 at https://www.akpa.org.

AWARD PRESENTATION

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 Spring 2022. The exact time of the meeting will be announced later.