The purpose of this award is to encourage and recognize innovative research at the annual conference by young investigators. The Incoming Program Chair, with help from the Program Committee will select 5-6 young investigators based upon the scientific merit of their abstract submission. Each selected investigator will deliver an oral slide presentation during the AChemS meeting (or satellite conference). The abstract will be organized within the program-at-large by scientific topic and presenters will be recognized as Polak Young Investigators during the introduction of their presentations by the session chair or the abstracts may be presented in one awards session.
To be eligible, applicants must be AChemS members, have their PhD, but not be more than 10 years past the acquisition of their PhD and not have received this award in the past. To receive the award ($1500 per investigator), the investigator must be present for the Welcome/Awards Ceremony on opening night of the Annual Meeting, during which special recognition will be given to the Ernest Polak Family.
HOW TO APPLY
To apply, check the appropriate box during the online abstract submission process.
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Visit the Past Awardees & Lecturers page to view past winners of the award.